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 in our van, Cree.
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).
Motorhome Hobos – our story and mission statement
Writing about our van life adventures and sharing our experiences and knowledge on this site is something we are passionate about.
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.
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.
Watch our story in this video that explains how we got started…
Find out more about how we built this website
We spent months wondering which web platform to use for Motorhome Hobos. We didn’t want just a web-building platform like Wix or Go Daddy, but 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. That’s why we went for Solo Build It!
Solo Build It! 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 Gav was already familiar with WP, having used it for his hypnotherapy site.
If you’re interested in escaping the rat race, or turning a hobby or passion into an income (like us) watch the video below to find out more about Solo Build It! then hit the red button for more info…
A little more about us…
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.
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: 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.
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.
Download our free ebook
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.
If you’d like to get in touch message us here or follow us on our Social Media pages…
Hopefully we’ll see you on the road!