Lorena Stove

One of the most important things for us living on Ometepe is our community. We have built strong ties to our neighbors here and want to help them improve their living standards. At the same time, it important that we respect their culture and don’t try and impose our ideas on their lives. So Trevor…

Five things to know about solar before you purchase

Are you thinking about investing in a solar energy system? There are many reasons to go solar. Maybe you want clean energy or to be self sufficient or perhaps you just want a solar back up system in case of outages. For us, living on an island in Nicaragua, deciding to go solar wasn’t a…

Healthy Beginnings

The wind is blowing and rain is falling. The kitchen is filled with smoke from the wet wood. It is going to take hours for the food to cook on the primitive stove made from a few bricks spaced just far enough for the pot to rest on top. This is the reality of how…

Finally, Beach time

So we woke up early to leave Acapulco, in fact we set the first alarm since starting our trip. After our evening arrival in Zihuatanejo we wanted to ensure even if the drive was really long we would be somewhere we could stay before the sun set. At seven am we set out and we…

Over the mountains and to the sea

Wednesday we left San Miguel de Allende. We took our time getting everything situated in the bus before we left. The night before we had located an RV park along the route to the beach. The plan was to see how we felt when we got there and decide if we wanted to push through…

Washing off the road dust

So we are sitting in Laredo, TX waiting to cross the border in the morning. We decided to take a couple of days to finally take care of some housekeeping. It seems like a long time since I last wrote but in reality it has been just about a week. We’ve done a lot and…

It’s warm in the South

We arrived in Asheville hoping to spend a few days hanging out, connecting with like minded folk and it didn’t quite turn out that way. Apparently, we are not cool enough to stand out in Asheville. Don’t get me wrong, we enjoyed our time there and definitely would like to go back and visit but…

Bus video- Exterior

So we’ve done some videos of the bus. Here is the exterior of the bus. Stay tuned for the interior tour

Checking things off the list

So our mattress arrived and the bedroom is pretty much finished.Trevor installed almost all of the trim and it is starting to look very homey in there. I need to make us some curtains to give us a little privacy and maybe we’ll make some end tables but overall that is one more thing that…