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November 19, 2021
Our 5 Favorite Travel Hammocks For Maximum Comfort

A hammock is a great item to take with you on your trip. All you really need to set it up is two trees or posts, a few hammock straps, and five minutes of elbow grease. The end result is a comfortable place to take a load off your feet and maybe read that book […]

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November 15, 2021
What Is a Shipping Container Home?

The answer to the question is as obvious as you might think—a shipping container home is a living space housed within a storage container. However, there is a bit of nuance when it comes to the home design on the inside and whether or not you modify the outside of your shipping container house and […]

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November 12, 2021
RV Bedding - The Best Sleep Systems for RVs and Camper Vans

Regardless of whether you’re traveling in a modified VW van or if you’re going around in a fully equipped travel trailer, the one necessity that you absolutely can’t do without is a good night’s sleep. If you’re just doing some RV camping for the weekend, then you can probably get away with using a sleeping […]

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November 10, 2021
Guide to Being a Digital Nomad in Thailand

The digital nomad lifestyle is becoming quite a popular choice for many people worldwide, and for a good reason. You get to travel the world, meet a lot of interesting people, experience new cultures and foods, and make a bit of money while doing it. Location-independent freelancers have many choices in terms of countries to […]

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November 10, 2021
Apartment Homesteading: What It Is and How to Get Started

As the name might suggest, apartment homesteading, otherwise known as urban homesteading, is the act of trying to become more self-sufficient while continuing to be an apartment-dweller. We don’t blame people that think that this is impossible to do since, honestly, it’s tough to get the hang of this lifestyle in the first few months, […]

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November 9, 2021
The 8 Best Water Purifiers for Off-Grid Living

Clean drinking water is possibly the single most important thing in the world, so it’s quite a problem that many people in certain areas and countries can’t trust their tap water due to harmful contaminants. This issue is present even in first-world countries, and the EPA has stated that the presence of both lead and […]

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November 9, 2021
The 11 Best Van Life Destinations in the US

If you’re unsure whether to start heading toward New York or Texas for your next trip, we can help. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of the best van life destinations in the US. You’ll find everything from popular tourist cities to national parks and a few scenic deserts. There is […]

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November 5, 2021
The 10 Best Couches for Tiny Homes [That Don’t Sacrifice Comfort]

Picking out tiny house furniture is less about the color or design and much more about size. You’ll indeed want something that goes with the color of your drapes or that isn’t too big for your coffee table, but all of those considerations come after the size measurements. The good news is that even after […]

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November 1, 2021
The Best Kitchen Setups for Van Interiors and Exteriors

A kitchen is one of the essential additions to any van build. Aside from the bed and maybe the toilet, being able to cook for yourself will be the most important factor when it comes to living on the road. There is not a single all-in-one build for camper van kitchens that’s better than the […]

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October 29, 2021
Tiny House Stairs: Storage Ideas & Inspiration

Some people categorize tiny houses as one-floor dwellings, but the truth is that a tiny home can come in several different shapes and sizes. Tiny house builders have specific parameters they need to work in if the house is built off-site. For instance, a house can’t be too big, or otherwise, it can’t fit the […]

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