What is FreestyleVan all about?

FreestyleVan is the vanlife project of a man named Hokey Pokey who travels around America with a pup named Okey Dokey and lives in a van known as Bulky Folkie.

Since its inception in 2016, FreestyleVan's mission is to promote a freestyle life. What does that mean? It means that life is made up as we go along. It means investigative gonzo journalism in the pursuit of a universal definition of newsworthiness. It means coddiwompling. It means living in a "free style" way, ya know?

Throughout its travels, FreestyleVan has also been a resource for frugal vanlife living and an inspiration to others who live—or want to live—the vanlife.

If you want to know more about FreestyleVan's philosophy, check out the Vanifesto. And if you want to know more about FreestyleVan's adventures, check out the Newsletter Archive.

FreestyleVan Media

For almost a year now, FreestyleVan has been producing a free weekly gonzo newsletter about the vanlife adventures of Hokey Pokey and Okey Dokey. After almost two years on the road, FreestyleVan is moving forward with a plan to become a mobile multi-media gonzo publication.

That means more vanlife content: more videos, more photo stories, a new comic strip about a boy and his dog, and a new podcast about newsworthiness.

FreestyleVan Media operates through a volunteer-based subscription model. That means the van can keep going—writing, photographing, filming, and documenting—thanks to the support of one-time donors and monthly subscribers. Regardless of cost, the content will always be freely accessible. Please consider subscribing or making a one-time donation if you enjoy the content produced by FreestyleVan.