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.
We love all the health benefits of probiotics. We don’t usually have money in the budget for supplements on the road. This fermented Sauerkraut recipe is the perfect option for us as it’s easy to make in a van, cheap and full of goodness. It only takes a few minutes to make, suiting our food […]Read More Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe
Welcome to Our Tiny Home Overall Budget and Build Timeline. Here lies the summary of our campervan build, in time and money. For anyone considering if they can make their own campervan build a reality. After purchase of the van our Sprinter build cost around £5000, taking 17 Weekends to build. Van Build Timeline & […]Read More Campervan Tiny Home Conversion For Under £5000.
Swimming came up very early on in our unschooling journey…you can read more about the disaster zone that was our attempt at structured toddler swimming lessons by clicking here. To save you the expense and hassle of a similar experience I wanted to share with you how straightforward it can be for children to learn […]Read More How Unschoolers Learn to Swim
Monolithi Beach 11km from the City of Preveza, Greece, is the largest stretch of coast in the European Union. 25km of soft sand and crystal clear blue waters of the Ionian Sea it is easy for everyone to find a place that suits them. Monolithi is special because of the surrounding no build archeological zone […]Read More Monolithi Beach, Preveza, Greece.
The Autumn Equinox (around the 23rd September) is a time of balance, where the hours of day light and night are equal in length. The Sun has positioned itself exactly above the equator between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. When you live a lot of the year in hot sunshine and subtle season changes it […]Read More What to do with all those Autumn Nature Treasures?
Our journey started out by trying to save enough money after being on maternity to survive long term on one wage. So over the last few years we have become kings at budgeting and saving money in every way possible. We set up spreadsheet after spreadsheet, collected receipts, set up new saving accounts and money […]Read More How We Saved Money and Started Budgeting
Bin Dive #1 We visited a large supermarket chain at 8pm on a Wednesday to find a nice old lady already rummaging through the bins. We loitered patiently in the car park waiting for our turn. After she had already taken three carrier bags full of fruit & veg we still were able to take […]Read More Our First Week of Bin Diving for Van Food
The main barrier to our Campervan travels before we set off was worry about money. Could we find ways to make money for survival on the road as we travelled? Would we have enough money for our family to live? What is a realistic travel budget? We saw lots of information online about solo travellers […]Read More 10 Euro a Day Family Travel Budget
The healing properties of water have long been recognised by humans since ancient times. During the Iron age in England the waters edge was a magical place, rituals would take place and offerings left at the magical veil between the two worlds of earth and water. Its not hard to see why, water is life. […]Read More Why Wild Swimming is the Best Exercise Ever.