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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
One of the best things about Unschool is you never know where the learning will take you. One day recently in Greece, it rained. The children were so excited as they hadn’t seen rain for so long they dashed out and stomped in the puddles. All that week we had been reading a french story […]Read More Unschool Learning, Ancient History, Rain Clouds & Clay.