Our goal is to create an infrastructure of support to be ready to help as a tremendous number of Americans are forced to choose between living in their vehicle or living on the street. With your help, we believe we can do that while offering them a high quality of life and dignity.

Bob Wells, President  



Acting together, we believe the future can be bright for all of us!


New and experienced nomads find community through HOWA’s programs which include yearly Rubber Tramp gatherings, in-person Caravans, and Virtual Caravans. Due to the pandemic all gatherings will be virtual until further notice.

     Homes for Nomads

HOWA awarded the first minivan in August 2019. A minivan, a cargo trailer, a school bus, and a TAB trailer were all awarded in October 2019. Four no-build minivans were awarded in the fall of 2020.


Minivan recipients spend two weeks with a mentor to insure that they are successful. HOWA’s youtube channel includes Short Videos for Newbies and Saturday Zoom classes cover other relevant topics.

Videos for Newbies            

           Giving Back

We are building a tribe and the foundation of every  tribe is generosity. We are equally devoted to creating a new community with a new attitude towards society and to the earth.



Together We Are Changing Lives

Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc. (HOWA), a charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, strives to help a significant portion of the American population who are being squeezed between the rapidly rising cost of shelter on one hand, and either stagnant wages or too-small of a retirement on the other. Through no fault of their own, they are at serious risk of losing their homes and apartments. We serve this community by providing:

  • Safe and secure homes on wheels,
  • Improvements and repairs to their mobile dwellings,
  • Transition assistance into a financially- and environmentally-sustainable lifestyle,
  • and Opportunities to connect with and give back to the nomadic tribe, area communities, and public lands.

We believe that only an “alliance” of interested parties can hope to solve a problem of this magnitude. To be truly effective it should consist of:

  • The larger mobile community,
  • Government (local, state and federal),
  • Private businesses and industries,
  • and Various nonprofit organizations

By combining our energy, resources and good-will into a united front, we will have a significant impact on preventing the homeless problem from reaching monumental proportions and allowing our clients to remain contributing citizens while preserving their independence, self-sufficiency and dignity. Acting together, we believe the future can be bright for all of us!

Our Allliances