El Campo Au Pied de la Montagne (Go-Van Gathering) - Saint-Sylvestre, Quebec
Sep
22
to Sep 24

El Campo Au Pied de la Montagne (Go-Van Gathering) - Saint-Sylvestre, Quebec

Pour une 2e année, Go-Van vous invite à célébrer la #vanlife une dernière fois avant de storer les véhicules! Avec un nouveau lieu unique qui offre encore plus d'activités afin de ramener toujours plus de souvenirs. Tous les détails suivront sous peu, on se voit au pied de la montagne en septembre, d'ici là profitez bien de vos "freedom vessel"!

This year again, Go-Van welcomes you for a #vanlife celebration a few weeks before we store our freedom vessels. A new venue even more unique with more activities to do to create even more memories! More details will follow soon, until then drive safe and we can't wait to hear all your best stories around the bonfire!

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East Coast #Vanlife Rally - Nashville, TN
Sep
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

East Coast #Vanlife Rally - Nashville, TN

Join vanlife nomads @TinyHouseTinyFootprint from @VanlifeDiaries, @KyleKesterson, and others from the community to geek out on all things vanlife.

More details on the afternoon coming soon, including a few surprises and a chance to win an off-road adventure for you and 3 friends.

If you want your to show your van during the van tour, email VanlifeDiariesAmerica@gmail.com by 9/20!

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Vanlife Rally - Asheville, NC
Sep
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Vanlife Rally - Asheville, NC

The 3rd annual Asheville Van Life Rally in beautiful Asheville, NC will take place on September 28. We will have a mobile unicycle gallery, pop-up exhibition, mobile recording studio + live podcast recording, as well as space for ~100 vehicles on display at the Wedge Brewery's second location at the Foundation (a super rad graffiti-covered urbanscape). Free admission.

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Descend on Bend - Bend, Oregon
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Descend on Bend - Bend, Oregon

Descend on Bend 2017 is coming quickly. The official dates are October 5-8. If you have been before, then you know where you're going. (Kind of)

This years gathering will look a bit different in the best of ways. As always, thank you for your patience and for partnering with us to make this happen year in and year out! This is your event. It wouldn't be the same without you.

Registration will open shortly.

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Vanlife Diaires Summer Gathering - Cresent Head, Australia
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Vanlife Diaires Summer Gathering - Cresent Head, Australia

The final Vanlife Gathering for 2017 is in Australia! Come along to be a part of this gathering which will be the last opportunity for Aussie Vanlifers to be included in and be a part of the filming of 'The Meaning of Vanlife' Documentary! 

We are so stoked to have Stone & Wood supporting our documentary and this gathering. We love how much they give back to local community around Byron Bay & The Northern Rivers. They support so many amazing community projects in helping them remain sustainable.

Bring your van, tent, swag, friends, family, instruments, adventure toys! There will be sharing of stories, Surfing, Live Music, Yoga, Live Art, Beach Clean, Dancing & uplifting each other in the beautiful natural environment of Crescent Head, NSW, Australia.

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Portland Vanagons Vanfest - Oregon City, OR
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Portland Vanagons Vanfest - Oregon City, OR

Come hang out around the campfire and get to know others in the Portland Vanagon Community. There will be a potluck dinner, yard games, and activities for the kids. Campout for the night or just come hangout for a couple hours! We will be swapping stories of camping and roadside break downs as well as sharing tips and tricks of vanlife.

Registration will be launched soon! There will be a $10 per Van registration fee to cover the cost of porta potties for the event. We also ask that if you are camping to please bring some fire wood for the community campfire.

Location: The address will be sent out via email once registration is complete

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Fiesta Island Vanlife Gathering - San Diego, CA
Sep
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fiesta Island Vanlife Gathering - San Diego, CA

Welcome to this brand new group! Vanlife can sometimes be a solitary experience, so our goal is to help create community and connections for full time, part time, and aspiring vanlifers in the San Diego area (and beyond). Locals, visitors, and nomads are welcome! We will hold monthly vanlife gatherings at different locations in San Diego county. The first gathering will be September 9th at Fiesta Island. Come meet other like-minded people in the incredible vanlife community. Learn, get tips, get inspired, make friends, and have a good time connecting.

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Vanlife Rally - Colorado Springs, CO
Aug
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

Vanlife Rally - Colorado Springs, CO

Join Live Outside and Play, Elevation Outdoors Magazine, Goat Patch Brewing Company and UpaDowna for a celebration of vanliving! We're rallying some of the local van-lifers to give tours of their van and have a fun night of raffles, adventure convos, and the best beer in town.

