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.
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
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
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’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
Personally I don’t like the idea of flashcards, I don’t find them hugely inspiring. One thing my daughter and I do agree can be inspiring is Pinterest. We are slightly hooked. A regular moment that has developed in our unschool journey together is snuggling up in the evening, skimming through Pinterest for any new activities […]Read More Unschool Learning, Creating Number Flashcards.