The Story of a

A Van and its Boy and Girl

Click the silly drawings above for more info on each of us
Ubuntu: A person is a person through other people

An African way of life. Find out a little more about this age-old philosophy, what it means to us, and how Ubu got its name.

Our Story

What made us walk away from our careers and “perfect” life in the burbs? Our story isn’t that dissimilar from most anyone else, but it’s ours and the genesis of Ubuthevan.

Our Build

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. Read all about what it took for two kids who had never used any power tools to build their dream adventure wagon.

Our Journey

Meghan’s musings of our everyday lives. Here you’ll find exciting adventures, and also the mundane banality of everyday #vanlife.

If you’ve just met us on the road and we pointed you to our site, THIS is the spot you need to hit up. Our favorite resources we used and tapped for our build and life on the road. Good luck, you can do this!

Yellowstone
Yellowstone

Our visit to beautiful Yellowstone NP, including highlights and recommendations for your visit

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Yosemite
Yosemite

Our first (major) national park stop in our van holds a special place in our hearts. Read on for tips and tricks on navigating sleeping options and enjoying your time in the park

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I Know My Van is Stout Because of a Bombilla
I Know My Van is Stout Because of a Bombilla

How an innocent attempt to buy a mate straw becomes a metaphor for our van build.

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San Juan Island: Whales to the North
San Juan Island: Whales to the North

Killer whales, island magic, and new friends

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Downsizing: Part II
Downsizing: Part II

Practical steps to downsizing: learn from our mistakes and tips for your own process

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Nature’s Head Toilet

The real scoop on our Nature’s Head Composting Toilet. Why we love it. How often we change it. And… how we handled bugs. Plus some hard won tips and tricks.

Downsizing: Part II

Practical steps to downsizing: learn from our mistakes and tips for your own process

 
 
 
 
 
 
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