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Hi, we’re Gav and Trudi Roberts and we love nothing better than to hit the road in our 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 2019 in Scotland and spent our honeymoon on a 12-day road trip through the Highlands and the Isle of Skye in our van, Cree.

We both lead busy lives  – Gav runs his own hypnotherapy practice and Trudi is deputy manager and Dementia Care Coach at a nursing home – but we try to organise our time so that we’re able to travel as much as possible.

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

Motorhome Hobos in Dent, Cumbria, on the way to Scotland

Addicted to van life

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

One of the main messages we’d like to get across on this site and in our free ebook is that motorhoming can be done more cheaply than some bloggers would have you believe. You don’t need tens of thousands to do this.

This is one of the reasons we’ve created Motorhome Hobos. We want to show you that freedom really can be yours on a far less extravagant budget!

Hopefully the stories and info on our site will inspire you to get a van yourself and enjoy some amazing adventures.

But why ‘hobos’?

Just a word about hobos and why we chose 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.

Black and white picture of Hobo getting on a train
Picture source: vox.com

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 like some people do. 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: folk music, poetry, soundscape recordings for meditations, and even wooden staffs and magic wands. We hope to make some of these creations available soon on Etsy.

Some of Trudi’s poetry, much of which has been written during our travels, can be read on her personal blog www.through-the-glass.com

None of this would be possible without our van, of course, so click here now to read about our van, Cree and find out how we found freedom on a budget.

Motorhome hobos on social media

Read more about us and get some vital hints and tips for your early days on the road in our free ebook, Getting Started on the Freedom Trail. It’s full of ideas to help you find the right van, check it over properly before you buy and make sure you’ve got the gear you need before you head off on your first road trip.

Hopefully we’ll see you out there somewhere!

If you’d like to get in touch message us here or follow us on our Social Media pages…

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Motorhome Hobos in Scotland

Find out more about how we built this site

We spent months wondering which web platform to use for Motorhome Hobos. It pays to take your time and do the research. We didn’t want just a web-building platform like Wix, but something that could teach us how to build a 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.

That’s why we went for Solo Build It! They have been helping people turn their ideas into profitable businesses for twenty years. It was this reliable track record that drew us to them. Their online teaching and support has been invaluable in helping us build this site.

In the end we chose their Word Press version as we were partly familiar with using WP. If you are too, that’s the one to go for.

Watch the video below to find out more…

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