Last night I played a gig that continues to be my favorite year after year @sofarphx. If you don’t know what @sofarsounds is, get on board with the new way of seeing live music. 🎉🔊💗 Thanks for the photo @candishum ☺️
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"🌎 If you would have told me years ago that I'd be a vegan, traveling across the country in a big blue van with @derb1171 .. I would have laughed in your face!
I never really let myself be MYSELF.. I just followed the run around of whatever screwed up habits I was into at the time - drug addiction, partying, an abusive relationship, terrible friends ... 💔 over working my body, under eating on my strict low carb diets, hating my body & doing everything I could to change it.. eventually forming a harsh eating disorder.
I went against who I was.. ✨a lovely, intelligent, curious young woman - who had so many emotions but never took the time to understand them or nurture them. Instead, I pushed them off and pretended my anxiety/OCD was a burden that could be dealt with by using drugs and taking part in abusive behaviors. I was dead wrong!
Going 🌿plant based linked me into myself - I adapted, grew and developed more passion for life than ever. My self love filled me up and spilled over into the lives of others around me.. my energy, digestion, mental health flourished once I finally just fed myself the right foods without restriction.. and with that came new interests: 🌲hiking, reading, meditation, 🕉 my yoga practice, 🗺🚎traveling, starting my business .. and I am only 3 years in .. but I am never goin back!
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2 3620 minutes ago
Ocean views usually cost extra, but when you live in a van all you need is a tank of gas. Wishing this was our current view, but instead we’re at the DMV. Pray for us. 🙏
This weekend I’ll be meeting up with our business mentors in Vegas and I am soooo stoked! The only hard part part will be leaving these two dudes behind. It won’t be long until we can roll along wherever we need to go in the #fulltimedreammachine and never have to leave anyone at home. ❤️
From the WINDOWS, to the WALLS, til the sweat drop down my...forehead into my eye 😥it stings a lot
Step 8: after finishing the base of our camper, we put the final touches on a custom cab-over bed space. We riveted the skin to allow for more clearance above the cab (to avoid rubbing). We slapped on our black trim to hide the seams, using putty tape to seal the deal. We also completed all of the pop top walls and have them hinged n ready to spring into action. Our windows on each end piece were successfully installed and held in place by a lil piggy 🐽
Home on the millennial range. I exist in the spaces in between tiny volcanic-rock dunes. For a desert, there is a lot of variety out here. Shrubs, Joshua trees, lakebeds with and without water, lizards, lava dust, and lava dunes, all interspersed with giant lava boulders and in between two mountain ranges. It's like a collision of Craters of the Moon National Monument & Death Valley. It's really time for me to head south a bit faster otherwise I'm gonna miss everyone meeting up around Quartzsite/Yuma.. but it's hard to when a lonely desert is the most peaceful place to get work done. And man, I have a lot of work to do!
1 38an hour ago
Work in progress ;) ❤🚒❤
3 30an hour ago
#tbt to the days of our build, this was before we realised how important van storage was and were just basking in the glory of how open and spacious it was even for a MWB Transit
Two observations (1) now the wheel arches, ceiling and a few of the panels are covered in flashband driving the van is a lot more pleasant due to it being far quieter and (2) It feels very odd driving around without a passenger seat.
1 43an hour ago
Wooden support beam for the bed:
The bed design I’ve decided upon does not span the entire van (to make room for the internal bike storage). As such, I wanted the bed’s attachment point to the passenger-wall to be absolutely secure. The optimal method was to secure a length of wood to the T5’s horizontal support beam, as shown, and build the bed out from that point.
Sound deadening and insulation layering:
My layering pattern for insulation and sound deadening is: (1) Flash band (2) Aluminium backed bubble wrap (3) Loft insulation (recycled plastic bottles, the non-itchy stuff, that will not absorb moisture like some others) (4) Aluminium backed bubble wrap (5) Carpet coated plywood.
1 401 hours ago
Last #vanlife of the day. Play in the sunshine - work when it goes dark.
Let’s stay awake ‘til midnight and celebrate the new year, we exclaimed. Yeah right. We barely made 9 PM.
You see, when days overflow with what we love... sun, surf, yoga and time together, we sync with Earth’s circadian rhythm and not even a world celebrating a new circle around the sun can keep our salty, sweaty, contented souls from surrendering into blissful nothingness.
Friends, take a moment now to breathe of the beauty of what you are doing, where you are and with whom you are with. And then take 5.5 minutes to envision anew. What are you building in 2018? What are you bringing to life?
Post sponsored by @hydroflask ♡ ≋
This photo just feels so good. Thanks to our friends @wheresmyofficenow 💕
With @thevanlifeapp you’ll be able to see sunsets around the US with other vanlifers near you. So terrific it will be. We’ll keep ya posted ✨
2 15116 hours ago
We are so excited to bring another nugget into the bus this June! Many of you may not know this, but Amanda has had both babies at home, so now our home is a bus... stay tuned to see what happens!!!
13 1802 days ago
Although our time in this little Argosy is complete, we are excited to be part of the final design process. Instead of handing off a dialed shell and complete bathroom, we will have the opportunity to create the design for some lovely build-outs. Final photos to come! 🎊 Our next project is now officially underway!