Daniel Norris Lives In A Van
Former Toronto Blue Jay and current Detroit Tigers pitcher, Daniel Norris lives in an unexpected way.
He has way more money than anyone could imagine in their early twenties and yet he chooses to live a very modest lifestyle.
Norris grew up in an environment that was largely influenced by nature and the outdoors.
… (Still don’t think I would choose to live in a van…)
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After receiving a $2 million signing bonus with the Toronto Blue Jays, Daniel Norris decided to hit the road with his new dream car—a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van—which incidentally, is also his new dream home.
21-year-old* Norris signed with the Blue Jays right out of high school in 2011. Upon signing to a new team, professional athletes are typically awarded huge sums of money to incentivize their hard work and integration into the team. Norris isn’t easily aroused by the materialism of ‘high status’ life, and despite being one of the only 21-year-olds on the planet able to afford a Rolls-Royce, Norris is completely content living out of his van, traveling around the coast in search of good surf, epic hiking spots and rock walls. His van, called Shaggy, is equipped with a bed and kitchenette, which Norris uses to make simplistic meals over a stovetop.
With life on the road, camping, surfing, and hiking, it’s hard to believe that Norris can still find the time to be a professional athlete, but he is adamant that baseball is his true passion. Recognizing how easily one can be swept away in the fame and financial excess of professional baseball, Norris believes that the van life keeps him grounded, insisting that societies normalizing luxury is dangerous.
After three years, Norris shows no signs of slowing down this slightly nomadic life in the van.
* Daniel Norris is now 22 years old.
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