The Road Bandit

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 17-10-2011

Today I was looking back thru old emails and blog drafts and came across a link from a hobo friend named Lloyd.

The Road Bandit – is basically what Vern and I set out to do when we started the Hobosoul, except that he’s actually doing it. 27 year old Randy Primm, native of Seattle, WA is on the road, videoing his whole experience. Editing periodic episodes, doing crazy stuff, all in a motorhome.

Why do I post this now, you ask? His latest episode (from July) delves into the “Master Cleanse” diet…one of the very hair-brained ideas that Vern and I thought would be good for us (plus hilarious) on camera. (Short description of the diet: you “eat” only a beverage made of fresh squeezed lemons, distilled water, grade B maple syrup and cayenne pepper, you drink (read: chug) a half gallon of warm salt water in the morning and a laxative tea at night). The difference between ours: for some reason, we thought that it’d be ok to drink wine while on the diet. Aftermath and great stories to come in the forthcoming Winnebago Experience documentary. You can catch up on the Road Bandit’s experience in the video below.

For more info and episodes, check out: http://roadbandit.com/

Spiral Islanders

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living | Posted on 31-08-2011

In the spirit of presenting new/different ways of life and promoting the work of friends, I bring you Spiral Island.


(the original Spiral Island)

In 1998, artist Richart “Rishi” Sowa began construction on an island home off the coast of Mexico. “Construct an island?” you say, “Construct an island!” I say.
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Japanese Mobile Home

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living, Travel | Posted on 31-01-2011

In lieu of posting something about Sundance 2011, I’m choosing today to post something short about an amazing Japanese mobile home. Sundance pictures will come soon, but in the meantime, this blog (and this topic) have been quiet for too long.

Another link from Hobo Friend Ron, you’ll find a camping car that converts to two stories. Doesn’t look half bad either, we probably would have gotten less than half the amount of complaints had this been our home in LA.

http://dornob.com/convertible-camper-diy-japanese-style-mobile-home/

Tiny Homes – An Update

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living | Posted on 29-11-2010

A while back, Vern posted about Tiny Homes – and today, Hobo Friend Ron sent me a video with some updates on the phenomena.

As the economy continues to flounder around, looks like things are taking off for the company. I even noticed wheels on one – does that make it a tiny motorhome?

Hobosoul Tin Roof Ale – Our First Brew

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living | Posted on 22-11-2010

I apologize for lack of updates lately, but we’ve been busy. Very busy. And you’ll begin to see fruits of that in the coming weeks, starting with this update.

The Hobosoul, while still unofficial, has started it’s journey into brewing beers. We’ve started small, with this 5 gallon batch. It is (was–I drank it all already) a Nut Brown Ale, made with a recipe/kit from Oak Barrel Winecraft in Berkeley, CA. Very tasty it was, much like a Newcastle or any other brown ale you may have tried. It’s step one. Step two was a British Porter, but I’ll save pics from that until later.


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Upgrades – Canon 5D Mark ii

Posted by jeff | Posted in Filmmaking, Resourceful Living, Video | Posted on 16-09-2010

The Hobosoul has entered into a new era.

We’ve purchased a 5D Mark ii for both our video and photography work. In the coming weeks/months, we’ll have a handful of stuff to release, as we’ve been working hard on at least 4 ‘for pleasure projects’ and are in the midst of a few corporate gigs. And to top it all off, we’ll be revamping our Projects Page and our Reel to further streamline our operation. It’s a busy time for the Hobosoul.

Settling In

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living, Storytelling | Posted on 30-08-2010

Now that the settling in to the Airstream is (99%) complete, I can start to focus again on the creative ventures the Hobosoul is in the midst of completing/starting.

Just a few quick pictures for your enjoyment, a link to a full gallery can be found at the bottom of the post.
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Home Sweet Home

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living | Posted on 02-07-2010

The View from Up High

Posted by jeff | Posted in Friends, Resourceful Living | Posted on 30-06-2010

While we’re in transition, both personally and as a company, I thought I’d take a second to post a picture from the roof of where D and I are staying until we move into the Airstream.

Come visit soon.

The Dream Lives

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living | Posted on 23-06-2010

We got it.

(See here)

Yeah, We’re Married

Posted by jeff | Posted in Events/Parties, Resourceful Living | Posted on 08-06-2010

You saw the posting of the Engagement Session with Mr. Jonathan West, now see the real thing.

The wedding was pretty much the best wedding ever. The ceremony, held at Caspers Wilderness Park, was beautiful. A natural amphitheater, formed by a clearing in the forest and our guests, surrounded the spot where we began our lives together. The reception, thrown at our friends’ house in Orange, CA, could not have been more appropriate. A bunch of friends, celebrating a big day, together. Eating, drinking, dancing and singing. It was fantastic.
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Water System – Complete?

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 17-02-2010

I’ve been living in the motorhome for over four years. In all that time, I’ve had no water pressure. I took a cold shower once, by turning on the air compressor and ducking under the drip that came from the showerhead. It was not worth it one bit. I’ve attempted to fix the entire system multiple times, all have turned up failures. It’s been a long road…and I think that I’m finally done.


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More Portable Homes

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living | Posted on 16-09-2009

These things have been popping up everywhere lately…homes for bikes, homes for shopping carts, homes to carry by hand…you name it.

Many, many people have been sending me the shopping cart pop-up lately, thus, I must post.

kevin01
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Being a Man

Posted by jeff | Posted in Resourceful Living, Storytelling | Posted on 11-09-2009

Junior has been quite the frustrating friend lately. Just last week on our ride back from Orange County, he started pouring coolant everywhere. Not sure how long, not sure how it started. Today, I had a flat tire.

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Homeless Encampment under the 10 freeway

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Resourceful Living, Video | Posted on 01-06-2009

In LA’s most recent discovery of a ‘underground’ homeless encampment, CNN brings us underneath the 10 freeway in downtown Los Angeles where the homeless have found a very “Teenage Mutant Ninja” style homestead. Apparently, 10 homeless people made this their living quarters, but it looks like many more could.
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