non-drivers and vanlife

There have been a recent rash of posts from young adults in /r/vandwellers saying stuff like this:

>I want to live in a van but don't know how to drive

What?  These aren’t high school underclassmen ineligible for drivers licenses.  These are young adults who have never had a license.  What is going on here?  None have mentioned living in NYC or some other place where driving is rare.

Possible factors:

  • increased use of Uber/Lyft can be a better deal for some than owning a car

  • failure-to-launch types who continue to live with their parents and use them as taxis