Women on the Road Gathering
Oct
26
to Oct 28

Women on the Road Gathering

Women on the Road and Vanlife Diaries are teaming up to bring adventurous women and nonbinary people together in Taos, New Mexico for a family and dog-friendly gathering. This is an opportunity for us to connect and learn from each other, partake in the outdoor activities we love, and meet the crew behind Women on the Road and Vanlife Diaries.

Ticket includes two nights camping on this property at Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico. Located right next to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership and tucked near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you'll experience a weekend outdoors sharing music, food, stories and touring tiny homes. A portion of your ticket will be donated to HEART of Taos, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide transitional housing and support services for Taos women facing homelessness.

TICKET PRICES:

$50 per person (children under 16 are free)

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY. Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

Bathrooms and showers on site. Wi-Fi access available. Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.

Water available on site. We encourage you to also bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges on any order for any reason once it has been submitted to us. If you are no longer interested in attending the event or using the tickets you originally purchased, we welcome you to list your unwanted tickets for sale on the Women On The Road Podcast Facebook group and the Vanlife Diaries Social Forum.

Photo by Noel Russell

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Descend on Bend
Sep
27
to Sep 30

Descend on Bend

Save the date! #descendonbend 2018 will be September 27-30. The pre-party will be hosted by our friends @silvermoonbrewing and will be on Wednesday September 26th. Camping will be allowed in their parking lot and will be on a first come first serve basis. (WE CANNOT PROMISE YOU A SPOT.) We Are preparing a completely new website which will be www.descendonbend.com we will not open registration until that is finished. You have not missed out. We love you.

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Asheville Van Life Rally
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Asheville Van Life Rally

Festival tickets ARE LIVE for this entire weekend of van life community building and celebration! Stay tuned for more information, but be sure to secure a spot for your vehicle for this camping festival!

Details include a full lineup of music, a kids van life area, beer, food trucks, vendor village, a raffle, van life swag, and special programming throughout the weekend for all participants.

Camping options include both Friday and Saturday night, and there will be plenty of space for camping, spectating, hanging out around the fire, enjoying live music, conversation, local craft beer, and community building.

If you would like to sponsor the 2018 Asheville Van Life Rally, or become a vendor, please contact event producer, Micah Pulleyn, at ashevillevanlife@gmail.com.

In the meantime, be sure to follow Asheville Van Life on both Facebook and Instagram!

The 2018 Asheville Van Life Rally is a fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

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Taos Vanlife Gathering
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Taos Vanlife Gathering

Ticket includes two nights camping on this property at Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico. Located right next to the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership and tucked near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you'll experience a weekend with like-minded people outdoors sharing music, food, stories and touring tiny homes. A portion of your ticket will be donated to Rivers & Birds Inc., a nonprofit organization which provides experiential education adventures that celebrate the interconnection of all life and inspire individuals as leaders for Earth stewardship and peace.

TICKET PRICES: 

$35 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $35
  • Vehicle + 2 People: $45
  • Vehicle + 3 People: $55

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME).  Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

Bathrooms and showers on site.

Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE. 

You are welcome to fill up your water bottles or grab food at the brewery if you'd like. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

We can't wait to see you out there!

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Colorado Vanlife Gathering
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Colorado Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife Diaries + Tiny House, Tiny Footprint + Rock Meets Soil are partnering to bring you the third Colorado Vanlife Gathering! Ticket includes two nights camping in the beautiful Dallenbach Ranch in Basalt, Colorado. A portion of your ticket will be donated to The Trust for Public Land.

There are only 300 tickets available for this gathering. Please secure your spot!

TICKET PRICES:

$50 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $50

  • Vehicle + 2 People: $60

  • Vehicle + 3 People: $70

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME). Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

The legendary Dallenbach ranch, sprawling over 140 acres of pristine Colorado Mountains, is a landmark property in the Frying Pan River Valley, and being only 20 minutes from downtown Aspen, 25 minutes from Carbondale and 3 hours from Denver.

Bathrooms on site.

Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE.

There is NO POTABLE WATER on site. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

We can't wait to see you out there!

Please contact me if you'd like to be a sponsor or host an activity during the event: tinyhousetinyfootprint@gmail.com

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Outdoor Retailer Party benefiting Public Lands
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

Outdoor Retailer Party benefiting Public Lands

Love free beer? Want to help protect our public lands?

