An Idea is Born

June 7, 2018

It began as an idea to help fellow nomads.

An experienced consultant was engaged to start

June 14, 2018

Suanne Carlson accepted position of Executive Director

July 1, 2018

Established Board of Trustees

August 1, 2018

Established Board of Trustees

Incorporated in the State of Nevada

August 28, 2018

Executive Assistant hired

September 1, 2018

Finalized and adopted official HOWA name and logo

September 7, 2018

When Bob Wells requested ideas for a name for the new nonprofit hundreds of suggestions poured in. The winner was Homes on Wheels Alliance!

Received IRS 501(C)3 charitable tax-exempt status

September 13, 2018

Adopted Homes On Wheels Alliance, Inc. Bylaws

October 1, 2018

Filed AZ foreign state registration application

October 17, 2018

Received first online donation

October 17, 2018

First Board of Trustees meeting and trustee training sessions

October 31, 2018

Initiated business plan

December 18, 2018

HOWA trustees answered questions and accepted donations at the WRTR and RTR

January 4, 2019

The trustees and volunteers could be found at the HOWA booth every day during the course of the WRTR and RTR, ready to answer questions and provide brochures.

HOWA trained volunteers for the second WRTR

January 4, 2019

The mission of the WRTR is to build a supportive community of women, and help women create long-term success for themselves in the vandwelling lifestyle.

HOWA formed an alliance with Public Land Society and Freecampsites.net for the Ehrenberg cleanup

March 20, 2019

A huge thank you goes to Suanne Carlson and Phyllis of the Homes On Wheels Alliance and the RTR Caravan 1 for organizing this phase.

HOWA formed an alliance with the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation

March 20, 2019

Linda May donated land to HOWA

April 1, 2019

Five acres donated to Homes On Wheels Alliance!

HOWA formed an alliance with Santan Solar – Santan donated 40 solar panels

April 22, 2019

HOWA began first Minivan Build Out

June 1, 2019

HOWA formed an alliance with RVillage

June 28, 2019

HOWA adopted WRTR, RTR, and Caravans from CRVL

July 1, 2019

At the request of Cheap RV Living, and after approval by the HOWA board of trustees, the management of the Women’s Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous, and the Caravan program was turned over to HOWA.

HOWA established Nomad Emergency Fund

July 27, 2019

HOWA formed an alliance with WeeRoll Trailers – WeeRoll donated a trailer

August 8, 2019

HOWA’s first birthday celebration and first minivan awarded

August 28, 2019

Homes on Wheels Alliance created a YouTube channel

September 27, 2019

HOWA’s YouTube channel videos provide helpful tips to new and current nomads.

HOWA formed an alliance with Renogy

October 5, 2019

Five homes on wheels are completed by volunteers

October 30, 2019

Solar power system kits awarded to recipients

November 5, 2019

Through the generously of HOWA’s alliance partners Santan Solar, the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, and Renogy, HOWA  was able to provide solar panels and system components to 37 recipients.

HOWA formed an alliance with Lectric eBike – donated five bikes and $10,000 for Minivan Build Outs

December 30, 2019

HOWA hosted the 2020 WRTR and RTR

January 14, 2020

HOWA manned a booth at RVillage Rally

February 14, 2020

In response to Coronavirus outbreak HOWA began Virtual Caravan Campfires

March 30, 2020

HOWA created Facebook groups: Camp Together and Homes on Wheels Alliance discussion group

June 13, 2020

Both groups were formed to create a safe place for nomads during the coronavirus pandemic. The Home of Wheels Group allows current nomads and future nomads to ask questions, share tips that make their nomadic lives better, and to get to know others in the mobile community. The CampTogether Group is dedicated to helping nomads find others with whom to share a camp. Although HOWA is not organizing any in-person gatherings for legal and ethical reasons, we recognize that some in the mobile community will still want to camp together at their own risk. Nomads may use this venue to create your own unofficial gatherings.