Kristen Hanes

When you're living off-grid in a van or sailboat, you have to plan carefully to make sure you have things like food and water. Today on the show, we are joined by Kristin Hanes, the editor in chief of the popular tiny living blog, The Wayward Home. Kristin's first experience with tiny living started by living in a Prius(!) with her partner. It then progressed to a sailboat, and finally a Chevy Astro Van. Kristin has spent extensive time boondocking in the van and sailing off-shore. In this interview, we'll talk about how she prepares for living off-grid for weeks at a time- how to plan, shop and store things like food and water. Plus, we'll talk about the benefits of the boondocking lifestyle.

In This Episode:

  • Boondocking for social distancing
  • How do you prepare for boondocking in a van?
  • People live in their Prius?
  • About The Wayward Home
  • Planning for longer intervals between grocery store trips
  • Creative storage solutions on the boat
  • Staying connected on the road and the water
  • How do nomads make money online?

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Guest Bio:

Kristin Hanes

Kristin Hanes

Kristin Hanes lives in a sailboat and in a Chevy Astro van, and is the editor-in-chief of The Wayward Home. She’s written about living tiny for publications like Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, and, hoping to spread word about our new American Dream.

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More Photos:

Beautiful parking spot for the van

The boat

Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco

They named their boat after John Muir, someone they very much look up to


Installing the refrigerator in the galley

Using a torch to brown dinner on the boat

The outdoors becomes your living space

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