I live in my car full-time – I find comfort in a common feature all drivers use during a storm as I save for tiny home

A DRIVER has claimed that a standard car feature often provides her with convenience as she lives in her car all the time while saving for a tiny house.

The motorist explained that aside from ensuring clear visibility during rain showers, windshield wipers are also useful for another important reason.

Influencer and adventurer Rowan explained that her windshield wipers can be reassuring on a long car ride


Influencer and adventurer Rowan explained that her windshield wipers can be reassuring on a long car ridePhoto credit: YouTube/justrowan
Rowan has outfitted her SUV with a bed and cooking utensils


Rowan has outfitted her SUV with a bed and cooking utensilsPhoto credit: YouTube/justrowan

Influencer Rowan (@justrowan) documents her car adventures as she travels across the United States.

In a recent clip, she revealed to viewers that, in addition to the clear function of wiping away raindrops, the methodical pattern of her rain-sensing windshield wipers sometimes also provides great mental comfort.

“One thing that makes me really happy right now is the intermittent wipers,” Rowan noted as she drove through the dark and rain early in the morning.

“So it’s a simple thing, but having the right wiper setting for the amount of rain is really nice.”

She continued: “Like if it’s just on or off and you have to film with it all the time, I don’t know… that’s a simple thing.”

“I’m actually very happy with my wiping rhythm to rain ratio.”

As Rowan did in the clip, adjusting the wiper blade speed is a relatively simple process on most cars.

Courtesy of a tutorial clip from Chevrolet, the extended wiper handle is usually located to the right of the steering wheel.

To turn on the wipers, the lever is moved either up or down to slowly start the rhythm.

It can be moved again to increase speed, and probably two more times to reach maximum wiper speed in extreme weather conditions.

In the clip, Rowan continued her adventures and showed her audience the work she does with DoorDash, and her sleeping setup in the back of the car was also visible.

There was an almost fully equipped bed above the rear rows of the SUV, and if necessary, the windows were covered with blackout blinds, blankets and pillows to ensure privacy.

The blinds were decorated with trees, and the roadtripper also had a fully functional single stove burner that she could use to heat water in a kettle for coffee.

Rowan’s entire setup was designed for a camping experience and living on the go while saving money on a tiny home.

“I use car camping, gig work, and seasonal jobs to save money while enjoying the freedom and flexibility of traveling and being close to nature,” the influencer explained on her page.

“I have a goal of buying a small house and a few acres of land in the next five years or so.”

She continued, “Although that’s my main goal, I also plan on doing a few budget international trips here and there, as well as a few road trips around the US.”

“I love adventure and I hope you choose to join me on my journey!”

As The US Sun previously reported, Rowan isn’t the only one with a desire to travel around the country by car.

YouTuber Chrome, also known as Vancity Vanlife (@vancityvanlife), has been living outside of his vehicle for at least six years.

After documenting his adventures, the influencer has amassed a following of nearly 300,000 subscribers.

The Canadian traveler rides around with his dog Cruz in an elaborate ambulance with a makeshift cot and a few pillows at the back of the room.

He also owns a small shop where he stores additional parts and accessories to make his life on the road easier.

For more related content, check out The US Sun’s coverage of a TikToker who got into her SUV to travel across the United States.

The US Sun also has the story of a full-time worker who claimed he was forced to live in his car to survive.


TaraSubramaniam is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@dailynationtoday.com.

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