FarOutRide is creating inspirational DIY van conversion & full-time travel content
2

patrons

$18
per month
Hello! We're Isabelle and Antoine, a couple dreaming of being on the move and we're seeking for the ride of our life! We bought a Ford Transit van, converted it to a campervan, sold our house, quit our engineer careers and hit the road full-time to make our dream a reality. We hope to inspire and help others to follow their dreams too!

The Problem with our "Old Life"
Actually, there was no problem! We had everything we wanted: well paid permanent jobs with benefits, a nice house, cars, friends, mountain biking trails, whitewater rivers, craft beer scene, etc. We’re not attracted by luxury (except for mountain bikes!), so we considered ourselves “rich” in a way that we could afford all the fun we wanted (keeping in mind that we’re reasonable people! are we?).

Life Was Good, but could it be Better?
We lived a comfortable life, but when reaching our mid-thirties the years seem to repeat themselves. The idea of repeating the same pattern until our retirement was not really fulfilling… there had to be better?!

Could We Afford It?
One does not simply take a year off or two to travel in a van… we had to prove to ourselves that we could sustain it financially. Before we leave for our trip, we had to save enough money to:
  1. Pay for the van
  2. Pay for the trip
  3. Save cash for our transition back to our "normal" life after the trip
This is where things get interesting... once we got the van, we spent most of our time working on the conversion. More work + less “fun” = less spending! The rate at which our saving started to increase was pleasantly surprising. We realized how much beer, restaurants, bike, lift ticket, gas, etc, costed us in our sedentary life. We finally met our objective much faster than we anticipated, yay! This could also means that we could maybe extend the trip duration…

WE'RE TAKING THE PLUNGE!
We’re young, resourceful and healthy. In the end, what is the worst that could happen? Have our van & stuff stolen? We’re insured. Run out of money? We’ll just go back to our old job, we will most likely get re-hired. Regret our decision and want to go back to a sedentary life? Go back to a sedentary life and have a good laugh at all of this. Enough excuses, WE’RE DOING IT!!

JOIN US!
We love sharing our experience and learnings with others, that's why we created FarOutRide.com in the first place. The response we got from it is beyond what we ever dreamed, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Now that we completed our van conversion and we're travelling full time, our adventure has reached a new level: everyday is an opportunity to live a new adventure (good or bad...) and to learn a few things. We think Patreon is the best way to get closer to our audience, get feedback and encourage us to share more of our story! 
Tiers
Dreamers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Dreamers just want to say thanks for everything we have published so far and are encouraging us to keep doing it! Addons, improvements, long-term reviews, lessons learned, travel tips... our adventure has just begun and there is still a lot to say about the van and full-time travel!


This is a high five you're sending us, a reminder that this FarOutThing is not just a fantasy of ours, that there are more people out there dreaming to take the plunge!


Dreamers will get:


 - Access to our Patreon community  


Cheers!

Builders
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Builders are dreamers too, and are getting things done! You can relate to our story and you are looking for more inspiration to make your dream a reality!


Builders will get:


 - Access to our Patreon community

 

 - Access to exclusive content on our Patreon page


 - 2 FarOutRide stickers (1 for you, 1 for a friend that needs to be reminded to dream, act and live!!) 



THANKS!

Achievers
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Achievers will get:


- Access to our Patreon community


- Access to exclusive content on our Patreon page

 

- 2 FarOutRide stickers


- 2 FarOutRide magnets



THANKS!

Hello! We're Isabelle and Antoine, a couple dreaming of being on the move and we're seeking for the ride of our life! We bought a Ford Transit van, converted it to a campervan, sold our house, quit our engineer careers and hit the road full-time to make our dream a reality. We hope to inspire and help others to follow their dreams too!

The Problem with our "Old Life"
Actually, there was no problem! We had everything we wanted: well paid permanent jobs with benefits, a nice house, cars, friends, mountain biking trails, whitewater rivers, craft beer scene, etc. We’re not attracted by luxury (except for mountain bikes!), so we considered ourselves “rich” in a way that we could afford all the fun we wanted (keeping in mind that we’re reasonable people! are we?).

Life Was Good, but could it be Better?
We lived a comfortable life, but when reaching our mid-thirties the years seem to repeat themselves. The idea of repeating the same pattern until our retirement was not really fulfilling… there had to be better?!

Could We Afford It?
One does not simply take a year off or two to travel in a van… we had to prove to ourselves that we could sustain it financially. Before we leave for our trip, we had to save enough money to:
  1. Pay for the van
  2. Pay for the trip
  3. Save cash for our transition back to our "normal" life after the trip
This is where things get interesting... once we got the van, we spent most of our time working on the conversion. More work + less “fun” = less spending! The rate at which our saving started to increase was pleasantly surprising. We realized how much beer, restaurants, bike, lift ticket, gas, etc, costed us in our sedentary life. We finally met our objective much faster than we anticipated, yay! This could also means that we could maybe extend the trip duration…

WE'RE TAKING THE PLUNGE!
We’re young, resourceful and healthy. In the end, what is the worst that could happen? Have our van & stuff stolen? We’re insured. Run out of money? We’ll just go back to our old job, we will most likely get re-hired. Regret our decision and want to go back to a sedentary life? Go back to a sedentary life and have a good laugh at all of this. Enough excuses, WE’RE DOING IT!!

JOIN US!
We love sharing our experience and learnings with others, that's why we created FarOutRide.com in the first place. The response we got from it is beyond what we ever dreamed, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Now that we completed our van conversion and we're travelling full time, our adventure has reached a new level: everyday is an opportunity to live a new adventure (good or bad...) and to learn a few things. We think Patreon is the best way to get closer to our audience, get feedback and encourage us to share more of our story! 

Recent posts by FarOutRide

Tiers
Dreamers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Dreamers just want to say thanks for everything we have published so far and are encouraging us to keep doing it! Addons, improvements, long-term reviews, lessons learned, travel tips... our adventure has just begun and there is still a lot to say about the van and full-time travel!


This is a high five you're sending us, a reminder that this FarOutThing is not just a fantasy of ours, that there are more people out there dreaming to take the plunge!


Dreamers will get:


 - Access to our Patreon community  


Cheers!

Builders
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Builders are dreamers too, and are getting things done! You can relate to our story and you are looking for more inspiration to make your dream a reality!


Builders will get:


 - Access to our Patreon community

 

 - Access to exclusive content on our Patreon page


 - 2 FarOutRide stickers (1 for you, 1 for a friend that needs to be reminded to dream, act and live!!) 



THANKS!

Achievers
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Achievers will get:


- Access to our Patreon community


- Access to exclusive content on our Patreon page

 

- 2 FarOutRide stickers


- 2 FarOutRide magnets



THANKS!