The Perfect Van Life: This Couple Has Been Traveling For 5 years Around Europe

The Perfect Van Life: This Couple Has Been Traveling For 5 years Around Europe

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In the Spring of 2010 they bought a sorry looking Volkswagen T4 van. With a very small budget, a lot of imagination and some borrowed tools they slowly created their dream home. Over the past 5 years they have travelled more than 80000 miles across Europe in The Rolling Home.

Lauren Smith and  Calum Creasey make up a creative studio team in the United Kingdom. They’ve spent the last five years traveling Europe in their free time and have just put together a book titled “The Rolling Home” to document them. The project is on its way to be fully funded on Kickstarter, but the journey isn’t over. With the funds, they’ll fix up their van and move into it full time. Through the book and their social media, Lauren hopes to show that their lifestyle is attainable (within reason) and fun. Most of all, she wants people to get out of their comfort zones and see what the world has to offer.

The Rolling Home interior

Calum Lauren are from Newport Pagnell, a town in Buckinghamshire. They have always loved the outdoors and exploring. Calum grew up with campervans of all shapes and sizes.

Golden light in North Spain, 2013

“Life is simple in vans, we get to see the world together!”

Scars of the road.

Staying in the most remote & beautiful places, Sweden is their favourite followed by Galicia in Spain.

Pure happiness!

They Say one of the most difficult things about living in the van, is arriving in towns that are not very ‘van friendly’ there is nothing worse than you being tired and searching for a place to park up in the dark.

The Rolling Home essentials.

The Rolling Home Book.

To make sure we can keep rolling for another 5 years we need your help. Support our Kickstarter by pre ordering your copy of The Rolling Home Book along with our other great rewards.

A handy hard bound book, beautiful enough to sit on any coffee table and compact enough to take away on any trip. 208 pages brimming with photos, words and illustrations. With work from ourselves and friends. We hope the book will inspire as many people as possible to get out on the road in their very own rolling homes. Offset litho printed in Europe on wood free uncoated stock. Foil blocked hard bound cover and cloth spine. Ready to ship early December.

The Rolling Home Book - Advance copy (cover graphics will be gold foiled in delivered book)

Sources; Kickstarter | No Culture Icons | She Explores

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