What is Asheville Van Life?

The inaugural Asheville Van Life Rally was coordinated in August of 2015, in conjunction with the 5Point Adventure Film Festival, with about 25 vehicles on display.  In 2016, the Rally grew to attract over 75 vehicles, and created quite a buzz.  We joyfully kicked tires, geeked out, shared stories about our adventures since we last got together, and were able to spend quality time together on a beautiful October evening.

After 5Point withdrew their participation in the Asheville community following the 2016 event, Micah Pulleyn, former 5Point Asheville Festival Manager and National Events Director, was faced with a long list of van lifers who really wanted the Rally to continue.  With consistent and persistent nudging, nagging, and passion from the Southeast #vanlife community, Micah decided to put feelers out there to see if there was enough desire to pull off the third annual Asheville Van Life Rally.  The feedback was exuberantly positive and so, we got together and started planning.  And, now, we are planning for the fourth annual rally in 2018!

The people of this community are what the Asheville Van Life is all about.  It's not just the rally, it's not just about an event.  It's about the connection created between people sharing stories, ideas, passion, and adventure.  Micah has only created an opportunity for everyone to come together and share in community.

Be on the lookout for trips, gatherings, forums, meet-ups, workshops, presentations, dance parties, pop-up van installations, virtual "ride board," and giveaways for the entire van life community on this site--it is intended to be a place to come together when we can't in person.  



How do I get in touch with the person behind this?

To contact Micah directly, email ashevillevanlife@gmail.com or call 828.380.9287.