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Gnomad Home

Gnomad Home is a state of mind and a way of being. It's a rejection of the status quo, and a celebration of the impulse to live a more meaningful life, the way YOU think it should be lived. This can mean living in a van, tiny home, or off grid dwelling. It can mean traveling full time, homesteading in your own place, or otherwise inhabiting a meaningful sphere of existence. The articles here profile interesting people, builds, and modes of living, and are meant to motivate, inform, and inspire.

Gnomad Homies: Let’s Play Ride And Seek

By Gnomad Home / December 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
Abi and Natalie Kiss while sitting on their bed facing out their back doors, with the doors wide open.

We are super stoked to introduce you all to the entire crew behind Let’s Play Ride And Seek! This amazingly vibrant and entertaining family is made up of Natalie and Abigail Rodriguez. They travel with their dogs Bear, a pitbull mix, and Peluche (pronounced pay-loo-chay, which means teddy bear in Spanish. They usually just call […]


Gnomad Homies: Crystal Vanner

By Gnomad Home / August 12, 2019 / 4 Comments
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We are so excited to introduce you all to Crystal Vanner! Crystal is a hard working, YouTubin‘ solo female vanlifer who is all about speaking the truth when it comes to her travels – and we LOVE HER for it! She is originally from Northern Virginia, about 20 minutes from Washington DC. However, she now […]


Gnomad Homies: Divine on the Road

By Gnomad Home / April 18, 2019 / 1 Comment
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We are extremely excited to share with you all the wonderful story of Sydney and Ella from Divine on the Road! Nothing inspires us quite like a strong and independent woman traveling on her own with her trusty, furry, four-legged side kick! Enjoy reading Sydney’s story, and begin to feel inspired by her fire and […]


Gnomad Homies: The Open Road Trip

By Gnomad Home / April 4, 2019 / 0 Comments
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We’re stoked to introduce you all to a wonderful family of three – Haley, Miggy and Layla! They are traveling around in their 2005 Sprinter, Ferdinand, that was built out by the fine couple over at Always the Road! Feel inspired by their story as they share all the pros and cons life on the […]


Gnomad Homies: The Wayward Home

By Gnomad Home / March 28, 2019 / 0 Comments
A van sits in the middle of the woods.

This is the story of Kristin and Tom! Kristin is from Oregon and tom is originally from Minnesota. They have an exciting story that bounces around from living in vans to Prius’ to sailboats and more! Read on and feel inspired to strive for that nomadic life no matter what vessel you may have at […]


Gnomad Homies: Chasing the Wild Goose

By Gnomad Home / March 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
Girl and guy stand in front of white sprinter van holding a small dog.

Today’s Gnomad Homies feature is this wonderful family of four, Shawn, Brie, their dachshund Milo and their newest addition (puppy) Jax. They are traveling around in their self-built Sprinter they have named Mosby! They quit their life in the big city of Seattle, chose to pursue their own businesses, built out their second rig, and […]


Gnomad Homies: When You Wander

By Gnomad Home / March 14, 2019 / 0 Comments
Couple sits on the edge of their van built to be a tiny home with their side doors open. There is a bonfire in front of them. They look at one another happily.

We’re pumped to introduce you to some more Midwesterners! This is Tom, Liana and Stan the Tan Van, who are originally from Wisconsin but lived in Portland, Oregon for 11 years before they hit the road. They chat all about life in their 1995 Ford E-150 Conversion Van and the endless streams of creativity that […]


Gnomad Homies: Ubu the Van

By Gnomad Home / March 7, 2019 / 0 Comments
A white sprinter van sits at the edge of a cliff overlooking mountains with a dusk sort of haze to the background.

We are super pumped to introduce you all to two dear friends of ours! This is Meghan (Meglie) and Stephen (Kilty Man) from @ubuthevan! They are from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, although originally Stephen is from South Africa. They have an epic build they created with their own two hands filled with wonderful features […]


Gnomad Homies: Camper Overland

By Gnomad Home / March 1, 2019 / 0 Comments
A white van decked out with adventure gear and a high top sits on a sandy beach.

