What 8 Months of Living out of a Van Looks Like

I can count on 1 hand the amount of nights we’ve slept in a house/hotel during the past 8 months. Our home has been a 1978 Toyota Chinook and then a 1984 Toyota Sunrader as we traded up halfway through the summer. We’ve broken down really bad once, kinda bad a few other times and had a few close calls with 4×4 roads we discovered we had no business romping down.

Over the past 8 months we added to our clan by another 4 paws and a greedy mouth to feed. We’ve added a heck of a lot more stories, scars and bruises thanks to our idea of fun. We’ve gotten a few more wrinkles and sunspots. Our love has grown abundantly both for our family and our mother earth.

The future is always up in the air for us and that’s the way we like it. For now, we’re calling the American Southwest home for the winter as we roll around desert roads exploring a part of the country we haven’t explored near enough yet!

We’ve compiled some of our favorite photos from the past 8 months of our roadlife below!


Indian Creek, UT

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Above Right: Antelope Canyon – Above Left: Alabama Hills, CA


The Narrows in December
Mt Whitney, CA
Reflection Canyon, UT
California Love
Topless Tour in Idaho

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Above Right: Alex solving a bad breakdown – Above Left: Sierra Eastside, CA

Camping at Ediza Lake, CA
Proud new homeowners

Want to follow along? Follow us on Instagram for more snaps from the road!

Interested in transitioning to a life of freedom on the road? Check out some of our past articles to get started!

  1. Travel More. Rent Less.
  2. The Art of Being a Financially Responsible Traveler Forever
  3. The Story of Us – Why Marriage Doesn’t Mean Settling Down for Our Nomad Souls
  4. Travel America on a Budget with 4 Easy Tips

33 thoughts on “What 8 Months of Living out of a Van Looks Like

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog today Becca & Alex. I’d lost all the wordpress blogs I followed in a Brain Fog moment when I deleted them all (instead of putting them on ‘hold’) when I had computer troubles and have only been able to pick them all up each time someone drops by and like one of my own posts. Now I’ll be able to catch up with all your travels again. Vicki 🙂

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