ABOUT




Choosing experiential chaos over steady 9-5s.
Living, learning and loving in our home on wheels.



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We are two artists Holly and Angus, who left the London life behind us to live in and explore Europe and beyond. We grew sick of capitalist cuts, moronic managers and London's suffocating aura of competition... Trying to 'climb the ladder' in an economy where half the ladder rungs turn out to be an inaccessible illusion...  With what we were spending on 2 months of rent in London, we could buy somewhere to live, rent free, with wheels. So in January '14 we bought a green VW LT35 van and made plans to leave the UK. 



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With a
 lot of internet learning and a lot of making it up as we went along, inside we built benches, cupboards, a cooking unit and cubby holes out of bits of wood salvaged from Peckham pavements. We twitched as we cut huge holes in the van that seemed miraculously to be the right size for a vent and a window. Didn't kill each other. Cleaned up rust, filled holes with fibreglass, wired up a solar panel and had one almighty tantrum at the rain… 




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Rio Formosa



Since then we have followed (swore at and threw at the windscreen) out-of-date maps across Europe, avoiding toll routes, getting wonderfully lost and not so wonderfully lost. We've watched the sun set and the sun rise alongside surging Pyrenees rivers, the van sunk deep in a sandpit in the French middle of nowhere, 100m above the crashing Atlantic Ocean and a pod of dolphins, amidst mosquito swarms on salt flats, in a temporary town in the depths of the Spanish desert, in a good few car parks and unknowingly in a popular dogging spot. 




Nowhere



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We spend most of our time doing work-exchange projects, having rich experiences in different cultures, communities, natural building and self-sufficient living, exchanging our help for food and living space. We're trying to discover ways of living that aren't dominated by money and capitalism, where value is put upon gift and exchange to deepen inter-personal connection and equality. We make drawings, sculptures, photos, and create stuff from recycled materials and waste plastic. Links to our art websites can be found here and we sell some of our work online on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis. Holly is a qualified Yoga teacher, find out more about her classes here

Two of us became three (*and then four... and then five...) when we adopted the puppy of a stray dog in the mountains of Portugal. Jella the adventure dog. 



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Our aim is to live simply, to explore and experience, to create, help and experiment, and to gain a greater connection with communities and the natural world. 
We hope our journey inspires others on theirs.



*Since we have been a little more stationary in Portugal, two more furry abandoned/street-dog friends have become part of the family... Suri & Ali.


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“What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is related only to objects and not to individuals, or to life. That art is something which is specialised or which is done by experts who are artists. But couldn't everyone's life become a work of art? Why should the lamp or the house be an art object, but not our life?” - Michel Foucault





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