Some people travel primarily to spend time visiting cool places. And we absolutely do love finding amazing campgrounds, quirky small towns, wonderful boondocking spots, stealth city camping, incredible scenic overlooks, and the thrill of visiting National Parks.

But much of our nomadic lifestyle is motivated less by visiting cool places, and more by visiting cool people. Nothing beats spending time hanging out with awesome folks, and when we have the opportunity we absolutely love being able to stay with family and friends (old and new) as we travel.

Staying with people gives us an opportunity to share stories, be part of a household, share meals and drink and get a local’s perspective on an area. And not to mention, it also helps keep our costs down.

However to the folks we stay with, hosting nomads who bring their own solar powered house with them is a bit different than hosting a more typical guest traveling through. Oftentimes when we arrive, we’re offered use of the guest bedroom so that we can sleep in a ‘real bed’ or ‘indoors’, and given invitation to help ourselves to anything in the fridge.

Fitting into a driveway

While we greatly appreciate the hospitality, what folks don’t immediately realize is that our trailer is our home and we’re not lacking in comfortable accommodations. Unless there are unusual circumstances (such as zoning regulations that prevent us from sleeping in our RV), we will politely turn down offers of a guest room for the following reasons:

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    Cherie and Chris are a pair of technomads traveling, living, working and playing full-time in a small solar powered RV, embraci…

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