classic vw bus, Our Story

In 2003, we unexpectedly found our calling in the form of our first Classic VW Bus. She was a white 1971 Bay window campervan. She had a lot of miles to her name, but she was still in perfect shape. We named her Westy. In the years to come, she not only carried us throughout Europe — she initiated us into an inviting, global community that taught us so much about life and joy.

Belonging to a Community

When we hit the road in search of freedom, we never expected to find such a life-changing community. During our travels, we met fellow Classic VW Bus travelers and true friends at just about every rest stop and campground between the Iberian Peninsula and Scandinavia.

Even behind the wheel, cruising the coiled cliffside roads of Northern Italy or the long strips of the fast-moving Autobahn, whenever we passed another Classic VW Bus we’d exchange knowing nods and friendly waves. It was as if the buses we drove communicated something to each other about the values we shared. The simplicity and charm of Classic VW Buses made us slow down and appreciate life instead of getting caught up in the daily grind. They expressed our love for freedom, simplicity, and the great outdoors. We knew happiness wasn’t our destination, but rather a way of life.

After hundreds of these encounters, plus a lot of shared campsites and adventures, the affection we felt for Westy became inseparable from the affection we felt for our community. We knew we were part of a movement.

classic vw bus, Our Story
classic vw bus, Our Story

A Passion for Classic VW Buses

We shared so much more than just a vehicle with our fellow travelers. We shared a set of values our Classic VW Buses represented. A draw to the charm and quality. An adventurous outlook. A desire to live life differently. An abiding appreciation for the great outdoors. A nostalgia for the simplicity of the past.

Classic VW Buses capture the hearts of so many different people. Young people just starting out; old couples getting away from it all; nature-loving families enjoying campfires; young couples hitting the open road seeking to explore the world.

Our lifestyle centered on boundless adventure, freedom, and passion binds us together.

We’ve made it our mission to share that passion by connecting like-minded enthusiasts with each other and introducing new aficionados to the joy the Classic VW Bus lifestyle offers.

In the end, that’s why we’re here. We touch base with the old hands and reach out to folks who are just now discovering the glory of a road trip in their first Classic VW Bus.

Join us as we live the BusLife to its fullest and share the movement with the world. Enjoy every moment. Celebrate the breathtaking nature this beautiful world has to offer. Live a life full of adventure, passion, and freedom with your beloved Classic VW Bus.

Our Vision

We’ve set out on the open road to inspire people to live the BusLife.

Our goal is to create a tight-knit community of fellow VW Bus enthusiasts around the world and inspire them to be their most authentic, adventurous, freedom-loving selves.

classic vw bus, Our Story
classic vw bus, Our Story

Our Mission

We share the joy and passion of the BusLife lifestyle by:

  • Connecting fellow VW Bus enthusiasts around the world
  • Inspiring people to share their stories
  • Sharing events that celebrate the BusLife movement
  • Promoting products and services that bring us all together

BusLifers is the go-to place for everything related to the VW BusLife. Whether you currently live in a VW bus, you spend your free time traveling in your converted bus, or you just have a love for everything a Classic VW Bus represents, you’ll find your tribe here!

Our Values

classic vw bus, Our Story

Community

The BusLifers community stretches around the world, sharing a bond that goes beyond language barriers and distance. Behind the wheel of the same iconic vehicle, it’s as though we’re all on a glorious adventure together. When we meet fellow BusLifers at the same rest stop, we always strike up a conversation that could spark a lifelong friendship. No matter where in the world we find each other, that special kinship is always there.

classic vw bus, Our Story

Freedom

Beyond just a means of transportation, Classic VW Buses are rolling homes that can set off wherever the road takes them whether to small nearby campsites, or wide open spaces far off the beaten track. Pack up a lunch for a day trip or mark your map for a weeklong adventure, and the world is yours. When you’re cruising the highway in a Classic VW Bus, you’re free to drive wherever a car can go. Wherever you park, you’re free to set up as if you’d brought home with you.

classic vw bus, Our Story

Adventure

No matter who you are or how busy your work keeps you, a VW Bus promises the adventure of a weeklong trip to a far-off canyon, a weekend in the mountains, an afternoon at the beach, or a lifetime on the open road. Wherever your heart takes you, your Classic VW Bus will help you get outdoors and explore new places with as many friends and family members as you can fit aboard.

classic vw bus, Our Story

Authenticity

Sure, there are other ways to travel. But nothing beats taking a road trip in your Classic VW Bus. With simple, nostalgic charm, VW Buses make the journey just as much a part of the experience as the destination is. There’s no better or more
authentic way to travel than from the high-set driver’s seat of a Classic VW Bus.