Our Decision To Volunteer Our Way Around Europe

To all those new to our blog, welcome! Below is an article I wrote for Positive News about our family’s decision to volunteer our way around Europe. Over the last 6 months we have received so many lovely messages wishing us well and a number of people asking us how we have managed to pull…

Stop 8- Camping in Chalandray

In the words of our current host, Henry, ‘BOOM!’ What was meant to be a 2 week stint at Camping St.Hilaire turned into us staying for the duration of the summer and it is with great regret that we had to pack up and head off early on Friday morning. We first came across this…

The Golden Caravan

Hey guys, Once again I take the opportunity to add to the blog so bear with me as I relay one of our most awesome adventures thus far but first a little basic information to head us on the right path. Permaculture by definition is a reproduction of nature’s basic resilience in naturally occurring ecosystems….

Week 8 – When Things Don’t Go To Plan

So for the last month or so I have been banging on about how great this caravan life of ours is. There’s been lessons learned and friendships made. We’ve visited incredible places and eaten some of the most amazing and authentic home cooked meals but right now things aren’t quite so peachy. We weren’t able…

Central Portugal- The First Stop On Our Volunteer Tour

We are 4 weeks into our caravanning, volunteer tour of Europe and I thought it was about time to let you know what it’s really like being part of a nomadic worldschooling, workaway family. So let’s begin… Week 1- Casa do Pisao, Azere We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our Workaway experience….

The Journey Begins

After 18 months of talking we finally took the plunge, packed up the last of our remaining possessions, hitched up the caravan and headed to Portsmouth. The biggest challenge this week will be summing up the first 7 days into one blog post! To begin with we spent a relaxing 2 days at the Caravan…

Down To The Wire

So a couple of weeks on from our last blog post and how things have changed! Last month we were eagerly awaiting our loan caravan, as well as, our new personalised towing jacket. This month we are hurriedly giving our 15 year old Bailey of Bristol ‘Carolina’ a major overhaul. Those of you who follow…

Preparing For A Year On The Road

In the blink of an eye we’re a month away from heading off on our travels. The last few weeks have involved an enormous amount of organisation and preparation so I thought it may be of interest to outline exactly what has gone into preparing for this journey in the form of a checklist. Now…

2 Months To Go

  Well the title says it all! I can’t believe we are finally down to the last 2 months. January was a blur. A month of checklists, meetings, a radio interview, a guest appearance on a podcast, car viewings and much time spent reading government guidance on what to do in the event of a…

The Long Overdue Update

Wow, it’s been absolutely ages since I last wrote a personal blog post detailing all the ups and downs of our simplistic caravan life….and to be honest I really couldn’t be bothered. After the most intense winter, and as if in payment for sticking it out, we have been blessed with a summer antipodean expats…