Category Archives: nomadism

How I am Living Out of My Car

I have been living out of my car for at least a couple of weeks now. I did this quick video to show my set up. As you can see, it isn’t that sophisticated!
I wouldn’t mind a 12 volt cooler and battery jump pack. (And I wouldn’t mind having a van!)
But, here is what we [...]

How to be “homeless” – living in public spaces

One misconception that I think some people have of my vandwelling plan is that I am going to be spending a lot of time IN the van with my baby. Like you, I don’t think that would work very well.
I see the van as a space for sleeping and storing our food and things. Other [...]

Living out of My Car – Step One

I think part of the appeal of getting back on the road is the desire to maintain the extreme simplicity of not owning a lot of STUFF.
So, that is where I am going to start with my new vandwelling plan.
Goal #1: Radically simplify so that everything Silas and I need can fit in my Toyota [...]

A Case for Vandwelling

I thought that I was settling down to have a baby, but the settling down part may be shorter lived than I expected.
In reality, I am still quite itinerant with my boy. Silas and I sleep in at least three different houses each week – our primary home (where we rent a room), my brother’s [...]

Stealth Camping

Back on the road! Here is a short video about how I stealth camp while traveling.

transcript for stealth camping

Strange Places in New Mexico

“You should go to Three Rivers”
Sitting in the small cabin that serves as check in lobby for the resort where Susan is working, I’ve told the retired owner we’re caravaning to White Sands National Monument the next morning. Selected from my 1,000 Places to See Before You Die! book, he suggests that instead of camping [...]

Learning Nomadism

Learning to live as a nomad continues to be a new practice for me. I enjoy it, but still feel like a novitiate.
When I left Truth or Consequences,  I checked into an RV park outside of Santa Fe and quickly ran out to do some touristy things.
I took the trip to the Pueblo ruins, which [...]