I just watched YT vanlife build vids until I became obsessed with my own design idea and layout (Found a nice butcher block at Goodwill and used it for standing desk and kitchen counter), but yeah I lucked out on having a neighbor who was a pro and had the tools / skills required. I like the term "adventure goals" and will have to start saying that more, lol.This is what I'm planning to do but honestly don't have the time to build it myself so I'm looking to get it professionally done. If you don't have access to the proper tools and helpers it can be a real challenge.
I also look at it as somewhat of an investment - not just because it should hold its value relatively well, but also as an investment in my mental health and also adventure goals/values.
Did you work on the road too? I plan to get signal boosters but am worried about not finding adequate places to work from. Curious to hear about your setup. I was also planning to spend time at coffee shops and co-working spaces but who knows what the status will be of those or if I'll need certain 'papers' to even get in. Also, the shower situation is a good point since many used their Planet Fitness/24 Hour membership to shower.
The plan was this ideal situation of working at the standing desk which rarely happened. I mostly went to libraries and reserved the nicest office for 3 hr blocks. I looked into the boosters but didn't want a big ass antena on top. Now I'm looking at storage containers home type stuff