A little bit
I am a 41-year-old woman from Denmark. As a person, I am very smiling, adventurous, caring, responsible and quality conscious. I am both outgoing and introverted in a good mix, and I have a positive outlook on life.
I NEVER get bored because I can always come up with something to do. I have a lot of wonderful hobbies that keep me busy.
A big part of my lifestyle is photography. In 2016, I started taking photography more seriously. And this was also when Iceland and nature in general hit me hard.
I really just want to live life while I have it. And I do that by having experiences that make me happy and which develops me.
I follow my dreams, and I love the quote below, which my mom wrote on a card she gave me just before starting my journey:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West
How did I
START THIS LIFE?
It’s actually hard to say exactly how it all started because it is small fragments of several things that have gathered it all to where I am today. I have always loved travelling, and we have always travelled a lot in my childhood and youth.
But there is no doubt that my former boss, who was very open to his employees not having to sit in a permanent office and work, has played a role. As a result, I chose to bring my work with me to Iceland – on a two and a three-month trip in 2017 and 2018, respectively. That definitely made me see what is possible. And therefore, it did not feel like such a big leap to make the full one.
Furthermore, I saw the documentary “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things”, which inspired me.
A friend asked me, as he looked at my two shelves in the living room filled with books and games:
“When was the last time you used things from these two shelves?”
That really made me think and opened my eyes! Because I could not remember when was the last time I used anything from these shelves.
A few days later, I was cooking and opened a drawer, thinking: “I always use these three tools – the other 30 are just there.”
Suddenly, I saw my home in a whole new way. First, there were a lot of things that I did not use at all but just owned. And then my new lifestyle kicked off.
A little video about
WHY do I live in a motorhome
THE NEXT STEP?
I started as a self-employed graphic designer and photographer in 2019. I bought a motorhome, which I named Bumle, which turned out to be my home for a year and a half. I held a flea market and sold everything that I would not have in Bumle. It felt great, and I miss none of it.
I drove around Europe, experienced, worked and fell more and more in love with my own life.
Covid-19 showed up, and I had to go home. I have spent a lot of time in Denmark. But I have had a wonderful time and enjoyed Denmark more than I expected.
I now have Hugo, my new motorhome, which is an all-year-round home. I look forward to meeting the cold winters in it. You can read all about him on his own page HERE.
You can see my timeline when I started to where I am today, ‘My journey.
It is not like I suddenly thought that now I should be a minimalist, live in a motorhome and only wear wool clothes. It has been a long process, and thereby it all came naturally to me.
But why do I want to live like this?
I believe that a simple and simplified life can make room for so many other things. I feel calm over not having to relate to all the things I had before.
Moreover, it is that I can combine my work with travelling around and experiencing nature with my camera, the dream for me.
DID I REALLY SELL EVERYTHING?
No, because I have saved the things that mean something to me and that I need in my everyday life.
I have also saved pictures and a few things of great value to me, such as the masks that I bought when I lived in Africa, the Book of the Child, etc., which I have packed in a few boxes that are being stored.
HAVE I REGRETTED ANYTHING?
I have thought hard about whether I have regretted any of the things I sold, but I cannot think of anything at all.
In general, I do not regret anything. I let the days go by as they do, and I do my best to live life to the fullest. So there is nothing to regret.