We may have been travelling for over a year now but its still hard to shake off some of our old outlooks. The things we often come unstuck on is having a stockpile of money… and feeling productive. Can you imagine putting everything down and doing nothing overtly productive for the next hour, day or […]Read More The Theory of Nothingness..
The thing I love most about travelling Europe in a campervan as a family is the random encounters with magical people. We never have a plan. We wait and see what each day offers. On New Year’s Eve we were driving around Normandy pondering how we wanted to celebrate the turning of the year. We […]Read More Campervan Family New Year’s Eve Party in Normandy; New Friends, Music and Mud Slides.
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.