Hi, I'm Jamie, in 2015 I quit my "regular" job, paid £700 for an old builders van and spent a few months working with my dad to convert it into a home on wheels.
I'd always been what you would call outdoorsy; you're most likely to find me up a mountain or at the beach, and although practically minded; I enjoy finding solutions to problems and creating things, I'd never undertaken a project on that scale.
I learnt pretty quickly to just trust in my decisions and to work hard and eventually I had a habitable van. It became my base to explore the wilder corners of the British Isles, wild camping on beaches, up mountains and in forests.
But then things started to happen which I hadn't expected. Because I wasn't tied to anything, no job, no rent/expensive bills to pay, no deadlines imposed on me, I was suddenly free to say yes to things which Id always wanted to do.
Now I'm managing (just about) to make a living doing the things I love, working in the outdoors taking people mountaineering and rock climbing. The fact that I learned how to live cheaply has also been a massive help!
Sadly, in February of 2018 my vans engine packed in and I was forced to scrap it. So for now I'm working away and saving up to buy the next adventure-mobile.
Until then I'll be blogging on here to keep my motivation up; telling stories of past adventures, sharing my plans for the future, and hopefully inspiring a few people as I go.
Thanks for tagging along for the ride!