75 episodes

from the van - a podcast and video blog dedicated to examining the relationships people have with residential vehicles. Whether it's full-time vanlifers, weekenders, or trailer nomads, I'm curious about the different permutations of the how and why. Plus, I also like drinking beer and talking about the conundrum of life.

from the van marty benson

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

from the van - a podcast and video blog dedicated to examining the relationships people have with residential vehicles. Whether it's full-time vanlifers, weekenders, or trailer nomads, I'm curious about the different permutations of the how and why. Plus, I also like drinking beer and talking about the conundrum of life.

    Miles @LightHarvestSolar on the progress of off-grid solar electric - ftv pod #74

    Miles @LightHarvestSolar on the progress of off-grid solar electric - ftv pod #74

    Miles started Light Harvest Solar 9 years ago buying solar panels in bulk and selling them a la carte. Since then, he's turned the company into a sophisticated supplier of both component-based and self-contained off-grid solar electric systems. I sat down with him in August as he moved into a new warehouse to talk about the direction of the company and his vision for off-grid electric in the future.

    • 58 min
    Charlie Lived on a Boat While Saving to Build His House FTVpod #73 - Charlie Plybon

    Charlie Lived on a Boat While Saving to Build His House FTVpod #73 - Charlie Plybon

    Charlie is a super activist and the Oregon Policy Manager for the Surfrider Foundation. While working at the aquarium, he moved onto an anchored boat right outside of Rogue Brewing in Newport, OR. I sat down to talk with him about the nexus between sustainability and minimal living, coastal advocacy, the similarities between territorialism in surfing and vanlife, and of course... pooping in a bucket.

    • 38 min
    Ed @wildedventures - ftv pod #72

    Ed @wildedventures - ftv pod #72

    I met Ed last summer on my way up the Oregon coast. We met up to caravan and record a podcast a few days later. It's really awesome to have a conversation with someone who's unapologetically confident about their path. I hope you have a good time with this conversation I thoroughly enjoyed.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jacey - ftv pod #71: Jacey world traveler, van lifer, author, badass

    Jacey - ftv pod #71: Jacey world traveler, van lifer, author, badass

    Wow, Jacey Travels! We sat down in June, and Jacey made me feel like I needed to ramp it up. At 24, she had already traveled the globe on a shoestring budget, authored a book, and started traveling North America by van. 

    • 50 min
    Jarrod Tocci - ftv pod #70: Why is this guy on the podcast for the 4th time??

    Jarrod Tocci - ftv pod #70: Why is this guy on the podcast for the 4th time??

    Jarrod has been a good friend for 3 years, and he's been on my podcast too many times. But dude is fun to talk to, and he is constantly switching up his momentum for another new adventure. He's been on the podcast 4 times in the last two years, but he's also had 4 homes in that time frame. For a lot of van lifers, moving around geographically is enough. But Jarrod is constantly reframing what it means to travel and sit still. Is it all a gimmick to keep his YouTube viable? Well, I'm remiss that I didn't ask him that question directly, so I figured it was best to put him on blast in this caption to console my interviewer regret. Now, have fun listening to us be dicks to each other.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Photographer Living Full Time in DIY High Top Camper Van

    Photographer Living Full Time in DIY High Top Camper Van

    Christian recently returned to Encinitas after moving to Bend, OR to build out his second camper van. Not everything went exactly as planned, but his new van is rad and his photography gigs are really starting to take off. I really look up to Christian for his positive attitude and ambition. Definitely go check out his instagram to see his epic photographs. 

    @henkel.photography

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Photomatt69 ,

Love this podcast

Really love this podcast one of my favorites for Vanlife

Tim Stretton ,

A podcast.... from my van

I love this podcast. Keep the episodes coming!!!!

drunkcinderella ,

10/10 Would recommend!

Such an interesting topic and interesting people. Each podcast is unique and insightful, and Marty is such a funny and smart dude.

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