We have had lots of questions from interested folk about what the reality of family van life is actually like? I guess there are a lot of amazing shots out there that make van life look beautiful and perfect, yet people sense that not everything can be rosy all the time and want to know […]Read More The Reality of Family Van Life
In our self build camper we have a double gas hob and a kitchen sink with a cold water tap that runs from an electric pump. Initially we were tempted by the many kitchen gadgets, hot water options and some bargain deals on camping ovens for campers. We eventually decided the whole point to Vanlife […]Read More Essential Kitchen Equipment for Family Vanlife.
My epiphany moment was when we ripped up the threadbare carpet in our Victorian terrace and began sanding all the floorboards with one of those crazy sander hoover machines you can hire from the tool hire place. We underestimated the permanent dust cloud that took up residence in our house that week and decided on […]Read More Minimalist Living
What is Workaway? Workaway is an online scheme whereby you pay an annual subscription fee (46.00 US dollars for a joint/family account) to have access to hosts that want to invite people to volunteer their time and skills to assist their many varied projects. Projects can include working on farms, small-holdings, eco-projects or even around […]Read More Our First Workaway Placement as a Family, Off grid in South Portugal.
The perfect place for us has got to be van friendly, enjoyable for small people with as much space as possible to run free – ideally in a natural spot. Off season in the Algarve the coast is magical and some days even sunny and warm with highs of 20 Degrees C. Most importantly the […]Read More Portugal for the Winter, Family Vanlife on the Algarve coast.
We have been making the most of friends driveways whilst getting the van a bit more winter-proof. It has been a labour of love and as keen as we are to get the work done we have found it difficult to have our van off the road intermittently for the last couple of months. Becoming […]Read More Ten ideas for easy Winter Living in the Van
We are a down to earth family looking for a different way of living and a chance to be open to life and all that it can offer. We found that living a normal life in the suburbs made small unimportant things appear increasingly stressful, whilst big important things were being forgotten. The first stage […]Read More In the beginning…