Richmond event welcomes those with ‘van life’ wanderlust

Richmond event welcomes those with ‘van life’ wanderlust
Photo courtesy of LuxVan

By Kathy Chouteau

The LuxVan team, an entrepreneurial “van life” endeavor that hit the road during the pandemic, will host a “LuxVan Preview” for curious community members Wednesday, Jan. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Bridge Storage ArtSpace and Cafe, 23 Maine Ave. in Richmond.

The team, which formed a year and a half ago at Bridge amid the pandemic, said it plans to show off some of its “creative and entrepreneurial happenings” that “redefine what is possible for #vanlife and small living.”

It all started with the pandemic, a van and a dream, when Bridge owner Jeff Wright and his wife, Kit, were struck by a collective feeling of wanderlust and remembrances of past travels on the road in a van, per LuxVan’s website.

Research revealed the 2021 long-bed, high-roof Mercedes Sprinter to be a popular camping conversion van. One such van was brought to Bridge along with a challenge to its artistic community: “Who can help us build the ultimate campervan? Something versatile, sophisticated, with a type of quality that makes living life in a van a life without compromise” according to the website.

Longtime Bridge member and cofounder, Peter Zatopek, rose to the challenge, drafting numerous interior layouts until the perfect combination of artistic design and high quality craftsmanship was achieved.

Wednesday evening’s event invites the community to see what the team “has been up to” in the world of luxury van modifications and have some coffee to boot, per LuxVan Project Manager Abraham Bradley. To RSVP for the LuxVan Preview, click here. To learn more about LuxVan, click here or call 415.961.5108.