Vanlife + Tiny House, Tiny Footprint are hosting an OR After Party from 6-9 pm at Ratio Beerworks. Come catch an inside look at some of the amazing vans that transport and house people living on the road. We’ll also share resources on how you can better protect the places we all visit as travelers.

The first 200 attendees will receive their first beer free from our participating sponsors. The event will also feature music from DJ Tiffiny Epiphany. Please stay tuned as we share a list of vanlifers and as well as more details including free gear giveaways from our sponsors.

That said, even though this event is free, we do encourage you to donate money to support our public lands.

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Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering
Jun
15
to Jun 17

Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife Diaries + The Van Project are partnering to host the first Teton Valley Vanlife Gathering. The price of ticket includes two nights camping at the beautiful Linn Canyon Ranch (1300 E 6000 S, Victor, ID 83455) in Teton Valley, Idaho, located just 30 miles (approx 45 min) from Jackson, WY, and under 2 hours from the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park. A portion of your ticket will be donated to a nonprofit organization.

TICKET PRICES: 

$35 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $35
  • Vehicle + 2 People: $45
  • Vehicle + 3 People: $55

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

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THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME).  Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

Linn Canyon Ranch, located in the western foothills of the famous Teton Mountain Range, is only 45 minutes from Jackson Hole and two hours from Yellowstone National Park.

Trail Rides are available for all guests and must be reserved by June 1. Sign up on the Ranch Website to see all available options and rates.

Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE. 

There are bathrooms and potable water on site on site. We encourage you to be mindful of the waste you create. Pack it in, pack it out.

We’re currently finalizing other events, and looking for musicians, yoga instructors, speakers and others associated with the vanlife community who want to bring their talents to this gathering. Please reach out to Amanda (The Van Project) at thevanprojectco@gmail.com if you have an offering you’d like to share.

We can't wait to see you out there!

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Midwest Vanlife Gathering
May
18
to May 20

Midwest Vanlife Gathering

Vanlife Diaries + Gnomad Home are partnering to bring you the first Midwest Vanlife Gathering! Ticket includes two nights camping in the beautiful Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. A portion of your ticket will be donated to a local nonprofit in the Midwest.

TICKET PRICES: 

$50 per vehicle including driver & $10 per additional passenger over 16.

  • Vehicle + 1 Person: $50
  • Vehicle + 2 People: $60
  • Vehicle + 3 People: $70

Please contact us if your vehicle will have more than 3 people over 16.

THIS IS A FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY EVENT (ALL ARE WELCOME).  Vans, buses, trucks, cars, motorbikes, swags, RVs are welcome - bring what ya got! The only requirement is that you have an open mind, enjoy alternative ways of living, and want to meet some interesting people.

LOCATION INFO

13 acres of open field in the middle of the forest, a stone's throw from a river and a lake. 

Porta-potties on site.

Location DOES NOT have electric on site. Off-grid electric setups are welcome, but NO GENERATORS PLEASE. 

There is NO POTABLE WATER on site. Please bring enough water and food for the weekend. Pack it in, pack it out.

We can't wait to see you out there!

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Vanlife Diaries Summer Gathering - Crescent Head, Australia
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Vanlife Diaries Summer Gathering - Crescent 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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Colorado Vanlife Meetup: Weekend Van Dwelling Up In Nederland
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Colorado Vanlife Meetup: Weekend Van Dwelling Up In Nederland

  • Magnolia Road

    39.946961, -105.517587, Nederland, CO (map)

     

  • Input the given coordinates into your Maps app and that will bring you directly to us. We will all meet at the mouth of the campsite road. Look for a Blue & White Ford Econoline.

  • Anybody want to come vanning with us this weekend? We're heading up the Boulder Canyon to camp near Nederland. This being the first Meetup we have limited the meet to 10 people but we actually mean 10 vans. You're welcome to bring whoever you want with you. More vans are also welcome but we're limiting our campsite to 10 vans. If you can find another spot then you can always walk over to our site. We would love to see ya!

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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 Rally - Asheville, NC
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

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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East Coast #Vanlife Rally - Nashville, TN
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

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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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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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
2:00 PM14:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

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
5:00 PM17:00

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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