We’re totally stoked to introduce you to a great buddy of ours, Jeff, and his wonderful girlfriend Rachelle and their pup Cash. Jeff is from Plymouth, MA and Rachelle is from Modesto, CA. Cash is a Tennessee dog that came into their lives via a rescue dog. Jeff and his family not only live out…


Gnomad Homies: Irie to Aurora

By Gnomad Home / February 11, 2019 / 4 Comments
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We are super pumped to introduce you all to two of our road besties, Dustin and Noami Grevemberg from @irietoaurora! Noami is an island girl from Trinidad and Tobago. Dustin is a country boy from Lake Charles, Louisiana – but they call great ole New Orleans “homebase”! They have a lot of big and exciting…


Gnomad Homies: Always the Road

By Gnomad Home / July 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

We are super stoked to introduce you all to Pete, Tay and Snoop from Always the Road! They are an incredibly talented and totally hilarious family of three, who are not only great musicians, they are also as handy as it gets. They built their beautiful home on wheels with their own two hands! Enjoy […]


Gnomad Homies: Mr. And Mrs. Adventure

By Gnomad Home / May 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

For our latest edition of Gnomad Homies International, we feature Brittany and Drew from @MrandMrsAdventure! They have been rocking this van-livin’ lifestyle for not only THREE WHOLE YEARS but also ALL OVER THE WORLD – from Ireland and England, to France and the Netherlands, to Morocco and Portugal and Norway and so many other beautiful […]


Gnomad Homies: Trebventures

By Gnomad Home / April 2, 2018 / 2 Comments

In this edition of Gnomad Homies, we are super excited to share the story of a nomadic family that respresents our future #goals – fo sho! We’d like to introduce you all to Brandon, Ashley, Cayden, Jackson and Reagan Treb of @trebventures. They are a super inspiring and adorable family of five living in their decked […]


Gnomad Homies: Rock Meets Soil

By Gnomad Home / February 12, 2018 / 0 Comments
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In this edition of Gnomad Homies, we talk with the one and only Jane from Rock Meets Soil! If you are looking for an account to follow that will encourage you to get out of your shell a bit, dance a little longer and laugh a little harder – she is your girl! She just […]


Gnomad Homies: Midwest Wanderers

By Gnomad Home / December 4, 2017 / 0 Comments
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In this edition of Gnomad Homies, meet Luke, Rachel, and precious little Charlotte Davis of @midwestwanderers. This awesome family of three (soon to be four) inspires us in so many ways. Not only are they fellow midwesterners (they hail from Oswego, IL), they also helped us see that life on the road with kids – […]


Gnomad Homies: Casa de Civic

By Gnomad Home / October 30, 2017 / 0 Comments
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We are super mega stoked for this installment of Gnomad Homies! We frequently chat with people who want to get out on the road and travel, but think they can’t because they only have a car. To which I always respond by pulling up @casadecivic to show them how homey, comfortable and badass car living […]


Gnomad Homies: Vanabundos

By Gnomad Home / August 31, 2017 / 0 Comments
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For our latest Gnomad Homies International feature! We chat with the inspirational Gabriella Hummel and the ever so talented Sandro Alvarez of @vanabundos. They are from Liechtenstein/Argentina and Switzerland with some Spanish roots, but right before they hit the road they lived in Zurich. They are currently in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. Enjoy their story! What […]


Gnomad Homies: Bound For Nowhere

By Gnomad Home / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments
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It’s about time to introduce you all to another exciting couple living this crazy vanlife lifestyle. They are MAK (Mary Ashley Krogh) & Owen (Chikazawa), AKA @bound.for.nowhere! When we chatted they were staying in a Walmart parking lot in Rock Springs, Wyoming. “Glamorous, I know!” From there they are heading up towards the Tetons and Yellowstone. […]


Gnomad Homies: The Wandering Stus

By Gnomad Home / July 3, 2017 / 0 Comments
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When we started Gnomad Homies, it was with the intention of talking to people living Vanlife. Then we met Averi from Pedal Project and decided to branch out to other forms of nomadic living. And that brings us to this week’s post. This week we talk to Lauren and Jesse Stuart of @wanderingstus. They are […]


Gnomad Homies: The Pedal Project

By Gnomad Home / June 5, 2017 / 0 Comments
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When we had the idea for Gnomad Homies, it was just to interview Van Life people. But once we were getting more and more into it we realized how many alternate forms of living and travel are out that, not JUST traveling around and living out of a van. We were lucky enough to catch […]


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