HOMES ON WHEELS
Living out of a backpack for 5 months during my Appalachian Trail thru-hike taught me that the less I have, the less I have to worry about. Upon returning to the real world I sold or donated most of my stuff and became “house-less”, living in vehicles and backpacking around the world. Since 2014 I’ve called these vehicles home during North American summers before parking the rig in storage and packing my bag to fly south to chase warm weather adventures in the Southern Hemisphere. I’ve enjoyed each of these homes on wheels for different reasons and each of them taught me more about what I want and need in a “home”, which ultimately isn’t much!
Name: The Silver Bullet
Rig: 2006 Honda Element
My first home on wheels, I removed the back seats and built in a sleeping platform, shelves, a closet for my suits, and plenty of storage for everything I owned.
Rig: 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
An upgraded home on wheels, Tantor had a pop top, 2 beds, kitchen with gas stove, running water and a refrigerator (that I didn’t use). Plus, just look at him!
Rig: 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD
I wanted something off road capable and lived in the truck bed of Terk for a summer with a sleeping platform, storage, and recovery gear to get out to remote locations.
Rig: 1985 SunLite Skyhawk
The slide-in pop-up camper has a cabover bed, lots of storage, gas stove, running (hot) water, heater, refrigerator (that I don’t use), outdoor shower, solar and more.