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.
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
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
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.
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