Meet Eli and Amber, newly married living in a big blue Skoolie bus named 'Magnolia'. Over the years and with the help of the Skoolie community, Eli and Amber have self-converted their bus into their home. If you're interested in what it takes to convert and maintain a Skoolie, this is the interview for you. You can also hear about that crazy time they lost their brakes going down a mountain in their 10,000 pound bus. Oh and they currently need some help with their transmission, so post them a comment at the bottom of their interview if you can help!
Meet Anthony and Sharon who live full time in their T1N Sprinter van with their brand new puppy, Gunner! They roam the country, pulling a boat, looking for all the best fishing spots. In this interview, Anthony and Sharon candidly share the peaks and valleys of their journey through the traumatic loss of a loved one, the true stresses that come with Vanlife, but also the absolute freedom of living minimally and following their passions. As Anthony puts it, you deal with other people judging you for not working yourself to death to afford a big house and fancy lifestyle and instead, being a transient. He says once you get past caring about people’s opinions, you're golden.
Kaitlyn and Eugene are two 30-somethings that wanted to live a simpler, more meaningful life, and that journey eventually led them to build out their 2018 Ram Promaster 3500 Extended and traveling full time. Both Kaitlyn and Eugene have been diagnosed with auto-immune diseases and quickly realized tomorrow is not guaranteed. The 'right time' was now to take on a life of adventure and freedom. Read about their roller-coaster journey of Vanlife!
Mack and Laura are a Canadian/Aussie duo currently zooming across the Australian Outback Mad Max style. Driven by the deep urge to explore new places, Mack and Laura can't stop and won't stop moving. Read about their journey fitting out their Van 'Beatrice', the top places they've been to thus far, and how they started several businesses which includes trailing a vintage coffee and cocktail caravan business. The future is bright for these two! Read their full interview.
Meet Shawn and Jess! They are currently living full-time in their self-built van enjoying their love for climbing and the outdoors. Before Vanlife however, there was not a whole lot of time for outdoor fun. Jessica was managing an edgy hair salon and Shawn was a mechanic for high-end bicycles at a triathlon shop where they worked hard to make money for a high-rent place they called “home”, but barely spent any time in. They decided they wanted less things, less overhead and more time. Hence.. VANLIFE and quitting their jobs. More time equals more freedom and that freedom means they could spend time together in the outdoors. It hasn't been without hiccups though, from getting knocks after midnight to move their van to finding veterinary care on the road for their two elderly chihuahuas. In this interview, Shawn and Jessica detail out their launch into Vanlife!
Meet Michael (36) & Anna (35) and their five kids, Elise (11), Micah (9), Elijah (7), Jude (5) and Nora (3 months) - together they make up The Roberts Were Here! After separating for nine months and nearly divorcing, Anna and Michael took a long hard look at their lives and decided they needed a BIG change. When Anna was a kid she asked her dad if they could live in an RV and travel the country. This was a childhood dream she had never let go of. Fast forward, they made that big change and now they are on the move in their Skoolie touring the USA teaching their kids a life of adventure and opening their eyes to the world. If that wasn't enough, Anna has been trying to convince the family to live on a boat after the bus. Rumor has it, she has half of the family convinced. Read their whole story.