Our Thoughts On Being Semi-Nomads


We decided to be transparent and write about different aspects and period in our life with thoughts, struggles and happy moments  that we have along the way. Right now our we discuss a lot what it means to be a nomad for us and how to adjust it to our dreams and the lifestyle we want to create.

Right now it’s so many blogs out there that share what it means to be a Digital Nomad and how nomads live, what values people share and so on. The information and posts contain everything from what’s a good amount of time to spend in each destination, how much stuff to own and for how long time people have been on the road without any “fixed” home.

I think people are “selling in” this lifestyle and how it should be and what values to have. The real value is for everyone  is to try it out by themselves to find what works for them and creating own values.

For us,  we feel divided between freedom of traveling and having a place to where we can be closer to nature, start more projects and reach out to friends and family. It would be totally possible to rent a place for this periods and home base can of course be anywhere in the world however it would be very nice to have an own home and a place we don’t need to rent and is always there waiting for us when we want to come back. This feels like a path to a simplified lifestyle, we want to enjoy life more and on our terms.  Combining a tiny house on wheels that we design and build with simplicity and lots of travels feel like something we would enjoy.

We have started to think more seriously on this as a step towards being more semi-nomads. It’s still very scary thought and it feels like a big commitment regarding time and money.

One positive side on this is that tiny house starts to get more popular in Sweden and around Gothenburg right and there are plans of creating a group of people who will start to build.

It’s very hard for us to take any decision about this and we have had this thought for about two years now. Some days we feel it’s better to just keep going and travel and other times it feels like it would be nice to have a place to spend half a year and to travel the other part of the year.

We see what happens, but we plan to keep writing ours though during this process here. If there are anyone else are having the similar thoughts we would be happy if you reach out to us. :)

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Lessons From the Road

During our travels, we always end up in new situations we haven’t been to before and ending up learning a lot more. Like right now, for example, when we realize it’s a HUGE mistake to book the insurance after we booked our flight. At least when we are already abroad and only use our EU card since we get the same treatment as the people in the country.

We started to read more about others approaches on this and found out that there is a quite interesting strategy applied by retired people at home who choose to travel for a couple of months. The travel back home for a shorter visit before their 45 days of travel insurance included in their home insurance) will expire then they continue to travel. This is often cheaper than choosing an insurance since it can be extremely expensive. However, we were lucky and found one insurance company that would allow us to sign up so our travels will continue:)


Connect With Nature


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“Parks are like outdoor living rooms, it is placed to relax, hang out with friends, gain energy and increase general well-being. ”
-Elin & Chris

When choosing a permanent place to live most people think a lot about the neighborhood and if there are any area and with parks nearby. Unforntantly this is nothing we calculated when we choose our short term stay.

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