I'm writing this post from a build site in a national forest outside Bend, Oregon. I've dropped roots here for the next two months, minus a week of family time in Calgary. My home for the next several weeks is a nice shady spot by a lake, an hour outside of the nearest town. The … Continue reading Oregon Calling
It's been just over one month since my last day of work, and life has been grand so far. I've spent time in the backcountry of Yosemite, spent weeks volunteering in a tool shop helping to put together the Lightning in a Bottle music festival, met some incredible people, and my intentions for the approaching … Continue reading The Adventure Begins!
It's Friday morning at 10am and I find myself sitting in a coffee shop in San Francisco, eating avocado toast and planning out my next several months of adventure and learning. One week ago was my final day at work for the next few months, and so far funemployment has treated me impeccably. Waking up … Continue reading The Next Chapter
It was back in the spring 2015 when I first started considering downsizing my life and living in a van. My lease in San Francisco was ending and I was tired of paying an exorbitant amount of money every month for a place to sleep. Circumstances led to me leave the country just a few … Continue reading Introducing Tiny The Van
I am beyond proud to announce that the construction of the Siddhartha Primary School is complete! After months of making bricks in Takure and months of construction at the school in Bimire, all of our buildings are complete, painted, and now in use. This has been a tremendous effort by volunteers from all over the world … Continue reading School Is In Session!
THINGS ARE HAPPENING! Exciting times here in Sindhupalchok!! After months of preparatory work, we have begun the construction of the new walls at the Siddhartha Primary School in Bimire. It has been an extremely long road to get here, and the success of our journey is due entirely to the hard work of our Nepali … Continue reading May 27 School Construction Update!
It was sometime in late May 2015 that my life’s path was changed drastically. At the time, I was a year out of university and working for a general contractor building large projects around San Francisco. I loved the company I worked for and the people I worked with, yet I still felt driven to … Continue reading What Is My Life, And How Did I Get Here?