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Jayme Serbell

Jayme is part two of the fantastic duo behind Gnomad Home. She writes about van living experiences, and she works to highlight other vanlifers and issues of social justice within the vanlife community. She's also extremely passionate about bringing people together for common community causes, and she's the lead organizer of the Midwest Vanlife Gathering.

Diversify Vanlife and How to be a Strong Ally

By Jayme Serbell / November 2, 2019 / 2 Comments
Why We Need to Diversify Vanlife and How to Be a Strong Ally

It’s no secret that vanlife is not what it appears to be on Instagram. If you scroll through the vanlife reshare accounts, or read a media story about vanlife, or attend one of the many vanlife gatherings out there, you might come away thinking that vanlife is a lifestyle for young, attractive white people galavanting […]

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How to Sell Everything You Own to Travel in a Van

By Jayme Serbell / August 20, 2018 / 2 Comments
How to Sell all of Your Belongings

The seed has been planted! “That’s it! I’m ready for a big change! I’m going to buy a van, turn it into a tiny home on wheels and I’m going to travel wherever I desire!” Yes! Such an exciting time! Once you get your van built out you’ll have to move in all of your […]

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9 Vanlife Hacks to Make the Most of Your Home on Wheels

By Jayme Serbell / August 12, 2018 / 2 Comments
vanlife hacks

When you first hit the road, you learn pretty quickly what works with your build and what doesn’t. What changes you need to make here, and what would be great to add there. It can be a lot of fun coming up with your own personal tweaks to your new living situation, but the trial […]

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Reflecting on the 2018 Midwest Vanlife Gathering

By Jayme Serbell / June 4, 2018 / 0 Comments
Midwest Vanlife Gathering Reflection

Every time I’ve tried to write a reflection of our first Midwest Vanlife Gathering, I’ve ended up typing one or two generic sentences before suddenly feeling frozen in time. How do you verbally explore a weekend so powerful and moving? Saying the weekend was “awesome” or a “great success” or that we had an “absolute […]

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Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship

By Jayme Serbell / November 20, 2017 / 2 Comments
vanlife in a relationship

There are plenty of vanlife couples on the road, but we’ve also talked to many people concerned that they could never live in a van with their significant other. The close quarters and constant togetherness of vanlife can be a challenge to any relationship. But diving into this awesome experience with your partner is also […]

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How SELF Journal Can Help You Make the Most Out of Van Life

By Jayme Serbell / May 22, 2017 / 4 Comments
best self journal review

We could not be more honored to write this sponsored post for our friends over at Best Self Co. Their awesome SELF Journals help us stay focused and achieve our goals every single day, and we highly recommend checking them out! This post also contains affiliate links. When you’re traveling and living in a van – […]

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Meditating on Gratitude and Possibility

By Jayme Serbell / April 20, 2017 / 0 Comments
van life meditation

We had just finished some sun salutations next to the Rio Grande where we were living. Where wild animals were our neighbors and we had to hike to see another human. Nymeria was covered in sunshine. Lying half on her dog bed, half in the dirt, panting through the largest smile as her tongue laid […]

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When Positive Life Changes Bring Unexpected Obstacles

By Jayme Serbell / January 22, 2017 / 4 Comments
positive life changes and unexpected obstacles

Happy Monday everyone! Jayme here riding solo today, but John says hello and sends you all virtual hugs! I’m doing a bit of a reflective post today. I’ve had a lot of thought bubbles on my brain-parts that I bet some of you could relate to. It’s a combo of celebratory dance parties and scary, […]

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Being Like Water: Reflections on Fear, Obstacles and Life

By Jayme Serbell / November 7, 2016 / 4 Comments
being like water meditation

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. -Alan Watts This past week we took a brief hiatus from our van build to journey out to Burlington, Vermont to […]

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