Category: Podcast

In this weekly show, we will share stories about our travels. We will also share tips and advice about our work from anywhere lifestyle. It’s our hope that you’ll get some cool ideas and be inspired. We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to send us questions to podcast@beentheredoingthat.com.

We go by the name “Been There DOING That” because we are a long way from being done! Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the show.

#002 – We Live Out of Our Vehicle

#002 – We Live Out of Our Vehicle

In this week’s episode, we talk about our vehicles which help us to achieve our work from anywhere lifestyle. We like to have our house on wheels so we can have the option and flexibility to move our office and our home whenever we want. 
 

 

Episode Highlights:

Our vehicles:

2003 Alfa SeeYa 

38-foot diesel pusher Class A Motorhome
Holds 100 gallons fuel
Holds 100 gallons of fresh water
2 slide-outs
Avg 8 miles to the gallon
Great storage!
The downside is basement A/C just can’t keep up.
 
 
Although we like living in our RV, we really are tired of traveling in the big beast. We would prefer to drive on roads the RV simply can’t go. Robert looked into purchasing a roof-top tent where we could live out of our car when we traveled. We use our roof-top tent either on our Subaru or Jeep.
 

1999 Subaru Outback Legacy

When we purchased it 2 years ago, it had 92,000 miles
5-speed, manual transmission
2.5-liter engine
Avg 25 miles to the gallon with all our gear
 

Jeep 1998 Wrangler Sport

4 liter in-line 6 engine
automatic
hardtop
Average 14 miles to the gallon
 
Learn why on earth we like older vehicles vs. a brand new car. Also, you may (or may not) be surprised to learn what Robert’s dream vehicle is.
 

Our Office Set-up

In our Alfa SeeYa, we are able for each of us to have our own workspace. We both hook up our laptops to external monitors so that we can enjoy dual monitors. We have plenty of storage space for any books or gadgets that we like to have on hand.

Now that we do the bulk of our travel either in the Subaru or Jeep, we have learned to downsize our office even further. Most of our work is done online, so the main issue we encounter is making sure we are connected and have power. Robert has installed solar, batteries, and an inverter system so that we can charge our equipment. We use the internet using our hot spot, our phones, or service offered by campgrounds, restaurants, rest areas, or libraries. 

 

As long as you have gas in the tank…you aren’t lost.

#001 – Why We Live in a 389 Square Foot Space

#001 – Why We Live in a 389 Square Foot Space

This is our maiden podcast and we’ll spend some time for you to get to know us a bit better. We’ll tell you why we chose to live in a 389 square foot space and build a life around travel. We’ll share our adventures, any tips we’ve learned along the way, and basically, bring you into our lifestyle. 
 

 

Highlights of the episode:

 
Robert grew up south of Ozark, MO in a remote area near the Mark Twain National Forest.
Hobbies & Profession: Musician. Photographer. Leather craft. Ham Radio Operator
 
Gayla grew up in El Dorado Springs, MO. 
Hobbies & Profession: Worked in the medical field for 20 years. Scrapbook, Cross stitch, Crochet, Tatting, Soap crafter
 
We met in 2005 at The Lucky 7 where a mutual friend introduced us in a round about way. A few months later, we decided to take our first trip together to the Memphis in May music festival. That’s when we realized that we love to travel together.
 
In 2008, a job opportunity took us to Florida. Then in 2010, we took the plunge and got married. It’s funny how we announced it to our friends and much of our family.
 
By 2011, the company that took us to Florida in the first place was going to close. We were about to become empty nesters as our daughter was graduating high school and moving back to Missouri for college. It was going to be just the two of us. Well, not exactly just the two of us. Did we forget to mention that we are the proud parents of three dachshunds?
 
We were ready for a change. We wanted to be able to work from anywhere and not be tied to one place. So we had one massive garage sale and downsized from 1500 sq ft to 389 sq ft.
 
We’ve been living in our RV full-time since 2011. We are creating our lifestyle around travel and building our business to allow us to work from anywhere. We certainly don’t want to look back and wish we would have seen and done the things we are doing. We are living the Been There Doing That lifestyle. 
 
#000 – Podcast Debut

#000 – Podcast Debut


 

Hi. We are Robert and Gayla Scrivener. Thanks for tuning into the Been There Doing That podcast.

Our goal is to have the flexibility to travel when we want, for as long as we want, and to work from practically anywhere.

So, in 2011, we downsized and started living full-time in our RV. We enjoy living in a smaller space, but we wanted to be able to travel on roads our RV can’t go. In recent years, when we travel, we downsize even further and drive on the less beaten paths with our Jeep and roof-top tent. All at the same time, we are growing our small business.

This show is just for you if you would love to have the freedom of working from anywhere and love to travel.

In this weekly show, we will share stories about our travels. We will also share tips and advice about our work from just about anywhere lifestyle. It’s our hope that you’ll get some cool ideas and be inspired.

We plan to publish new episodes each Monday. Our first full-length episode will premiere August 7, 2017. 

We’d love to hear from you. Feel free to send us questions to podcast@beentheredoingthat.com.

We go by the name “Been There DOING That” because we are a long way from being done!

Thanks for listening. We hope you enjoy the show.