“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

Dream big. Live small.

Kia ora! We are Karma and Scott. We are minimalistic nomadic explorers based in New Zealand. Freedom is a deeply rooted core value that we both share, and one reason we choose to live the way we do. We feel most alive when we are out hiking some remote trail, missioning up a crazy riverbed, or climbing mountains in search of sunrises. We believe in collecting experiences—not things. It is what truly makes us happy.

Te Araroa thru-hike

Te Araroa — The Long Pathway

The coronavirus pandemic put an end to our walk across the world. Our plan had been to end our expedition by hiking the length of New Zealand. Now that we are home a few years ahead of schedule, we have decided to hike the trail anyway. It will not only be a great adventure and homecoming, but also a way for us to find closure. Te Araroa is an amazing 3000 km route spanning the length of New Zealand/Aotearoa, from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south. Follow our Te Araroa thru-hike this summer!

Off-grid house bus conversion NZ

Our new tiny home on wheels

We have spent the past few years traveling and hiking across the world. Since the global pandemic has put a halt to this kind of nomadic lifestyle, we are starting a new adventure a bit closer to home. Since we don’t want to put down roots just yet, building a home on wheels will satisfy our passion for freedom and adventure. During the lockdown, we converted an old school bus into a tiny off-grid home, and we documented the transformation here!

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