Dylan Magaster started his YouTube channel at the age of 21 with only $1,000 in the bank. He backpacked for 6 months, converted a van, and lived in it for close to 2 years. Then he decided to move to the Mediterranean and buy a sailboat with only 7 days of sailing experience with 2 strangers that he met through the internet. He has now sailed over 6,000 nautical miles and visited 27 countries. In this interview, we’ll talk about van life vs. boat life, and how to do it all on the cheap.
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In This Episode:
- The driving forces behind Dylan's living situations
- Honoring the commitment to yourself: Dylan's YouTube journey
- A few of Dylan's favorite alternative builds
- Aren't vans expensive? How was he able to do it for less?
- Some points to ponder before going tiny
- Sailing with strangers: finding a crew and making it happen
- How does a Repositioning Cruise work?
- What it's like to travel during a pandemic
- Is there a home base in the future?
- The story of Dylan's boat
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At the age of 21, Dylan Magaster embarked on an inner and outer exploratory journey through South America with a backpack and a camera. In the short span of 4 years, he created the thriving production company FLORB while traveling to 27 countries in his self-converted van and now sailboat. He is considered one of the pioneers of the Alternative Living movement on YouTube.
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Making van life look fun
Pretty parking spot!
Plenty of room for yoga
The crew lived on the boat out of the water for over 80 days!
Docked with some visiting swans
Cozy living in the boat – complete with mini woodstove
Exploring the caves at Zakynthos Island
Still sailing when it's cold
Wild camping with friends
Boats need baths, too