How it all began...

The idea had been circling in my head for years. But the time was right and I could no longer fight the wanderlust that had built up. I bought a 1977 GMC NuWa motor home, threw a solar panel on top and started getting it ready for the open road. My main goal: to wander around North America, catching up with old friends, visiting new places and experiencing things I haven't before. This is my story...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Summer Employment!

Still in Pahrump, NV - It looks like I have plans for the summer! I have been camping with other van dwellers for the past few weeks and several of them have summer jobs as camp hosts. With their help and connections, I was able to secure a job as a camp host in the mountains of California for the summer! I will be near Shaver Lake, which is about an hour east of Fresno, CA. I will be in the forest, several miles from both a lake and a small mountain town. The job starts May 10 and goes through October. Plenty of time to explore the area and practice my new hobbies!

I've enjoyed the past 4 months having no set schedule and letting my whims dictate my movement. Yet it does feel good to have my summer plans set. I learned from my time at Belle's ranch that while I do enjoy the life of a nomad, I also like having tasks and things to occupy my time. I loved the job of feeding the animals every day! I think I will feel the same about this sites and chatting with people camping.

On another note, I have just updated my "Thoughts of Green" page (access it via the link towards the top of this page). If you have a moment, go on over and let me know what you think! I wanted it to me more of a resource page, but I am still trying to figure out how to best utilize the space. Let me know your feedback!


  1. Hey Brian, congrats on landing the summer job. If I happen to get up that way while you're there, I'll look you up. I'm curious -- do you expect that the salary you'll be earning while hosting will easily cover all of your living expenses?


  2. Hi Brian, very cool to hear about the job! That worked out rather well I think!

    I checked out your "Green" page, looks really good! I concur completely too. Heidi and I are very serious about how carefully we conserve and are always looking are ways to reduce and re-use etc. Vanhomes are such an excellent way to be green and if done well of course can be very comfortable too! I liked the page!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"

  3. hey i'll be in california for a san francisco weekend at some point this summer -- so if you want to get a taste of a city and the sea, let's meet up. --heather p

  4. THat is s o cool..having a summer job will be fun,I think. Your green page looks great too. Have you checked out this site..THe Road less pedaled.. I'll get the link for you.

  5. Oops..that would be The Path Less Pedaled at It is an awesome journey!