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E73: Less Is More "Alternative" Living W/ The Hunters Van Life

Updated: Sep 15, 2020



In today’s episode Dave speaks with long time friends Ethan and Katelynn Hunter of Hunters Van Life. For awhile now I’ve wanted to interview some van life or other “alternative life” people out there to get perspective on the why behind it. I believe the why is the same why many of us have just in a different approach at achieving a life we want to live all the time being creative and having time to create.

We speak about the process, working for what you want to have happen. Control on life and perspective of time. Perception of the life and time we want verses what we actually have to do and what is not real. Lots of deep conversation sprinkled with some pre-game wine and jokes between friends. Lots to think about here but not too deep to go for a run and hang with us.

In This Episode We Cover

  • Seeing where your money is going

  • Wanting less

  • Having less

  • What do you need, what do you care about?

  • What is for you? What other ways can you live?

  • Minimum expenses

  • Creating a schedule

  • When you want you can make it happen

  • Things have to suck sometimes

  • Time when your in it vs when you look back

  • Controlling time

  • There are other ways to live


“We just worked two weeks, now we are all set for the next 3 months.” - Ethan Hunter

“ You don’t have to do the 9 to 5, you don’t have to buy the house with the picket fence and fill it up with things. There are other ways to live. People think this is what we are supposed to be doing and if you aren’t feeling like thats meant for you or that brings you true joy then there are other ways.” - Katelynn Hunter

“When there’s something that you really want you just do it, you make it work. If there’s something you really want I truly believe you just make it happen.” - Katelynn Hunter

“I need that game to play, I need the other game to play, and I know that.” - Host Dave Swillum

“When your in your 30’s or 40’s looking back 6 months feels like nothing. When your in 6 months, 6 months feels like 10 years and your like this is awful, how am I still doing this?!?!” - Host Dave Swillum

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