Some may have noticed the odd looking truck pulling an odd little wagon behind. On the side, there is a website address in cute green letters saying “livingeartheasy.org.” When I caught up to them in the Wal-Mart parking lot, the people inside were warm and friendly. Cloe and Corey sat in the front seat of their home. The fedex truck, converted into a fully off-grid mobile house, is their home. Originally there were four in their tribe, but sadly due to injuries and misfortune, they were the only two left riding.
They explained that the inside of the little trailer they towed was a mobile greenhouse. They used a permaculture design and converted a FedEx truck to run off vegetable oil. By using solar panels, an outdoor shower, and a 12 volt refrigerator, their van can house four people and a dog. These travelers have done all the research and engineering themselves.
Beginning their journey in Main, they have crossed over many states. Leaving as quietly as they came, they wake with the sun and sleep under the stars. Traveling across the country, they look for different non-profit groups to help. This is the life that many people dream of but lack the courage and no-how to live it. As the sun warms us up this spring, and nature beacons us outside to live in the sunshine, we watch as the Living Earth Easy crew drive off into the sunset. As J. R. R. Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” We wish these riders luck, and safe travels.