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PAGE UPDATED: 03.01.2022

Hi, we’re Gav and Trudi Roberts and we love nothing better than to hit the road in our old VW T4 motorhome and venture forth into unknown territory. We’ve been travelling all over England, Scotland and Wales since 2017.

We got married in the summer of 2019 in Scotland and spent our honeymoon on a two-week road trip through the Highlands and the Isle of Skye.

motorhome hobos in the mountains of Scotland

We both lead busy lives: Gav runs his own hypnotherapy practice and Trudi has recently become a full time writer for this site (having worked as carer, deputy manager and Dementia Care Coach at a nursing home for over two decades).

RELATED CONTENT: read why Hobo Trudi quit her stressful job to follow her dreams

Motorhome Hobos – our story and mission statement

Writing about our van life adventures and sharing our experiences and knowledge is something we are passionate about.

Motorhoming has become more like an obsession than a hobby to us and we hope to spend longer periods away in our van, either in the UK or abroad over the coming years.

One of the main messages we’d like to get across on this site is that motorhoming can be done more cheaply than some bloggers would have you believe. We want to show you that freedom really can be yours on a budget!

We suppose you could say this is our mission statement: Get into van life without breaking the bank.

A little bit more about us…

So, why hobos? How did we come up with the name?

Far from being lazy tramps as they have often been portrayed, most hobos were willing to travel miles from town to town on railroad wagons looking for any kind of work to make ends meet.

We might not be hobos in a literal sense, of course, but we certainly didn’t have £50,000+ to spend on a modern motorhome. No, we had to settle for something far more modest.

But very much like hobos, we were drawn to the idea of ‘working‘ whilst on the road, travelling from place to place. Out in our van, we’ll often create things: music, poetry, soundscape recordings for meditations, and even wooden staffs and magic wands.

Some of Trudi’s poetry, much of which has been written during our travels, can be read on her new website Whole Life Poetry.

Trudi is also mainly responsible for the motorhome hobo blog. Entries range from diary-like reminiscences to thought-provoking information such as the dangers of an overweight motorhome.

None of this would be possible without our van, of course. Read about ourVW T4 Cree and find out how we found freedom on a budget.

Or watch this video that explains how we got started (and how we were helped to build this website).

Find out more about Solo Build It!

We spent months wondering which website platform to use for Motorhome Hobos. A web-building platform like Wix or Go Daddy would not have helped. We needed something that could teach us how to build an online business.

The thing is that anyone can put a website online. How to make it generate traffic is the key thing. Most web-building platforms don’t teach you how to do this.

But Solo Build It! are different…

Solo Build It! have been helping people turn their ideas into profitable businesses for over twenty years. It was this proven track record that really appealed to us. And so far, their online teaching and support has been invaluable in helping us build this site.

In the end we chose the Word Press version of Solo Build It! as Gav was already familiar with WP, having used it for his hypnotherapy website.

If you’re interested in escaping the rat race, or turning a hobby or passion into an income (like us) watch the short video below to find out more about Solo Build It! then hit the red button for more detailed info…

If you’d like to get in touch contact us here or follow, like and share our content on our Social Media pages…





Motorhome Hobos in Scotland
Gav and Trudi Roberts – The Motorhome Hobos – honeymoon road tripping in Scotland


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