AUSTRALIA

VAN FITOUTS

AMERICA

JONNY DUSTOW

Dusty (Jonny Dustow) is co-founder of Vanlife Diaries. He lives in his van (Mercedes Sprinter) full time on the east coast of Australia sharing music and stories in his home country and the world. He is the lead member of a six-person band called Dusty Boots.

Send in your stories and photos if you are living the vanlife in Australia, Canada or Europe.

JARED MELROSE

Jared is co-founder of Vanlife Diaries. He lives with his girlfriend Ashleigh in a van on the East Coast of Australia part-time. He is also the singer-lyricist and fronts the band, The Evening Son. He works as a tradesperson and helps produce an array of community projects.

Reach out if you need a friendly professional hand fitting out your van or need ideas.

KATHLEEN MORTON

Kathleen is co-founder of Vanlife Diaries. She knows firsthand what it's like to live small. For more than two years, she lived with her boyfriend and their dogs in a 1969 camper trailer (140 sq. ft.). But she is also immersed in van culture as well. She owns a 1987 Toyota van that she is converting into an adventure mobile.

Hang with Kathleen as she shares stories of others living this lifestyle and organizes van gatherings in the U.S.


Vanlife Gathering Team

Midwest Region

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Jayme & John Serbell

Jayme and John are co-creators of Gnomad Home, your one stop shop to all van build tips, tricks, advice and answers for free! They left their 9-to-5 lives in the suburbs about two years ago and have been living on the road with their three dogs (Nymeria, Crow, and Delilah) for the past year (and counting!) in their 1996 Chevy Express 1500.

Hang with Jayme and John as they strive to create new ways to help the community, share in-depth information, organize ways to bring the community together, and orchestrate fundraising opportunities for public lands.

Teton Valley Region

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Amanda Winther & Matt Swartz

Amanda and Matt co-created The Van Project, a social media community and blog offering photography, travel advice, stories & tips for everyone from weekend-warriors to full-time nomads. They love backpacking and rock climbing, and are currently living/working on the road in their 1964 Clark Cortez motorhome.

Chill with Amanda and Matt around the campfire and recount your most epic adventures!

Southwest Region

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Lisa Miriam Jacobs

Lisa is the creator of Vacay Vans, where she documents her journey as a solo traveler living full-time in her 2012 Nissan NV2500 named Freebird.  Lisa is a lawyer, serial entrepreneur, and writer.  She hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams and join the alternative living movement.  Her vanlife mantra is "say yes" and this free-spirited mentality has resulted in magical experiences on the road.

Hang with Lisa for good times, deep talks, and making authentic connections within this incredible vanlife community!