Berkeley Motor Homes – The Blue Beet

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 21-03-2011

I’ve seen this one once and only once. I may never see it again, so I’m glad I got a snapshot. Shiny blue. Bike storage. Clearly doesn’t leak – no tarp. A welcome home for any hobo.

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Berkeley Motor Homes – The King of All

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 28-02-2011

In my biking around Berkeley, I’ve thought of a new series of posts: The Motorhomes of Berkeley. Sorry, I couldn’t come up with a more creative title. Just get down to business.

This is a beauty. A bus…with a bus on top. Every other motorhome pales in comparison – mainly in ingenuity. This guy cruises a few different spots on the west side of my office. Set up with a solar panel on the roof and windows blocked out, I can only assume that someone lives in it. Some lucky dude.


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.

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A Man Called Jon – Winner!

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 13-01-2011

Congratulations to DeAndra, my wife and Hobosoul jack-of-all-trades, for winning an Award of Merit from the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood! It was just a few years ago that the script started as something “by-committee” but it wasn’t until she was able to weave her own creative ideas into the piece that it truly felt like a piece worth reading/making/viewing. And now someone else agrees! She’s currently working on a few more features, a musical and some more hobo shorts which we hope will catapult her into a fulfilling career as a screenwriter.

Well done!


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?

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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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The Hobosoul, makin even easier to keep in the loop

Posted by chuck | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Storytelling | Posted on 26-10-2010

The Hobosoul is now on twitter. Follow us and we’ll keep you posted on what we’re up to and when we have new projects up for you to see.  Search for @thehobosoul.

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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.

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Aramark and an All American All-Star Game makes Jeff a Jealous Boy

Posted by chuck | Posted in Events/Parties, Filmmaking | Posted on 07-09-2010

So…we know that the MLB All-Star Game was a little over a month and a half ago, but we thought we would still fill you in on our adventures within the festivity.  One of our new clients is Aramark, a nationwide food a beverage company.  If you don’t know who they are-you’re probably wrong.  Once you have associated their logo with anything having to do with yourself, you’ll start to notice that they are everywhere.  Their clients consist of: Angel Stadium, The Anaheim Convention Center and The Honda Center – and that’s just to name a few around here.


We were asked to take photography of their involvement at the 2010 MLB All-Star Game which took place at Angel Stadium.  Jeff, having moved up to God knows where, was not able to take part in the fun, leaving me to have to power through all the good food and excitement all by myself.  The sad part is: I’m not that big of a baseball fan, and anyone who knows Jeff can only imagine his disappointment when he heard that it was I who got to attend this, some might say, momentous occasion.  Click on the link below for some more photos from the day.  Enjoy.
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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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“Safe Overnight Parking”

Posted by jeff | Posted in Winnebago Experience | Posted on 27-07-2010

A hotly debated issue in Venice, CA has taken a positive turn. The city has decided to set aside parking lots in the evenings for those who live in their motorhomes. It’s about time!

In a program that has been successful in areas such as Santa Barbara, CA and Eugene, OR, select lots in the Venice area will be open to registered “lifers” to park safely at night, rather than being on the streets. Specifics of the hours and regulations has not been released (or determined) yet, but many of the day parking lots off the beach have been considered.
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Beard Font

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo | Posted on 21-07-2010

To honor a comment on the last post, I bring you a beard font. Just for fun until we are moved in and can post pics of the new place and let you in on what’s going on with the Hobosoul.

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Goodbye Dick

Posted by jeff | Posted in Bringing Back The Hobo, Winnebago Experience | Posted on 12-07-2010

I hope you enjoy your new home. It might not be as cool in West Covina as it was on the Westside. You might not have as many visitors as you once did. It might be a bit lonely. Please, enjoy your view of the golf course, of the open fields that surround you. The Hetzels will look after you, I’ll be by to visit every now and again, and you’ll be thought of often. Even in our new home, buddy, we mistakenly refer to our Airsteam as, “the Winnebago”. Perhaps you can come and join us sometime, but for now, sleep well. You’ve worked hard the last four and a half years.

We’ll see you soon.


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.

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