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Vanlifer’s Guide to Sleeping, Camping, and Overnight Parking

By John & Jayme / Sep 4, 2018 / 12 Comments
Vanlife Guide to Camping and Overnight Parking

So you bought a van, converted it to your new home, and now you’re about to hit the road. But once you’ve left the comfort of stationary dwelling, you’re faced with that looming question: Where do you sleep? No need to worry – there are plenty of places all over North America for you to […]

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

By Jayme / Aug 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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Waste-Free Vanlife: 13 Tips for Ditching Single-Use Disposable Items

By John & Jayme / Jul 3, 2018 / 10 Comments
Waste Free Vanlife

We generate an insane amount of waste in modern society. There are all kinds of disheartening facts and statistics out there – like how the average American throws away nearly 7 pounds of trash per day. Or how we don’t recycle 91% of the plastic that we use. Or how 8 million tons of plastic […]

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Picking the Best Vehicle for Vanlife: Why We Chose a Conversion Van

By John & Jayme / Mar 7, 2018 / 2 Comments
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Once you’ve decided to take the leap into vanlife, the next step is choosing your van. Picking the perfect vessel to help you drive into your new life can be overwhelming – it was for us. There are so many different vehicles out there, from roomy Sprinter vans to old school Westies to super stealth […]

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Vanlife with Dogs: Tips, Challenges, and Fun on the Road

By John & Jayme / Dec 11, 2017 / 0 Comments
Vanlife with Dogs

Whether you’re a vandweller thinking about adding a furry friend to your nomadic lifestyle or a dog owner considering the leap to vanlife – there’s a lot to think about. How we’re able to live this lifestyle with two dogs is one of those questions we get all the time. Vanlife with a dog is […]

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17 Top Gifts for Vanlifers this Holiday Season

By John & Jayme / Nov 27, 2017 / 2 Comments
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It’s that time of year again – when people everywhere spend money they don’t have to buy things nobody needs, all in the name of rampant consumerism and holiday cheer! Kidding aside, we’re actually big suckers for any excuse to bring your whole tribe of love together to laugh and sing and eat and maybe […]

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Vanlife with a Partner: 8 Tips for a Successful Relationship

By Jayme / Nov 20, 2017 / 0 Comments
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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 to Find Internet While Living on the Road

By John & Jayme / Aug 24, 2017 / 4 Comments
How to Find Internet on the Road

Internet is pretty much a necessity these days. Don’t get us wrong – we absolutely love opportunities to go fully off the grid, no cell service and all. It’s like our vacation. But the fact remains that we need internet access to work, to stay in contact with friends and family, and even to find […]

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What Does Vanlife Mean to Us? A Vibrant Community of Inspiration

By John & Jayme / Jun 12, 2017 / 2 Comments
@kingy.photos meaning of vanlife feature

One of the best things about vanlife is all the cool places you get to sleep. We spent this past weekend living in the woods on the coast of Lake Superior. It was unbelievably peaceful, and we could see the sun setting over the water through the trees. Safe to say, it’s one of the […]

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

By Jayme / May 22, 2017 / 4 Comments
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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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Gnomad Homies: One Chick Travels

By John & Jayme / Feb 5, 2017 / 0 Comments
Gnomad Homies one chick travels

In our second installment of our Gnomad Homies we were super pumped to Skype with Kaya from @onechicktravels! Kaya hails from Santa Cruz, California. We chatted with her while she was driving to Oregon for the holidays and we got some awesome insight on her custom sprinter van and life on the road. What are you living […]

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Gnomad Homies: The Road Abode

By John & Jayme / Jan 1, 2017 / 4 Comments
Gnomad Homies The Road Abode

It’s a new year, and here at the Gnomad Home we’re pretty excited for a year full of new beginnings and new experiences. This is going to be a great year for change. A year to focus on personal growth and development. A year to get more involved and stand up for our values and beliefs. […]

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How We Decided to Sell Everything and Live in a Van

By John & Jayme / Oct 24, 2016 / 0 Comments
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Just a year ago we were a young married couple living your typical suburban, house-and-a-dog, debt-ridden 9-to-5 lifestyle. We had big dreams of quitting our jobs and traveling the world, but we weren’t taking action and didn’t have a plan. Fast forward to today: our house is nearly empty of possessions and there’s a 1996 […]

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