Everything You’re Curious To Know
Joshua Smith | Updated January 2023
Author and Van Life Enthusiast
This is the ultimate guide on Max and Occy on YouTube for 2023.
Over the last few years, I have watched almost 30 hours of YouTube videos created by Max, as well as researched as much as I could.
This was even from the days of Max and Lee, before her passing. She was a beautiful soul!
If you’re curious about:
👉 How Max afforded his van
👉 How much he makes (including YouTube income stats)
👉 Where he has driven to
👉 What issues and controversies he has handled
👉 How you can live van life within the next 90 days
Then you’ve definitely come to the right website.
Before we begin, a quick intro from the Van Life Freedom author…
The Van Life Freedom Author
Hello fellow van life enthusiast! I’m Joshua. 😃
I’ve discovered the ultimate business model for remote workers.
With this business model, I’m able to:
👉 Own my own van completely debt-free
👉 Survive for several days without wifi
👉 Create semi-passive income online
👉 Run my business from any parking lot
But hey, let’s talk about that later. Back to my fellow Australian, Max…
Max and Occy FAQs (January 2023)
His van doesn’t have a name
Max Bidstrup (age 34) and he is still single.
Lee Mcmillan really was the light of his world.
Meanwhile, he has his incredible dog. Occy’s breed is Aussie Shepherd.
Max has a 2009 Iveco Daily van. This was Max’s 4th van conversion.
Max worked as an ambo (ambulance officer) for many years to purchase his van for cash.
You’d be surprised by how rich he’s becoming…
As of 2023, Max and Occy have a net worth of $520,000 Australian dollars.
This is based on the value of the van and online business. He also owns a small stock portfolio.
Max makes $4,300/month creating videos by:
👉 Running ads on his channel
👉 Brand sponsorship deals
👉 Running his Patreon account
👉 Using occasional affiliate links
His collaborations include:
Max also rented his van to Sorelle Amore for a few months.
Max is currently in Canada at an offgrid community.
In the past, Max has traveled across North America, Canada, SE Asia and Australia. He’s been to 17 different countries by van.
The biggest moment in Max’s journey, apart from breaking up with Lee Macmillan, was her passing a year later:
Max recently become a paramedic in Sydney again but quit soon after. He left Australia due to our intense travel restrictions.
He doesn’t have a new girlfriend yet and may live on a permaculture property for a little while.
What can we learn from this beautiful soul?
Usually I list a few takeaways, but for Max, I only have one:
👉 Cherish every moment as if it were your last
(In reference to Lee’s passing)
It’s been great seeing Max recently become more vibrant through 2022 and I look forward to seeing the next 5 years and beyond.
Working Remotely With Van Life
Hey! 😃 It’s Joshua again from Van Life Freedom.
Clearly, I’ve been hugely inspired by Max and his story.
It’s clear that he’s living the dream because of his income streams
Earlier I mentioned my excitement about a specific business model
It’s an exciting opportunity that allows you to:
🔥 Work from your van from anywhere in the world
🔥 Share your passion and enthusiasm with others
🔥 Start your own business or simply work remotely
🔥 Create a schedule that represents more freedom
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