Curious about the humans living life from a van? Want to hear the untold stories from the road? Tune into this podcast to hear the most diverse, raw, unfiltered, profound and intriguing stories of the humans who are living this lifestyle.
* Every podcast is recorded & edited on the road*
Episode 37: Jack Botts: the highs and lows of the open road
In this episode we hear the story of a man who was living a good life. Jack lived in Brisbane, had a great career as a carpenter and had lovely friends. Jack found himself playing gigs every weekend on top of his work week and wanted more from life.
He realized that in order to live out his dream of being a musician he would need to dive fully into his passion- and he did just that. Jack quit his job, bought a van, and now is touring around Australia performing his Northern Rivers EP.
Tune in to Episode 37 to hear the story of a touring musician as we bring voice to honest parts of life on the road like loneliness and the desire for connection.
Love & gratitude,
Sound edit: Nathan Tomsic @nathan_tomsic
Episode 36- 3,100 miles and 178 days- Man walks across America.
Jeremy is someone everyone needs to know. His courage and mental fortitude assisted him in walking across America to raise awareness for an anti-bullying campaign “Fight for the Forgotten”.
In this episode Jeremy shares with us his life story of growing up with Tourette’s, being told he was incapable of doing what he dreamed of, too pushing through fear and embarking on an unforgettable journey.
Thank you Jeremy for being vulnerable with us all and courageously fighting for what you believe in. You inspire me.
Jeremy insta: @beatsfromthecore
Episode 35: Chasing the feeling of freedom and dreaming big- a travelling musician tells all.
In this episode Ole and I talk about the freedom that owning a van provides. For Ole, even just knowing he has a van and can escape at anytime gives his great relief. Ole shares with us how he stopped letting fear get in his way and decided to fully go after his dream of being a musician.
He shares with us his journey from flying around in helicopters putting out fires, to busking on the street and now deciding to step fully into this music career. This episode is bound to hit your heart strings as we get real serious and face questions such as “when you are 60 years old and look back at your life, what opportunities will you wish you had gone for”. Additionally, we chat about how fear is an excuse that prevents us from getting where we want in life. This episode is a MUST listen.
Thank you so much @ole_falco for joining me in the rolling studio and sharing your gifts with us all.
Love & gratitude,
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Episode 33: 9 months, 30,000 km and 12 months on the road
I met Alana outside my van and within 30 seconds we were podcasting.
Alana lives part time in her Toyota Hiace names Betty and spends the rest of her time in a tiny home in Brisbane.
Vanlife became a part of Alana’s life when she embarked on an epic trip travelling 30,000 kms and spending 12 months travelling around Australia. She travelled for 9 months solo and shares about her honest experience on the road.
Additionally, in this episode Alana opens up about experiencing loneliness on the road and shares about how vanlife is a natural extension of who she is as it encompasses: freedom, community, minimalism, travel and so much more. Tune in to hear Alana's full story about life on the road as a solo female.
Love & gratitude as always,
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Episode 31: 25 year old woman gives up everything and does vanlife across the world
WELCOME to Episode 31!
In this episode you hear the journey of how Neesa went from living in the city, working a full time job, and renting a house to leaving all of it and flying across the world to live in a van.
Neesa shares her chilling experience of feeling lost and unconnected living in the city to attending her first vanlife gathering and realizing there was much more to life then working a 9-5 job. Once Neesa got to experience the power of true love & belonging form community there was no going back for her.
It is so beautiful to hear the obstacles, self-doubt, fear and uncertainty that Neesa overcame in order to start living the life she wanted. This podast will be nothing short of a look into how fear and societal expectations hold us back from living our true potential and might even hit close to home.
This episode is made possible by @vantasticwesty, a true friend, respectable mechanic, expert in custom rig solutions, and all around guy you need to know.
Love & gratitude,
Sound edit by: @nathan_tomsic
Episode 30: 22 year old lives in his van at a commuter carpark in a massive city
EPISODE 30: 22 year old lives in a van at a commuter carpark in a massive city.
Want to know what it is like to live full-time in a van at a commuter carpark in a massive city? We’ll tune into this episode to hear how Marc, a 22 year old beauty rocks it out!
Marc, a vanlifer of 6 months, lives both worlds with grace. He lives in his van in the city of Sydney, Australia where he teaches music at a school and does graphic design. Marc shares his unique story of feeling lost, stuck, and depressed within his old life only to find his independence and true self from living in a van. He went from living in his parents house to finding the van of his dreams, a Toyota Hiace, and moving fully into it with ease.
Marc shares with us his raw experience of battling severe depression and anxiety and how he overcame it. It was really special sitting with Marc and having the tough discussions of privilege, mental health, independence, societal expectations, and hearing Marc say “these 6 months have been the happiest of my life”.
This episode brought to light just how profound this lifestyle can be for people. Again, a perfect reminder of how #vanlife is so much more than just the vans, a pretty view, and a life full of travel.
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Love & gratitude,
Sound by @nathan_tomsic