These old vans always make me smile. And digs @armorallusa new new Extreme Shield for a protective clean in 5 minutes, can use it on all the vinyl, rubber, and plastic surfaces in your rig #ad
6 days ago
Home! What a dang dream this place is. When I sold my home in Nashville, a spot I poured my heart and energy into building, I never imagined I’d find a lake to enjoy out my front door. What a spot to build a new home!
It ain’t easy to distill down into words how difficult it was to leave something I knew, to sell real home that was done and I loved for an unknown dream out in Montana.
But dang so far it all feels worth it.
7 days ago
This magnetic bug screen is easily the best addition on the van so far! I looked all over for a reasonably priced screen with exact fit but all of the ‘van life’ type shops out there wanna separate you from your money. I saw a few for $450! But I landed on this one that’s dialed, custom made by Magzo to any size for $68.88 shipped ✨not mad
9 days ago
Loves an old truck ✨ took 5 minutes and cleaned up my pals old truck with @armorallusa new Extreme Shield. Protects from all those UV rays and all dog hair :) #ad
13 days ago
Maddie classic ✨
14 days ago
I like how dogs bring us back into our humanity, that we’re here to take care of one another. Thanks for the decade of smiles Maddie ✨
18 days ago
Proud to announce the Nikon Z6 camera is going towards @blkarchivist, a new project by @pauloctavious that’s focused on getting cameras into the hands of Black creators to share how they see the world ✨
If you’re in need of gear head towards their pages to learn how you can apply OR head towards the project to donate quality camera equipment to be apart of something good!
Still photography has changed the world, it’s powerful medium that in its best shines light on the unseen ✨ #zcreators
a month ago
Since selling my Nashville house a few months back a bit of my time has been focused on how to build a home that’s extremely economical but still rad. And in those months since my world view has expanded even further, and now have deeper empathy for this truth: People of color have faced housing discrimination for generations and it needs to come to an end.
My aim for this little project is modest: Getting 1+ persons into a home they love when they never thought they could. When you own your home you enrich your community and that connects you to a sense of place. That hardly touches on half of the benefits, but it also creates generational wealth and a gift to pass on. If you stay interested all this it will be distilled into a lovely micro site for anyone to benefit from. I don’t want to gloss over this: this isn’t without effort and passion but there also will be great joy!
I initially hoped to sell these plans (hello everyone that sells presets?!) because it turns out to be an incredible amount of work to detail house plans and the process BUT I’ve decided I want it to be a gift.
The good news about this home is it can be feasible on paper for a family who already spends 30% of their income on housing @ $30,000/year. This home will come in under $700/month mortgage (including found land at $50k).
Home details: $100k built on site @ 1250sq ft, 2 BR, 2 BA, 12ft ceilings, wonderful 8’ windows, and R26 wall insulation. That includes a home with a foundation, roofing, siding, windows, doors, interior walls, rough plumbing, rough electric, and HVAC. The price above for myself in Montana does included well & septic, so it would also cover sewer and a city water connection.
It does require DIY work over time and creatively gathering finishing materials. This isn’t instant gratification project but it will be yours! If you need more space this home can easily become 1800sq ft with 10ft ceilings and smaller windows for a similar price.
There are still some big hurdles that I can’t resolve today in this caption, but I believe we can find solutions to: The biggest is traditionally you need a 20% down... Caption cont below in comment:
a month ago
I’m here to get it right, not be right. That wise perspective is far from my own but one I want to embrace, Brené Brown gets full credit.
I don’t know what generational weariness has FELT like for black Americans. I don’t know what it feels like to be targeted and not protected by the police. But I’ve now seen it, I’ve now heard it, and I am so sorry that is the country we created and it took me so long to hear.
It’s sucks to get called out by people but I don’t want my ego to be superior and life’s journey is about raising consciousness. It’s my responsibility. This is just the beginning but consider me an ally for dismantling white supremacy. There’s something wrong with our country and I want to do the work. Standby for more on what exactly the Do is this year for myself.
Listen, I do get that once again I’m making this about me....BUT my hope is that I’m sharing this journey as a white male and that I have a lot of learn. It sucks to do it online in front of 1.3 million people, and have a bunch of humans I haven’t met see me bump into and trip over myself, but I have all sorts of lessons still to learn.
l do believe this not feel good moment for me can be a lesson that we all have a capacity to be better. If I can do it poorly here in a wide room of people then we all can do it in front our families and communities and start the DO...whatever that calling for social justice is for you.
a month ago
a month ago
I can’t believe we didn’t get a van sooner! Yeah they are a bit dorky but the useable living space + going from driving to sleeping without popping a top is amazinggggggg. And I unintentionally created Maddie this new nap nook under the platform bed.
We’ve been sleeping in the van every night for over 2 weeks now and I couldn’t be a bigger supporter of start small with a build. Get out there and live it before you invest in every little micro detail you *think* you need ✨it’s way better to create from your own mileage
2 months ago
This website uses the Instagram API but is not endorsed or certified by Instagram.