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 38: Julia trades in her flat, car, and career to try vanlife in Australia
This episode takes you on a journey of how a woman left everything behind and embarked on a trip that would change her life. Julia lived in Germany and had a great career, car, flat and everything that society classes as the ‘Good Life’ yet she was unhappy. Julia bought a ticket to Australia and decided to figure out what truly makes her happy.
Tune into the full episode to hear Julias story of travelling around Australia for the last 10 months.
Love & gratitude,
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 34: After heartbreak woman chooses Vanlife to find herself
Welcome to Episode 34- I am glad you are here :)
After a breakup of 5 years Georgie decided to buy a van and set off on an adventure. While attending a @vanlifediaries gathering she experienced a life changing moment and decided she was on the right path.
In this episode we explore what life was like for Georgie when she was living in an apartment in the city. Georgie shares her experience of feeling “like the walls were closing in on her” and how she felt disconnected from herself.
This episode is a beautiful journey through heartbreak, fear and what life can be like when you push through these walls and find a way of being that resonates with your soul.
Tune in today to hear Georgie's story!
Love & gratitude,
Sound edit by Nathan Tomsic @nathan_tomsic
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,
Nikky Patreon link as fore mentioned ❤️❤️: https://www.patreon.com/thehumansofvanlife?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=creatorshare
Hey, your podcast is making me so happy! I think I’ve made the decision to start saving for VANLIFE, I’m 19 so it gonna be a year or two, but I love the culture of your pod casts, your really original in what you do, don’t stop!
-James from New York
Just starting to get into van life, this podcast is super helpful and motivating. Love hearing people’s perspectives on living this life. The only thing that I dislike (and it’s just me being picky) are the “hmmm”s and “fantastic” “yeeeaah” “wowww” after someone’s comment in a tone that’s like a therapist listening to a child? Can’t describe it, but it’s a little annoying. Otherwise though, awesome podcast!
I love this podcast! So nice to hear beautiful people be vulnerable and talk about their feeling and experiences. Thank you for your time, So magical