My name is Emma Niderno, but I go by Emma Goes these days! I’m a photographer, yoga teacher, and professional vanlife dirtbag. I live full-time in my 1997 Ford Econoline that I converted into a perfect little home on wheels. I want to say my vanlife dreams really began in high school when I became [...]
Henry and Sophie Jungbauer are currently living in their self-designed and built tiny house on wheels in northern Minnesota. Their goal in going tiny was to lead a more sustainable lifestyle and live more intentionally while sharing their journey along the way. What started as a dream after writing her senior paper on the tiny [...]
The biggest challenge while building the campervan was having no clue how to do any of the steps involved. Whether insulation, interior design, furniture construction, electricity, or auxiliary heating. Everything was new territory for me. But that was also what made the project so exciting for me. Learning all these things through trial and error was an important part of the van conversion for me.
Deciding to build The Nook, a tiny house on our property, and how we went about it is a layered story that goes back about a decade. That's when I began a long term documentary photo project about a community called Wild Roots, living in the woods in Western North Carolina with no electricity or [...]
I had always wanted to build an Earthship. But for that, you need to own property and have a lot of financial, physical, and time resources. So I looked into whether tiny houses could be built in an eco-way, using off-grid systems and so on. Definitely, I have dabbled in many, many different things. I [...]