West Coast Bound

There‚Äôs not much to say about driving across most of the country. Highways generally aren’t the prettiest. We zigzagged a little bit in order to visit family, and we arrived in Cochise Stronghold on December 29th. We drove about 2,700 miles (another reason why we bought the new sprinter) to get to our first official…

What Is It Like Living In a Van?

The short answer, not too bad. The long answer, not too bad if you’re committed to it. What we mean by that is that it takes patience and an open mind to live simply. As of this writing, we have been living full time in this van for about a year. We have gone through…

Van Layout and Solar System

As we began outfitting our new Sprinter Van, we knew that we needed to decide what the major appliances would be and how much energy would be used to power them. It’s important to explain that we choose to use as much renewable energy as we could. We also did not want to deal with…

Starting the Process

When Alex and I started this process, we began to look at our lives from a new perspective. We had to examine and divide what we wanted from what we actually needed. What were we going to bring with us, what were the things we valued most, and what miscellaneous items were of no use…