With housing costs soaring off the charts, more and more millennials, travelers, and alternative living enthusiasts are looking for a new answer to our human need for shelter. The “tiny house” movement has taken off in the past few years because people want something different, and aren’t’ afraid to think outside of the box to create new living situations. But as nomads of all ages look for housing done differently, we should all remember one of the most popular and impactful forms of alternative living in the history of American culture: the camper van!

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the VW Bus was a classic staple of hippy gatherings, counter-culture travelling, and alternative exploration. While Volkswagen has recently been on the wrong end of a few high-profile scandals, there is still a lot of value in their classic, 1960’s style van. Today, creative individuals are converting these auto classics into full time living spaces, relying on imaginative engineering and a devotion to novel living. Here are ten of the coolest, most unique, and most imaginative VW camper vans you can find on the road.