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
Our journey started out by trying to save enough money after being on maternity to survive long term on one wage. So over the last few years we have become kings at budgeting and saving money in every way possible. We set up spreadsheet after spreadsheet, collected receipts, set up new saving accounts and money […]Read More How We Saved Money and Started Budgeting
Ingredients: 175g (or about 2 mugs) Risotto Rice 1 Onion 1 Clove of Garlic Half a Courgette 25g (or a handful) of Grated Parmigiano Stock Cube Water Salt, Pepper or a Pinch of Paprika for Seasoning. (Serves 3-4) Boil the Kettle. Fry the chopped onion, garlic and courgette for a few minutes until tender over […]Read More Vanfood – Budget Italian Risotto
We searched and searched online for ideas of how to create our family sleeping space in a Sprinter van. Loved the pictures of floating child bunks above a fixed double bed but couldn’t find a tutorial on how to make them or a place to buy. So we popped down to our local hardware store, […]Read More DIY Family Campervan Floating Bunk Beds.
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.
We tend to give big cities a bit of a wide birth with our tribe of two under fives, puppy and a long wheelbase van to park, preferring wide open spaces and outdoor nature play. However when we heard Aveiro described as the Venice of Portugal we just couldn’t bring ourselves to drive past without […]Read More A Free Family Friendly Day Out In Aveiro, Portugal.
Bristol Downs. We were really torn about whether this would be a welcoming spot and avoided it for a long time due to the reputation of a few areas of the downs and it’s specific night time activities, as we had no real interest in joining that club by accident! However an appointment one morning […]Read More Van Life in Bristol.