The Road trip Mindset:

Note: This essay was originally published on “The old Blog”. It’s been lightly edited and tuned for your reading pleasure as we are on the road this week!  “When are we going to California?” This question has been coming at an almost constant stream from my daughter Yvie. The response each time is “We are …

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Maximize Family Fun With: Canyoneering

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Warning: Canyoneering is a dangerous sport where serious injury or death can occur. Before entering a canyon, ensure that you have the necessary training and physical fitness to achieve your objective. Canyons are an ever changing environment and can change dramatically from season to season. Make sure to seek out …

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On The Loose Inspirations: Homage to the Dirtbag Diaries

I am an unabashed fanboy of the Dirtbag Diaries. In 2007 I was a recent Colorado transplant. I had a sweet job taking students out on week-long camping trips, a beautiful girlfriend who had moved with me across the country and weekends filled with rock climbing and mountaineering. But in between the trips, the adventures and falling …

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On The Loose Finances: The First Step on the Trail to Financial Independence

Today we hit an important milestone here at Home On The Loose HQ. As you can see from the title, we finally hit a zero balance on our credit card!! Whoops of excitement bounce off the walls, impromptu fist pumps abound and The Dance of  Joy  has been performed almost constantly. You might say we are …

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How To: Installing The Floor and Subfloor of Your Campervan

Subfloor and Floor There are a few ways to begin your buildout. Some like the top-down approach, cutting windows and vent fans first, then moving to walls and ending with the floor. For us, we know that the van’s first trip is contingent on getting a second row of seats in so that we can …

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Campervan Design: The Importance of Using Your Communication Skills

I was lounging with a beer in my hand in our campervan-to-be slash woodshed today having a discussion on the merits of various kitchen layouts with Mrs. Home On The Loose today. Well, to be honest it wasn’t much of a discussion. Each of were strenuously debating the benefit of our particular design idea whilst simultaneously …

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The Reality of Designing A Campervan For A Family Of Four

Here at Home On The Loose, we love the design process. We talk about van design every chance we get. We talk about cabinet placement over breakfast. We discuss bed platforms and benches over afternoon tea. We have eaten up entire eight hour drives down to Indian Creek solely on the pros and cons of different van …

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Dirty Business: How to Clean Your Used Campervan and Prep for Your Buildout

Unless you’ve saved up enough to put a down payment on a brand new vehicle your used Home on the Loose will most likely have disgusting remnants and reminders of the previous owners hidden in the cracks and crevices of your vehicle. An essential part of your build should be to make this vehicle your …

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