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Hey 👋 I just created a page here. You can now buy me a coffee! (Or join as a monthly/yearly member!)

Full Disclosure: It's not actually for coffee -- but I will make some posts about some of the ways I am spending money while living out of a vehicle. For example, in 2020-2021, due to the stimulus checks, I had the opportunity to put money toward being part of a CSA, which was impossible for me in the past since it is a lump sum up front at the beginning or before the growing season, (which I only had that lump sum due to stimulus check) which ultimately saved money, gave me healthy food options, and that CSA is part of an organization that supports refugees in my local area. I hope to join this again for 2022, and pay for the extra autumn extension. Any donations at this time will be used to save for that, and for costs associated with a few supplies for YouTube channel. Thank you!! 😊 ✌


Funds will be used to support basic living, but with a twist on how to save money, stretch money, and live out of a vehicle. Content will be created showing how the funds were utilized!


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Let's focus on building our inner homes, creating a solid foundation, and decorating our lives in a way that allows us to thrive, while supporting others and our communities. I'm on this journey and I'd love to connect with others who are working on self-growth, too!


In the summer of 2021, I moved into my sedan full-time. By choice.


During my late-teens and early-20s I often would turn my vehicle into a mini-camper, and lived out of it for a bit in college, too, but never made it a permanent dwelling until recently. I also have lots of experience with backpacking, bikepacking, and general wilderness/camping, and that gear lends itself perfectly to vehicle life.


When I was 7-8 years old, my parents had an Astro van and a Safari van, and I remember being so excited to take out seats, re-organize it to make it a sleeping fort and said I wanted to live in it...because I had already been told I couldn't live outside 😅... so this has been a long time coming! 


I'm considering this to be a mix of an adventure and a bit of a social experiment.


Okay, but WHY?!


I'm doing this mainly to save money - I pay a mortgage-worth of student loan payments per month (have federal and private student loans...) and I want to ease the financial burden I have to allow me to feel more freedom. I also made some mistakes with local taxes, medical bills, etc so am working to pay these off faster than if I lived in an apartment.


I'd rather experience up-front high difficulty levels in a big dose, work hard, suffer for that period, and get through it to have peace.... than to prolong it in a smaller dosage over longer period of time. 


Also, the price of rentals in my area went up exponentially, and I've had one too many bad experiences now with rentals, so I am doing this to re-center, simplify, and in many ways ease my burnout and get me back into the world, which I desperately need. 


There is no way to avoid the outside world when you're a vehicle-dweller. 


For example: To shower, I have to go work out at the gym, first...because it would be odd to go shower at the gym without using the gym.


I lost touch with friends throughout the past few years and I hope this helps me to reconnect, meet new ones, and get back to doing hobbies I really enjoy, visiting favorite places that help me to feel free that I haven't been to in some time, find new places, too!!...and to reconnect with nature (as a kid and through early 20s I would spend time outside everyday in the woods, exercising or playing in nature; it kept me sane and centered, and I need that again to regulate my brain. I think it was the key to my success and going to be the key to healing my burnout and difficulties at work.)


To be transparent: I spend a lot of hours at work, in a salaried position that is rather demanding mentally and emotionally ... and I plan to reflect on this through posts here perhaps, and youtube videos....about how I'm living vs how I imagined it would be.... and how I'm spending my time vs how I spent it when I thrived in the past and what I need to make space for in my life so I can thrive at work and in my personal life. 


I plan to share a variety of content through this platform, exclusive to subscribers here, (and interact with subscribers here, hopefully build a small community where we can share thoughts/ideas/experiences...have a bookclub?? ) ...in addition to creating public YouTube content, but keep this a more exclusive and community type forum. I'm trying to figure out how to do the YouTube content while maintaining some anonymity and stealth to stay safe.