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The Wayward Home Podcast
The Wayward Home Podcast
Kristin Hanes

Explore nomadic living with Kristin Hanes, who splits her time between a campervan in the U.S. and on a sailboat in Mexico.... more

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66: Van Life vs Sailboat Life - The Best of Both Worlds?

In this episode of The Wayward Home podcast, host Kristin Hanes interviews Eddie from the Vanabond Tales blog about his... more

27 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
65: Finding Your People: Building Community on the Road

Feeling connected while living a nomadic lifestyle can be challenging. In this episode, solo female van lifer Courtney Stevenson shares... more

20 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
64: Taxes for Nomads: Tips from the Tax Queen

Running a business on the road as a digital nomad can be incredibly rewarding, but also confusing when it comes... more

13 Dec 2023 · 32 minutes
63: Red Flags to Watch Out For When Hiring a Van Builder with Kristen Bor of Bearfoot Theory

An Instagram-worthy van only goes so far - you need it to be functional and reliable for an enjoyable van... more

06 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
62: The Secret to Zero-Cost Van Life with Van Builder Nate Murphy

Want to turn your nomadic dreams into a reality without breaking the bank? Our guest, van builder and YouTuber Nate... more

29 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
61: Electric Campervans are Coming to Town: How Grounded is Revolutionizing the EV Industry

Imagine traveling the world in your camper van... and you never have to fill up the gas tank! In... more

22 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
60: How Much Does Van Life Cost? Real Life Examples and Money Saving Tips

Are you ready to save money and live the van life? In this week's episode, I'll share my personal... more

15 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
59: Is Baja Safe? Tips and Advice for Touring Baja in a Campervan with Brooke Alexander

Have you wanted to travel to Baja in your campervan but just not sure how safe it is? What documents... more

08 Nov 2023 · 42 minutes
58: Nomad Newbie Series - Staying Connected (Online and IRL)

In this third and final episode of the Nomad Newbie series, we're diving deep into connections - how to make... more

01 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
57: Nomad Newbie Series - Downsizing

Ready to lighten your load, both physically and mentally? In the second installment of the Nomad Newbie Series, we tackle... more

25 Oct 2023 · 11 minutes
56: Nomad Newbie Series - How to Make Money on the Road

Introducing the Nomad Newbie series, where we've compiled some of the top tips from our guests on the hottest topics... more

18 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
55: Living Vanlife as a Professional Photographer: Behind the Scenes with Quin Schrock

What if you could ditch your 9-5 job, turn your passion into your career, and live life on the road?... more

11 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
54: My Campervan Adventure Exploring Italy's Dolomites

Join me in this special episode recorded in Italy as I explore the stunning Dolomites, also known as the Italian... more

04 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
53: Van Life 101: Your Guide to Living on the Road with Veteran Nomad Katie Larson

Want to live life on the road but don't know where to start? Our guest, Katie Larson from... more

27 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
52: Solo Traveler Tell All! Airstreaming Across America with Travel Blogger Deborah Dennis

Ever dreamt of selling everything and hitting the open road? Digital nomad and travel blogger Deborah Dennis did just that.... more

20 Sep 2023 · 34 minutes
51: When It's Time to Quit Van Life: Why the Russos Gave it All Up for a House

How do you know when it's time to leave life on the road behind and settle in to a... more

13 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
50: Van Life with a Baby?? Tips & Advice from Two Wandering Soles

This week we're joined by Katie and Ben Zweber, the adventurous duo behind the popular travel blog, Two Wandering Soles,... more

06 Sep 2023 · 40 minutes
49: Van Life WiFi: My Secret to Seamless Connectivity on the Road

Ever wondered how to maintain a digital lifeline while leading a nomadic lifestyle? Envision the freedom of living on a... more

30 Aug 2023 · 20 minutes
48: Transitioning from Van Life to House Life: An Emotional Journey

What's it like to swap the nomadic freedom of van living for the bricks and mortar security of a house?... more

23 Aug 2023 · 23 minutes
47: How to Design Your Dream Van Layout with Pro Builder Steven Stolp

Ready to transform your van into a dreamy home on wheels? We're bringing you something special with Steven Stolp, a... more

16 Aug 2023 · 29 minutes
46: Eurovanning 101: What RV Travel in Europe is Really Like with Kathryn Bird

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a nomad abroad, traversing the beautiful landscapes of Europe in a... more

09 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
45: Sprinter Van or Truck Camper: Which is the Ultimate Adventure Rig?

