Congratulations to the Winners of the Very First HOWA Photo Contest! We received so many wonderful photos and a big thank you to each of you that sent in photos for our consideration. Keep taking photos! There will be another opportunity to enter a photo contest at the 2020 RTRs!! See you then!
Bob’s LIVE FEED
Join us as we celebrate Homes On Wheels Alliance’s (HOWA) very FIRST birthday!!
Wednesday, August 28
3 pm Pacific
Additionally, HOWA will be awarding the very first minivan to the deserving recipient LIVE!!
See you there on Bob’s CheapRVLiving YouTube Channel
There have been requests for more details on the prototype minivan build just completed by HOWA. The attached manual covers the basics of the materials and tools used, with photos and descriptions of how it all went together.
The manual covers the build on this Ford Windstar minivan. Dimensions will vary depending on the make and model of the van you are building as well as the next van that HOWA builds out. But the basic design, materials and tools used and listed in the manual will provide a good foundation for what is needed to accomplish a build like this one.
Many thanks should be given to the volunteers that came together for three weeks in June to work together as a team to create this minivan home. Nomads brought their skills, experience, energy and tools to build together with compassion and thoughts of the person that will travel in this home on wheels.
Additionally, there were generous donors that purchased items from the Amazon Wishlist that was set up to outfit the interior of the minivan with living essentials such as the mattress, stove, totes and so on.
There were MANY people that put their kindness and compassion to work to bring the minivan home into fruition.
Together We Are Changing Lives and Building Community!
OK … I’m going to try this post again. After adding a video, it produced an error and our webmaster had to delete everything. So, now I’ll see if I can re-create the post. But, this time, I just included a link to the video at the end.
We had some wet, then cold weather. Here is a picture out my side widow toward the build area.
After it dried out, the weather turned really cold. Some evenings we’d gather at the camp fire to visit and warm up before calling it a night. (KC, Bob, Joni, Tim)
Taking a break from putting wood scraps into the fire, KC did her imitation of a fu manchu mustache.
Then some of us got a bit silly and started dancing around the fire. That’s one way to keep warm! (Bob, Suanne, Joni, KC, Lois)