Vanlife Diaries by Kathleen Morton, Jonny Dustow, Jared Melrose
Hardie Grant

Vanlife Diaries by Kathleen Morton, Jonny Dustow, Jared Melrose

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Step into the world of a new generation of modern gypsies: a range of professionals and creatives who have ditched conventional houses for the freedom of the road and the beauty of the outdoors.Vanlife Diaries celebrates the nomadic lifestyle and community through interviews, advice for living on the road, and more than two hundred photos of these tiny rolling homes. 

The book features vanlifers, their pets, and their converted vans and buses—VWs, Sprinters, Toyotas, and more—as well as the stunning natural locations that are part of the movement’s inspiration. Interviews and narrative captions share the stories of these dreamers and seekers, their inspiration for downsizing, how they found and converted their vehicle, and what it’s like to work and live on the road. 

About the Authors

Kathleen Morton is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Colorado. She is a co-founder and one-third of the Vanlife Diaries team. She blogs about vanlife on her website Tiny House, Tiny Footprint and travels in an `87 Toyota van with her dog, Peaches. 

Jonny Dustow and Jared Melrose are co-founders of Vanlife Diaries, a digital community for vanlifers around the world. The online channel posts interviews and photos, shares resources, and hosts international vanlife gatherings. Surfers and musicians, Jonny and Jared both live in vans on Australia's east coast. 

James Barkman is a photographer and writer who considers the mountains and the sea to be his greatest inspirations. A seeker and gatherer of genuine stories and experiences, James is a climber, surfer, and life enthusiast who has called the road home for the last four years.

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