Johnny G's Delicioso Mexican Soul Food Truck will be there for din din while you take a look at all the adventuremobiles!

Come on down, ask some questions, win some raffle prizes, and grab a pint.

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Vanlife Gathering - Berlin, Germany
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Vanlife Gathering - Berlin, Germany

We are working with the Berlin Travel Festival to host a summer gathering here in Berlin. It will be a mix of nice folks, music, sunshine and fun. Come with your vans, or without, and feel free to stay the night. If you are a musician, artist, yogi, or have a craft you would like to share, let us know. Please register beforehand at http://berlintravelfestival.com/vanlifegathering/

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Vanlife Rally - Boulder, CO
Aug
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Vanlife Rally - Boulder, CO

Are you interested in Van Life? Join Elevation Outdoors Magazine and Live Outside and Play at Upslope Brewing Company for a Thursday night of all things adventure vehicles! We're rallying some of the local van-lifers to give tours of their van and have a fun night of raffles, adventure convos and the best beer in town.

Do you own a van or adventure rig? We're still looking for a few more folks to display their vans. Email roadteam@elevationoutdoors.com to confirm your spot!

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Tiny House Living Festival - Littleton, CO
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Tiny House Living Festival - Littleton, CO

The Tiny House Living Festival is a traveling three day expo that brings education, advocacy, and application for small space living to dozens of cities across the US and Canada. We feature tiny houses on wheels, school bus conversions, park models, new and vintage RVs, vans, yurts, sailboats, teepees, tree houses and more! Our small space exhibits vary depending on the location of the festival and the local movement’s style and spirit. We also proudly offer expert speaker content, hands on workshops, product and service marketplaces, a craft fair, food, drink, entertainment, and a chance to meet new like-minded people!

Our passionate team is committed to providing a unique experience in each city we visit; while remaining consistent to our mission: celebrating the benefits of doing more with less!

SATURDAY AUG 12, 2017

11:00:00 >Mike Schmidt >Tiny Home Industry Update
Business Development Director of THIA (Tiny Home Industry Association), Mike Schmidt, gives an overview of the business of tiny houses. Learn about the tiny house marketplace and what professional builders are doing, explore current issues with coding, zoning and living tiny legally, and get a progress update on where we’ve come from and where we’re going as a community.

11:30:00 AM > Kathleen Morton > Real Stories of Vanlife
Kathleen Morton shares her personal stories of living in a 1987 Toyota van, and a 1978 postal van over the past three years. Each of these homes came with its own setbacks which required some creative solutions. #vanlife

12:00:00 PM > Andrew Odom > From Huts to Hovels
Tiny House History: The saying “form over function” has not always been the case. Since the dawn of time man has been searching for a place to be safe, feel secure, and sustain life. Even before recorded history there were incredible integrations of life and space. This has continued into current day and our pursuit of understanding form and function is as obvious as ever. In this speaker presentation popular author, essayist, tiny house dweller, and educator, Andrew M. Odom, will help show perspective on house and home through history.

1:00:00 PM > Real World: Tiny House Edition > Kathleen Morton, Stephanie Arne and Tim Davison, Chloe Barcelou, Maggie Daniels, Joe Holmes | Moderator: Mike Schmidt
The “reality show” of tiny houses. What happens when the build is over and life begins? Panel will feature multiple tiny house dwellers as they tell their stories of the dream versus the reality.

2:00:00 PM > Creative Animal Foundation > Creative Animal’s “Home”
Stephanie Arne, host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Wildlife filmmaker and artist, Tim Davison share personal stories about global conservation. Their empowering message highlights the importance of sustainable living and reconnecting to the natural world. Listen as they inspire people with practical ways to live a more productive, sustainable, and fulfilling lifestyle.

3:00:00 PM > Joe Holmes > High Elevation Yurting
Listen to personal stories from this Colorado Native who built his own yurt at 11,800′ in the Colorado backcountry.

3:30:00 PM > Maggie Daniels > Try It Tiny
Maggie Daniels, creator of Try It Tiny, helps audiences remove the barriers between themselves and tiny house living. It may be easier than you think to transition into tiny house living with tools like ‘try before you buy’, long and short term land rentals, and more.

4:00:00 PM > Byron Fears > You Don’t Have to Live Like a Monk>
Bryon Fears is the creative and logistical mind behind SimBLISSity tiny homes. Learn from his experiences in over 20 years of building how everything your lifestyle requires can fit into a well designed, space efficient tiny home.

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