We are Bridget and Alex, from Wales and New Zealand. One day, a couple of years ago, Alex turned to me and asked me if I would ever consider living in a bus. I didn't think about it and I didn't need to. It was a hell yes from me. From that very moment, we have been heavily manifesting this crazy idea, slowly but surely preparing for the move from chaotic yet monotonous city living, to a much simpler and more sustainable way of life. We have up-skilled (considerably), meanwhile living on a rather tight budget to save as much money as physically possible. It might sound excessive, but this is our future we're building; we want to give it our very best shot.

Alex is a professional rugby player turned computer nerd, and I'm... well I'm still figuring that out. Neither of us are builders, that's for sure. Or engineers. Or mechanics. Or interior designers. But we are both very practical, creative thinkers, and extremely keen to learn.

Our 2019 plan is to quit our jobs, leave our lovely home and our easy lives, and migrate across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand's South Island, where our [t]rusty Ford R1114 awaits. There we will build our home on wheels, and then... we slow down, and New Zealand becomes our oyster.

We are so thrilled to be working on such an exciting project. To be in a position where we can focus all our time and energy into what is most important to us is a dream come true.

Stick around to follow this crazy journey of ours. Who knows where it might take us.

Alex Simpson

Car guy & Hobby welder

Alex is a Jack of all trades (apart from cleaning) but what he loves to do the most is fix things. Cars, computers, doors, you name it. He loves stumbling across problems, so that he can come up with a clever and creative way to combat them. His dream is to be able to work remotely from our house bus as an AWS architecht and is currently working hard to improve his public cloud knowledge so he can do just that.

Bridget Porter

Urban Hippie & Aspiring Woodworker

Bridget goes with the flow. She’s not a planner, and never has been, so planning this house bus is a big step for her. She loves to explore, learn and create. She’s happiest and most at ease when she’s surrounded by nature. An ideal day for Bridget would probably consist of some painting, a peaceful scenic walk, a twiddle on her guitar, copious amounts of Mexican food, and a bit of Alex. But only a bit.

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