What is Workaway? Workaway is an online scheme whereby you pay an annual subscription fee (46.00 US dollars for a joint/family account) to have access to hosts that want to invite people to volunteer their time and skills to assist their many varied projects. Projects can include working on farms, small-holdings, eco-projects or even around […]Read More Our First Workaway Placement as a Family, Off grid in South Portugal.
The perfect place for us has got to be van friendly, enjoyable for small people with as much space as possible to run free – ideally in a natural spot. Off season in the Algarve the coast is magical and some days even sunny and warm with highs of 20 Degrees C. Most importantly the […]Read More Portugal for the Winter, Family Vanlife on the Algarve coast.
We have been making the most of friends driveways whilst getting the van a bit more winter-proof. It has been a labour of love and as keen as we are to get the work done we have found it difficult to have our van off the road intermittently for the last couple of months. Becoming […]Read More Ten ideas for easy Winter Living in the Van
“Are you afraid of inner child inside of you, underneath your skin or even under your bed? Don’t be. It’s not there to hunt or scare you. It’s there to show you, the real you. Laughing, playing and making life joyful” – Sand sculpture by Ludo Roders. Watching our youngest today in the tub playing […]Read More Ways to Embrace Your Inner Child
Bristol Downs. We were really torn about whether this would be a welcoming spot and avoided it for a long time due to the reputation of a few areas of the downs and it’s specific night time activities, as we had no real interest in joining that club by accident! However an appointment one morning […]Read More Van Life in Bristol.
A popular family beach during peak holiday season, however slightly quieter the rest of the year and just as much fun. Mini beach river, rock pools to hunt for wildlife, huge soft sand dunes for tumbling down and ice creams on demand. Popular with experienced surfers and learners as the surf school is in the […]Read More Van Life Croyde Bay, North Devon.
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. Towering natural landscape of granite cliffs, wildlife and adventure. On this three mile long stretch of gorge there are a handful of gravel lay-bys that make a great place for a pit stop. It’s an ideal place to scramble up some of the lower lying rocks for children who have a constant […]Read More Van Life in Cheddar, Somerset.
As a family I think we are all agreed that the magic involved with the celebration of Samhain in Autumn means a lot more to us then any other festive time throughout the year. We love to be outdoors in nature at all times of the year and October is no different. When we were […]Read More Out in the Woods for Samhain Van Schooling
One of the most frequently asked questions of people that have shown an interest in our life of freedom on the road is ‘where and how do you go when you need to poo?!’ Not my favourite conversation starter but now I have found the answer for not just that but shoes and children’s toys […]Read More Van Build – Shoe and Poo Storage
Child friendly, lightly spiced autumnal curry, golden turmeric colour and cosy fire side cooking to warm the hands over after a breezy afternoon out in the elements. Ingredients: A knob of coconut oil (or cooking oil/butter) 1 teaspoon each of turmeric & garam masala Small piece of chopped ginger 1 Onion 4 or 5 cloves […]Read More Van Camp Cooking – Chicken Curry on the Fire.