Welcome to The Wayward Home! I’m so glad you decided to stop by.
The Wayward Home is all about living a simpler and more minimalistic life, whether you’re interested in van life, RVing, living on a boat or moving into a tiny home.
While some people choose to live a smaller life due to unaffordability issues, others downsize on purpose. They want more time with their families, more time in nature, more time doing the things they love.
I truly believe there’s a big movement out there of people sick of living the status quo.
There’s so much more to life than working 40 hours per week, paying on a mortgage, making car payments, and looking forward to two weeks of vacation per year.
Do you agree? I’m guessing yes! 🙂
My mission is to help you explore downsizing options and to connect you with like-minded people who are forging a new version of the American Dream.
While you’re at it, head on over and join our FREE community Facebook group! You can interact with people just like you.
My name is Kristin Hanes and I’m a journalist turned full-time freelance writer and blogger. Several years ago, I was laid off from my dream job as a radio news reporter at KGO in San Francisco.
Suddenly, I was out of work, living in one of the most expensive cities in the United States. So, to avoid going into debt paying $1,400 per month for a room, I instead moved into my boyfriend Tom’s 41-foot sailboat.
Looking back, getting laid off was one of the best things that happened to me. Now, I have more flexibility and freedom than I ever thought possible.
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So many people I talk to are worried about money. They have no idea how to find remote work and fund their journey in a campervan, RV or sailboat.
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In 2015, when I lived in a car and a tent to pay off my debt and save up money, I often felt very alone. Who could I tell about my alternative living situation? Who would understand? Would people think I was weird?
I was often afraid to tell anyone that I’d moved out of my apartment and was living with Tom in a Prius. Back in those days, I didn’t know about van life or Facebook communities where I could find camaraderie and support.
One huge reason I started The Wayward Home was to have a safe place on the internet for all of us alternative living people to hang out, get to know each other, and provide advice and inspiration.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me anytime – I love hearing from you.
Good luck on your tiny living journey!