vagrant.d outside of the home folder

By default Vagrant uses ~/.vagrant.d. Fortunately, vagrant provides an environment variable called VAGRANT_HOME by which you can set vagrant home.

Just do the following to change the vagrant home (this only works in the current session)

export VAGRANT_HOME=/path/to/vagrant

To make it permanent, add this to your ~/.bash_profile (for login shell).

Update: VAGRANT_HOME has been added to the documentation – Environmental Variables

VAGRANT_HOME can be set to change the directory where Vagrant stores global state. By default, this is set to ~/.vagrant.d. The Vagrant home directory is where things such as boxes are stored, so it can actually become quite large on disk.

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