Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road

Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road Hardcover – Illustrated, April 9, 2019

by Kathleen Morton  (Author), Jonny Dustow (Author), & Jared Melrose (Author)

About the Author

KATHLEEN MORTON is a freelance journalist and the U.S. representative of the Australia-based Vanlife Diaries, an online channel that posts interviews and photos of vanlifers around the world, serves as a community hub, and hosts vanlife gatherings around the world. Before joining Vanlife Diaries she blogged about vanlife and collected interviews on her website Tiny House, Tiny Footprint. She is the author of the illustrated, self-published book Tiny House Tiny Footprint. She lives in an ’87 Toyota van with her dog, Peaches. JONNY DUSTOW and JARED MELROSE are co-founders of Vanlife Diaries. Surfers and musicians, they both live in vans on Australia’s east coast.

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A photography book celebrating the nomadic lifestyle and community of vanlife through interviews, essential advice for living on the road, and more than 200 photos of tiny rolling homes.

Inspired by the blog and Instagram account, Vanlife Diaries is an inspiring and detailed look into the world of the rolling homes built and occupied by a new generation of modern nomads: a range of professionals and creatives who have ditched conventional houses for the freedom of the road and the beauty of the outdoors. More than 200 photographs feature the vanlifers, their pets, and their converted vans and buses–VWs, Sprinters, Toyotas, and more–with the interiors uniquely customized and decorated for their work and hobbies, as well as the stunning natural locations that are the movement’s inspiration. Interviews and narrative captions share the stories of these nomads and how they decided to pursue vanlife, and provide practical tips and inspiration for downsizing, finding and converting your vehicle, and working and living on the road.
Karrie Hayward – Topic
The Meaning of Vanlife is an adventurous, revealing look into the Vanlife community through the eyes of nomads who have chosen to live a life of freedom on the road. A movement that exemplifies a deeper societal trend towards minimalism and authentic community building.

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