Bring Your Own Vehicle

The price of minivans skyrocketed recently making it difficult to find suitable vehicles for the minivan builds so, in order to serve more nomads in need, HOWA started the BYOV program. Recipients, who must be full-time nomads and demonstrate financial need, will camp in their own vehicles on BLM land with fellow recipients and volunteers. Each project with planning, building, and final finish will take three days. More than one project can be selected and will be completed given the constraints of time, skilled volunteers, and funding. The program will take place in Pahrump, Nevada in the Spring and Fall.

At this time, each “Build Slot” is a single, well-defined, project. They are:

Bed platform

Solar power system


Ceiling vent/fan

Insulated walls

Insulated ceiling

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If you are a full-time nomad in need, unable to afford even the materials to build out your vehicle, please read this page. The next BYOV will take place in October 2022 in Pahrump, Nevada. We look forward to working on many rigs, making them safe and secure homes on wheels.

If you want to volunteer to help with the builds please click HERE.



  1. Renee Z says

    I have a 2000 Grand Jeep Cherokee which is roomy. I live in a 2 bedroom apt and the rent is going up and up. I have nothing to keep me from a nomad life, other than reclaiming my adventurous former self that has been in hibernation, while I raised my son. He’s on his own, married with a 4 month old son. I can do this……what am I waiting for?

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