A budget traveller’s best friend is volunteering. Volunteering as a family whilst travelling Europe in a campervan was a super daunting idea at first! We considered it…then found a reason not to just yet. We pondered about how great it could be… but then couldn’t imagine the details of how it could possibly work with […]Read More A Day in the Life of A Workaway Family, Campervan Travel in France.
We landed in Normandy as a family in our campervan between Christmas and New Year, determined to travel south slow, save money and learn new skills. Winter is the perfect time for a campervan family to learn new skills. Even in the most southern parts of Europe living on the beaches or in the forest […]Read More Campervan Family Winter Volunteering in Normandy.
Fork flowers, a Pinterest favourite discovered by our small people when doing their own research about what ‘school work’ they’d like to do. The children spotted the pictures on Pinterest and before I’d finished my cuppa had whirled around grabbing an old blanket, paper, paints and the most curious collection of kitchen equipment you’ve ever […]Read More Unschool Learning, Fork Paint Flowers.
Big Family Celebrations have always been important to us so the idea of being away from home for Festive season was really tricky. We soon learned that Celebrations on the road can be really fun though, meeting new people, swapping traditions and trying out new ideas. For our first Christmas in the van we spent […]Read More Christmas Day in the Van
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.