Image by Jeremiah Luke Barnett

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Aloneness

I Am Alone

and I suffer from it.

Loneliness is as ever-present as my shadow.
no matter how far I run, no matter how brightly I smile, no matter how well I hide,
my shadow is still here with me.

I cannot run from aloneness.

it is a part of my existence.

I don’t have to wander deep into the wilderness to be alone.

I don’t have to be far from those I love to feel alone.

I can feel alone the moment I say goodbye.
I can feel alone sitting in the company of family. …


After 6-months and 40,000 miles, I am sitting down to share some thoughts around my time on the road as a solo van lifer as well as sharing some of the items that have made living out of my DIY transit van build a little more functional. Every van lifer or car camper or truck camper will have a different story to tell you. These are some of my thoughts based on my experiences :)

I hope something useful for your own van life traveling pops out for you.

Item: Ultra-helpful whisk broom for maximum cleanliness

This little broom has kept the van clean for the…


Image by Jeremiah Luke Barnett

South, south, south, and farther south. Drive into the sea that is not a sea. Wide-open plains where the wind is a crop to harvest. Then, the Heavy Breeze.


diy van build plumbing

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DIY van build dry composting toilet

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Colorado Fairing Company Ford Transit Fairing

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Image by Jeremiah Luke Barnett

Along a dirt road to the left of a small town in the bowl made by mountains before the pass and after the last sign of New Mexico.

Jeremiah Luke Barnett

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