We're Sarah & Jack, single mum and 3 year old. We have been on the road for 15 months. We travel in a 1979 mini Millard caravan and Hilux 4x4.
We became homeless two Christmases ago when my marriage ended, so in an effort to always have a roof over our head I decided to buy a caravan!
I bought the best caravan I could afford at the time, borrowed a tow vehicle to drive interstate to collect it, and learnt how to tow on the 10 hour drive home. I also had to teach myself how to drive manual! It rained the entire trip and we discovered the caravan was less than waterproof. I spent the next 5 months gutting and rebuilding the caravan. I've gutted & rebuilt it twice now, she suits our needs perfectly!
Watching Jack find he's confidence, and grow up living on the road. He's a different kid when we're traveling.
Jack is a severe refluxer and has needed medication from a compounding pharmacy for most of our trip, our very old fridge proved challenging keeping he's medication at the right temperature. We also had to base our travels every 3 weeks around a compounding pharmacy. After a radical diet change and removal of stress from our lives Jack is now off he's medication and our traveling world has opened up for us!
It's a toss up between Mt Warning and surrounds, and Alice Springs and it's McDonnell ranges so far. Although, now we've made Kata Tjuta & Uluru, I don't think we'll be able to match the level of awesome we've experience while here!
Cape Tribulation & Daintree had a really weird energy around it when we visited, I felt really uneasy the whole time we were there.
Jacks still too young for schooling but we are leaning toward homeschooling
while on the road, Jack is very easily overwhelmed in busy
environments/around lots of people, and this lifestyle seems to really
agree with him
How much I would enjoy the solitude. I rarely get lonely. I was not expecting that!
I don't think we will ever be able to reintegrate back into society! Once you realise there is no box, how can you climb back in it? Jack wakes up every morning telling me 'it's a happy day today Mama..' He loves it as much as I do.