Overlanding in a truck camper in the Western US or exploring Europe in a self-built camper van? Join us as... more

02 Aug 2023 · 32 minutes
44: An Epic Seven-Month Bikepacking Journey Across Europe with Tobias Renggli

Ride along on a thrilling seven-month bikepacking journey across Europe, guided by our adventurous guest, Tobias Renggli, a 19-year-old Swiss... more

26 Jul 2023 · 29 minutes
43: Living The Van Life: An Inside Look with Author & Activist Noami Grevemberg

Ever dreamed of living life on the road, with the world as your backyard? Well, our guest Noami Grevemberg has... more

19 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
42: Trading Ocean Waves for Highway Lanes: My Journey from Boat to Van Life

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to abandon traditional living arrangements and embrace life on the road... more

12 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
41: What is the Wingamm Oasi Mini Luxury RV? A Q&A with importer Tony Diamond

Have you heard of the Wingamm Oasi RVs yet? These tiny, luxury Italian-made RVs are taking YouTube in the U.S.... more

05 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
40: The Simplest DIY Electrical System yet for Campervans with Campervan HQ's Gregory Keith

Are you ready to power up your camper van adventures? I am super excited to be sharing a really simple... more

28 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
39: From Debt to Blogging Mogul: How Van Lifer and Sailor Michelle Schroeder-Gardner Has Made Millions Blogging

Imagine living a life completely free from debt, traveling the world in a motorhome, a campervan and a sailboat, and... more

21 Jun 2023 · 31 minutes
38: How to Live in a Van Without Owning One with Jonny Melon

Ever wondered how to live the van life without actually owning a van? Join us as we chat with digital... more

07 Jun 2023 · 24 minutes
37: On the Road Alone: What's Solo (and Queer) Van Life Like?

Ever dreamt of hitting the open road, leaving the daily grind behind, and embracing the freedom of van life? Join... more

31 May 2023 · 26 minutes
36: Beating the Heat: Tips and Gadgets for Staying Cool in Your Campervan This Summer

Struggling with sweltering summer temperatures in your van? We've been there, and we're here to share our experiences and strategies... more

24 May 2023 · 16 minutes
35: My Two Favorite Apps for Scouting The Best Campsites

Navigating the sea of camping apps to find the best campsite can be a frustrating endeavor. I use just TWO... more

17 May 2023 · 21 minutes
34: Expert Insights into Campervan Conversion Companies and Van Life Market Trends with David Lewis of ExploreVanX

Are you captivated by the van life movement and eager to get your OWN campervan? In this episode of The... more

10 May 2023 · 31 minutes
33: Campervan Insurance Demystified: Our Top Tips & Tricks

Are you struggling with how to insure your DIY campervan? I've been through the process myself and have learned quite... more

03 May 2023 · 28 minutes
32: Stealth Camping Secrets: Pro Tips and Insights with Van Lifer Ryan Twomey

If you're planning on living in a van, at one point or another you're going to have to try stealth... more

26 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
31: Does Van Life Help Mental Health? Katie Larsen of So We Bought a Van Spills All

Mental health used to be a taboo topic, but more and more young van lifers are bringing it to the... more

19 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
30: Cutting Back on Food Waste and Trash by Canning and Pickling with Sailing Totem's Behan Gifford

When we’re out on our sailboat in Mexico I am often thinking about trash. We have to rinse out, crush,... more

12 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
29: The Van Life CEO: How to Turn Your Passion into Profit with Sierra Eberly

Lots of people wonder how to make money while living the van life. Sierra Eberly did just that by ditching... more

05 Apr 2023 · 33 minutes
28: Van Life Tips for Newbies with Our Mixed Journey

Starting van life can be challenging. There's so much to learn! From where to park and sleep, to how to... more

29 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
27: How to Get Your Van Converted Into a Camper in Just Six Weeks

So, you want to get a van converted? Many companies will quote you EXTENSIVE wait times, dashing your hopes of... more

