Starting over & towing West an off-grid, wood clad tiny home

August 12, 2019 john 21 23593 11:57

Kim Harmsen crossed the country by RV when she was married, but now single she built herself a tiny home on wheels, hitched it to her truck and departed Minnesota to find a new home state (or states). It took her three years to build, but her tiny mobile home provides a security, particularly from…

A custom van to make the case for seasonal West Coast nomadism

July 3, 2019 john 21 18756 24:40

Eric Kennedy was tired of paying San Francisco rent and he wanted to travel more, so he bought a 4×4 Mercedes Sprinter van and converted it into his new mobile home. The loan payments (over 5 years) were half of what he had been paying in rent and since his job as a software developer…

Can a family of 5 find home where they park their campervan?

April 15, 2019 john 20 27631 41:05

When Dan and Marlene started traveling with their Tab teardrop trailer they never expected it to become a full-time lifestyle for their now family of five. They began life on the road after their first child was born when they put their California home up for rent and bought an Airstream. https://malimish.com/ Once the children…

Top-ranked kayaker builds “Hobbit Van” for life on the road

February 8, 2017 john 19 24852 15:46

When Canada’s top-ranked whitewater kayaker Ben Hayward decided to pursue his Olympic dream, he began a life on the road racing in Europe. To afford this itinerant lifestyle, he crafted a 72-square-foot wooden home on the back of a flatbed truck, dubbing it the “Hobbit Van” for it’s big, round door and butterfly-style windows. Hayward,…

#vanlife with no filter: couple records work/life on wheels

February 15, 2016 john 0 4901 47:51

Shelby and Simon are wedding photographers from Ottawa, Canada who had become enamored by the hashtag vanlife. “We started getting hooked on it, all those Instagram pictures that we saw of people parked in state and national parks, oh check out this parking spot it’s on the edge of a cliff and I’ve got this…

Converted van as full-time home for nomadic Canadian couple

May 27, 2015 john 0 4274 35:44

Mat and Danielle spent their first date bonding over Lloyd Kahn’s book “Home Work” and discussing their ideas for simplifying their lives. They became a couple, but “somewhere along the way, we ended up doing the exact opposite of what we wanted,” explains Danielle on their blog. “Instead of simplifying, we bought a house and…