You all know how much we love van life. It’s definitely a lifestyle, and one that so many dream of doing and love watching us do. Some may even wonder, why do we love it so much? So I thought I’d share with you why our family LOVES van life, the good, the bad, our favourite places, and the must haves for van life, to help inspire you, or help you convince your husbands why you must buy that caravan you’ve had you’re eye on! Why do you love van life?
Connie: For the freedom, adventures, family time and memories it keeps on giving us.
Mannie: Freedom to travel and see different parts of Australia on a budget.
Kurt: Tree swings
Kyle: Cos I want it, its not yours, its mine Mummy.
Montana: Because when you go away you feel free and can leave all your worries behind.
Heath: Because its cool because you get to travel.
What has been your favourite place to date?
Connie: This is such a hard one, but it’s got to be Bellingen!
Mannie: Urunga trip!
Kurt: Byron Bay
Kyle: With Hudson. (Barrington)
Heath: Probably Barrington
What’s your favourite memory?
Connie: Under Killen Falls with Mann. It was so beautiful!
Mannie: My very first night in the van, putting my head down on the pillows knowing all my loved ones were so close.
Kurt: Learning to kayak
Montana: Paddle boarding
Heath: Driving Dads defender in Barrington.
What can’t you travel without?
Connie: The obvious is a camera, but for the ladies – a nail file! The amount of nails I have to file back when away is cray cray!
Mannie: My sodastream machine, and my running shoes.
Kurt: My ipad for the car ride
Kyle: Kyle’s fender
Heath: Hat and drink bottle
What did you unexpectedly not miss from home that you thought you would?
Connie: Cooking in our kitchen! I’ve fallen so in love with van cooking!
Mannie: The house
Montana: The internet
Heath: Air con!
The funniest memory you have while van lifing?
Connie: I’ll never forget the moment when we were on the outskirts of my old home town Casino and stopped by the sunflower fields. Two bikie blokes pulled up on their harleys and got in the fields to get selfies. It was the most funniest and most beautiful thing!
Mannie: Conn and Mia nearly setting the camp kitchen at Urunga on fire!
Kurt: Sand duning at Anna Bay almost into the bush
Montana: The storm at Barrington
Heath: Dad falling off a log across the water fully clothed
Summer van life or winter van life?
Connie: Winter for all the cosy feels!
Mannie: I have to say winter.
Kyle: The hot one
Montana: Summer because you can go to the beaches
Holiday parks or bush camping?
Connie: Tough one – but holiday parks for the minimal dirt haha!
Kurt: Holiday parks
Kyle: Bush camping
Montana: Bush camping
Heath: Holiday parks for the pools
One place you’d love to see?
Connie: Easy!!! Tasmania
Kurt: Somewhere with snow
Montana: Byron Bay
Heath: Byron Bay
What do you love most about coming home?
Connie: This will be so boring to some but I’m sure the Mum’s will agree – routine!
Mannie: Seeing our dog.
Kurt: Seeing my friends
Kyle: My toys
Montana: Air con.
Heath: Air con.