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!

Honda Element Camper.
Honda Element Camper Inside.


Name: The Silver Bullet
Rig: 2006 Honda Element
Home: 2014-2015

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.

Living in a van outside.
Living in a van inside.


Name: Tantor
Rig: 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
Home: 2015-2018

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!

Terk the truck outside.
Camper inside a truck bed.

Truck Bed

Name: Terk
Rig: 2002 Toyota Tacoma TRD
Home: 2018-2019

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.

Truck Camper in Alaska.
Truck Camper Inside.

Truck Camper

Name: Terk
Rig: 1985 SunLite Skyhawk
Home: 2019-Present

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.