KAYDEE IS A SALEM, OREGON BASED ARCHITECT, A MAKER, AN ANIMAL LOVER, WORLD TRAVELER, A DREAMER AND A PLANNER. 

5 months later and

Since my last post we both got new jobs (me in November, him on Monday!) and decided to sell both our houses to make vanlife happen, and free us up to wherever life takes us.

We will depart Spring 2020 when my mom plans to sell the house that we are living in. Both our homes are getting ready to go on the market and we are staying in my mom’s place up near Portland (which is only 15 miles from my new job!). Which means… the countdown has begun! We have 14 months to do the following:

  1. Sell our houses

  2. Save as much money as possible

  3. Rent a van to test out vanlife

  4. Visit New Zealand (not a critical part of vanlife prep but a trip we wanted to do before we start our American adventure!)

  5. Buy a van (planning on a Ford Transit)

  6. Convert it into a livable van

  7. Figure out if we can work freelance on the road for our current employers

  8. Figure out where to have mail sent while we are on the road & where to store the stuff we won’t be taking along

  9. Blog about all of it!

We have already determined our route, we want to start with driving to Alaska! The thought now is that we will aim to hit all 50 states in our adventure (though we will fly to Hawaii and not bring the van or the dog).

I feel like myself again!