22 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
26: Is a Box Truck Camper Right For You? Tips from Contravans' Kurt Bradler

When researching van life or RV living, you might not often come across box truck conversions. But these rigs are... more

15 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
25: How One Woman's Camping Invention got on ABC's Shark Tank

When Kressa Peterson was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had to undergo a double mastectomy. To help her heal and... more

08 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
24: Instagram Star Reaches Millions with Uplifting Messages While Traveling in a Truck Camper

If you watch Scott Tatum on Instagram and TikTok, you’ll be struck by his message. He’s open, honest and REAL:... more

01 Mar 2023 · 29 minutes
23: How to Van Lifers Poop on the Road with Engineers Who Van Life

Are you wondering how to go to the bathroom in a van? Should you try a composting toilet, a bucket... more

08 Feb 2023 · 40 minutes
22: How Ben Created the First Van Life Online Marketplace/The REI of Van Life!

Sometimes, finding the best products for your campervan and getting help on your van build can be REALLY difficult. You... more

01 Feb 2023 · 25 minutes
21: How to Make Money as a Travel Blogger and Work Anywhere with Laura Peters

Are you a van lifer, RVer, or sailor looking to turn your nomadic lifestyle into a profitable venture? It can... more

24 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
20: Giving it all up for Nomad Life with Tiny Trailer Tips

Are you wondering how to get rid of all your stuff, sell a business and hit the road in a... more

05 Jan 2023 · 36 minutes
19: Living Aboard a Sailboat in Canada's Treacherous Waters

Logan and Taryn Pickard live on a 40-foot sailboat off Vancouver Island, BC, some of the most challenging cruising grounds... more

28 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
18: How to Become a Campground Host with Kathy Belge

Have you ever wondered what it's like being a campground host? RVer Kathy Belge loves it! She spent an entire... more

13 Dec 2022 · 29 minutes
17: How I Make Money Blogging from my Campervan & Sailboat

Have you ever wondered how to make money blogging? In this episode, I tell you all about how I made... more

07 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
16: Creating a Business You Love on the Road with Kimberly Crossland

Do you wonder how to make money while living the nomadic lifestyle? One great way is to start your own... more

29 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
15: Solo Van Life with Amber Baldwin: What is it Like Living Alone on the Road?

Taking the leap to travel full-time in a campervan or an RV is tough - especially if you're doing it... more

22 Nov 2022 · 23 minutes
14: My Favorite Van Life Items [That I also Love on the Sailboat!]

Wondering what you need to live comfortably on the road? There are several items I use over and over again... more

01 Mar 2022 · 19 minutes
13: What it's Like Living Van Life in a Mexico Boatyard

We've been living at Cabrales Boatyard in Puerto Penasco, Mexico for two months now, getting our sailboat ready for winter... more

21 Feb 2022 · 15 minutes
12: Living in a Prius for 7 Years with David Swanson

Could you imagine living in a Prius? It's no easy feat! Tom and I lived in a Prius in 2015... more

09 Feb 2022 · 14 minutes
11: How to Become a South Dakota Resident in 6 Easy Steps

Have you wondered why so many RVers and van lifers have South Dakota license plates? I've noticed this everywhere, even... more

01 Feb 2022 · 13 minutes
10: How to do a Budget Campervan Conversion with Hilary Bird

If you want to live the van life, you don't have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a... more

25 Jan 2022 · 16 minutes
09: How I Lowered My Environmental Footprint in a Tiny House with Michael Bartz

Many of us who live tiny do so to lower our environmental footprint. Just living in a smaller space means... more

18 Jan 2022 · 14 minutes
08: What is Boondocking? How to Find Free Campsites with Marianne Edwards

So, you've heard of boondocking but aren't quite sure what it is. Or maybe you want to try, but don't... more

11 Jan 2022 · 23 minutes
07: How to Get WiFi When Traveling Full-Time with the RV Mobile Internet Resource Center

Are you wondering how to stay connected while living in a van or an RV? There are MANY ways to... more

14 Dec 2021 · 42 minutes
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Taking the leap to travel full-time in a campervan or an RV is tough - especially if you're doing it alone! Amber... more