Well, I did it. Harry, Chalupa and I took the first solo trip (aka just me + dog) out into the wild. And it. was. awesome. I played in a volleyball tournament this weekend and decided to drive down early so that I could sleep in (sort of) and not be stressed in the morning … Continue reading 3 Thoughts About Wally World Camping
There are few times in my life when I've felt utterly violated, watched and scared (I've had a charmed life, ok?). Being robbed was definitely one of them. I came home from work to find that my locked van had been broken into. I remember thinking "I don't remember taking all the junk out of … Continue reading Robbed
Yes, I too am shocked that I made a reference to a movie from the 1950's... Moving right along!
I've spent a lot of time over the past year taking stock of the things I own and the way I spend my money, and I've come to a realization: the less things I own, and the more time and energy I spend on experiences and with people, the happier I've been. I know, I know … Continue reading Researching Tiny Homes
When I first show Harry to people, almost immediately I'm asked: "how do you fit in there?" I'm just over 6' tall and the van itself is the size of a minivan, but packed the brim with storage space, refrigeration and other gear. When planning the build, the number one priority for me was sleep … Continue reading Large Person in a Small Van
Sunday, 1/8/17: Harry is finally finished and ready to hit the road! I pack up my back pack, make sure I've got enough winter/water proof clothes to keep me warm if we get stranded, pack the fridge up with food and beer (the essentials) and prepare to leave. Tuesday, 1/10/17: After a short, 48-ish hour … Continue reading Harry’s First Trip
Let me preface this by saying: I'm having so much fun building this thing out but the van is already kicking my a**. Or perhaps I'm just a horrible judge of how long it takes to complete a project. Maybe both. Probably both. Context: I have no prior woodworking experience. I thought I did because, … Continue reading Insulating
I did quite a bit of research before buying a van, and to give credit where credit is due, my boyfriend actually got me started on this entire idea of van life and van dwelling...
I knew I was going to start a van project about a year ago...