Our little ones love playing with their small world toys for hours on end in the van. Our son’s favourite combo at the moment is this old red bus gifted to him by a friend he met on the road in Portugal and his PJ Masks crew… So when we discovered these real life amazing […]Read More Unschool Learning, Old Bus Tour & History Lesson
We have been making the most of having access to an oven recently. Stocking up on supplies of spicy seed mix… for sprinkling over salads, soups or mushy avocado on toast. So easy to make ahead and keep a stash in your van for travels. Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds & Sunflower seeds (or any seeds you […]Read More Roasted Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Recipe
Gifts can seem like a tricky thing for people to buy the family when you move into a tiny home. Our top picks for gift ideas is usually something practical that the children will love and use every day or something that is quickly consumable, like an experience or a pack of paints that can […]Read More Our Top Gift Ideas for the Little Van Dwellers in Your Life
Ever Felt like taking a road trip to Greece? Curious about how long it might take in a campervan, with a dog and young children in tow? Here is our 2,836km route from Greece to the UK, plus timings, stop-overs, fuel and toll costs. We chose the most direct and ideally cost effective route according […]Read More Road Trip from Greece to UK
When we left the UK our van kitchen consisted of three open shelves, a spice rack, a fridge, a large drawer for fresh produce and one cupboard above our hob for everything else. After traveling for a year we found it a bit restrictive having to keep travelling to a shop or market every couple […]Read More Van Store Cupboard Essentials
Climbing is a great way of building strength, flexibility and fitness. A recent study by Jiri Balas, at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic has shown that climbing may just be one of the top work outs you can do. Both climbing and bouldering involve “nearly the whole body’s musculature,” says Jiří Baláš. While […]Read More Unschool Learning, Climbing.
It was important that our kitchen felt like a family kitchen, even if it was in a tiny home. So we didn’t want a small campervan hob and sink in one. We spent some time researching different hobs and prices before settling on a black tempered glass 2 burner hob. We figured we rarely used […]Read More Compact Gas Hob In Tempered Glass + LPG KIT for a Self Build Camper
Such a random quirk about adult life. So many adults I hear saying ‘its ok to cry’ and ‘dont bottle it all up, just let it out’. Some adults spend years struggling with this, knowing that on paper it’s a healthy thing to do but never giving themselves permission to actually be sad, be angry […]Read More Crying Is Ok. Concious Parenting.
It’s Autumn, it’s Blackberry season. We clearly went blackberry picking. A LOT. This season we were staying on the drive of family so we were excited to get a crumble on as a rare treat. If we are in the van we usually make blackberry pancakes which is just as delicious! We talked about seasons. […]Read More Blackberry Hunt
October is the time for any last minute broomstick maintenance. Our children have their own red toolbox that they can use for any jobs around the home, toy fixing or maintenance. Whilst staying at a friend’s to do some work on our van, our little mechanic got her toolbox out to do some much needed […]Read More Unschool Learning, Broomstick Maintenance.