We have been enjoying watching the Melbourne Vanlife group heading off on adventures together and sharing gatherings, tips whilst building community.
In 2017 Vanlife Diaries will be combining with this awesome group and local community in Feb 4,5 for an awesome gathering weekend down near Bells Beach.
Joey( @doddfathers ) Brook ( @brookjames_ ) and Josh ( joshemei ) started a facebook group called Melbourne Vanlifers.
At our recent gathering we had 6 different vans, and a motorbike. Meeting total strangers who have the same common interest in getting outdoors , into nature and just being out there was so rad.
We ended up watching "stand by me" on the projector and "big " screen. Camping and watching a movie was good. Real different and fun. Then the rain came......
It didn't dampen the evening though, we kept the laughs flowing under the awnings of the vans.
The next day , it was a sleep in. Re stoke the fire, breakfast. More laughs. More heads looking into different vans and seeing how different people have different set ups. A bloody good time all round.
We also had some amazing Beef jerky thanks to "jerrys jerky" ( https://www.facebook.com/thegoodsjerky/ ) Amazing stuff
We are planning on doing it again in a couple of weeks.
Next Melbourne Vanlifers Gathering November 10 - 12 to be exact. At a nice camp spot on a giant open river.
If your anywhere near Melbourne and keen for a small gathering with like minded van people. Hit us up on the Facebook page, or any of our instagrams.
Pics by Brook James. and Tom ( @tomblanchephoto )