Man quits his job, travels 31,000 miles in a renovated van with his cat [video]

November 21, 2017 by  
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It turns out dogs aren’t the best travel companions, cats are! In 2015, a man named Rich East quit his corporate job, renovated a camper van and took off with his rescue cat, Willow. Since then, he and the friendly feline have traveled more than 50,000 kilometers (over 31,000 miles) across Australia’s six states and two territories, venturing down many of the country’s lesser-trekked paths. Rich explains on his blog Van Cat Meow , “In early 2014 I started making plans for a massive life change. Unhappy with my 10 years in the corporate world I started designing a new life for myself. I started designing a campervan that could provide me with shelter, a home, and comfort for this next stage of my life. Slowly I began to sell all my possessions such that what was left would fit in this van.” In 2015, he was ready to go. “I sold my house, all of my possessions, and quit my job so I could take the trip of a lifetime,” he  explained . “But one thing I couldn’t say goodbye [to] was this little cat so the obvious decision was to take her with me.” Their deep bond is evident in the travel photography East uploads to Instagram . Related: Amazing camper van maximizes space with clever boat design tricks According to East, there are some distinct advantages to traveling with a cat, rather than a dog. He said, “I may be biased but I believe travelling with a cat is easier than travelling with dogs. Cats are very independent and don’t require a huge amount of attention. Willow is quite nocturnal, sleeping throughout the day if we are driving and coming out in the afternoon for some food and a cuddle.” He added, “The only disadvantage to having a travelling cat is not being able to go into the occasional area where pets aren’t permitted. We avoid the National Parks to find our own hidden places that maybe we wouldn’t have found otherwise.” While most cats aren’t suited for nomadic living, Willow is the exception. “Some people think it’s odd that I’m traveling with a cat, but Willow is so chilled out and absolutely loves our new lifestyle,” East said. For her protection, the feline wears a special collar that tracks her location. “With the tracking collar, I have the peace of mind that if she decides to go for a hike I will be straight onto her,” he said. Though the pair’s trip concluded in early 2017, neither East or Willow have plans to stop traveling. East continues chronicling their adventures on Instagram and even compiled some of the best travel shots into a 2018 calendar that is now available for sale in the Van Cat meow online shop . + Van Cat Meow Via MyModernMet , TreeHugger Images via Van Cat Meow

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Tiny Homes: The 5 Weirdest Things (That No One Talks About)

February 23, 2016 by  
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For most of my adult life, I’ve lived in small houses, little cottages really. It’s helped keep my possessions minimal and my costs low. These days I still have a reputation for living with less, but the 900 sq ft, 1-bedroom suite I share with my…

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A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

August 20, 2015 by  
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In February 2013, a surreal disaster struck a 1970s-era house in the town of Seffner, just outside of Tampa, Florida . Shortly after Jeff Bush settled in for the night, his brother Jeremy heard him screaming for help, only to enter Jeff’s room and find that he and all his possessions had been swallowed up by a sinkhole. Jeff Bush’s remains were never recovered, and the sinkhole was filled in—but now, over two years later, the hole has reopened and is around 17 feet wide and 20 feet deep. For Jeff Bush’s family, it brings back unsettling memories, but for the state of Florida, the sudden appearance of sinkholes is something of a familiar problem. Read the rest of A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

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All I Own: Swedish Students Photographed With All Their Possessions Show How to Live With less

March 27, 2012 by  
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Can you fit all your belongings in one photograph? Gothemburg-based photographer Sannah Kvist created a collection of photographs entitled “All I Own” where Swedish students were pictured with sculptures made from all their possessions. The result makes us question what we really need for living, if we are buying too much crap , and if it’s true that less stuff leads us to more freedom. Read the rest of All I Own: Swedish Students Photographed With All Their Possessions Show How to Live With less Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: All I Own , anticonsumerism , Art , ikea , Photography , Possessions sculptures , Sannah Kvist , swedish photography

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The All-Star List of Minimalist Blogs

March 18, 2011 by  
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I was just forwarded an outstanding list of minimalist blogs (hat tip to Brad from Highly Uncivilized ) and I think I just figured out what my weekend reading is going to consist of. Comprised of over 120 of the best blogs on the net for minimalist living, prepared to be a little overwhelmed by the long list from Minimalist Packrat . It promises to provide you some outstanding reading on living with less and thinning out your possessions — just in time for Spring cleaning an..

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Book Review: Story Of Stuff Goes Into Detail About The Problems with Possessions

March 9, 2010 by  
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Image via Amazon The viral video phenomenon The Story of Stuff has made a big impact on audiences worldwide. Since its release in 2007, it’s been viewed over 10 million times, showing we’re as fascinated by learning about our Stuff as we are with the items themselves.

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