Posts tagged Minimal Living
How to Sew a Custom Frame Pack for Bikepacking and Bike Touring

For our Lake Superior Circle Tour, Ian designed and sewed his own bike frame pack for bike touring. It’s the perfect way to carry gear if you aren’t able to attach a frame to your bike. Here’s a guide to making your own DIY frame back for bike packing, bike touring, or even commuting.

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How to Wash Your Hair in a Camper Van

Since we don’t have shower in our van,  we’ve had to get creative about is washing our hair. After a year of van dwelling, we’ve tried many do showerless hair washing methods. Here’s our guide to keeping your hair clean and how you can wash your hair while living on the road. 

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How We Shower While Living in a Van

One of the questions that are we most frequently asked is how we shower while living in our camper van. Here’s how we clean up when we don’t have access to showers, and how we find free or low cost showers while living and traveling full time in our camper van conversion. 

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On The Road Again

In January 2017, my partner, Ian, and I bought a Sprinter cargo van. We spent three months converting the empty van into a cozy tiny home with solar power, a bed, a kitchen, and bikes and backpacking gear in the back. Our little home on wheels has allowed us to explore the incredibly diverse landscape of North America.

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Stopping to Smell the Roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland

Portland might be known for hipsters, coffee, and bicycles, but just up the hill from downtown, there is a formal English rose garden that would surprise any visitor. The International Rose Test Garden is tucked into the sprawling Washington Park and has more than 10,000 rose bushes!

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17 Great Gift Ideas for Vanlifers and Travelers

With the holidays coming up and with more and more people joining the vanlife movement or just choosing to live a more minimalist lifestyle, many people are wondering what to get their nomadic loved ones. When you live in a van, bus, RV, or tiny home, you can’t have a lot of stuff. Here are some ideas that would make great gifts for van dwellers or any traveler on your list.  

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