August and Annie

Meet August. She is the creation of a brilliant twenty-three year old named Annie, who is helping me on my farm. August is a 2006 Dodge Sprinter van who started her life as a work van in Chicago, a bare bones vehicle given a second life as a traveling ray of sunshine.

Annie and her mother beautified the interior of the van with sweet-smelling pine planks and faux wood floors.

The sink has a pump and containers for grey water and fresh water reserves.

Annie graduated from Colorado University this year with a chemical engineering degree but really has a great love and passion for all things homesteading. She has traveled quite extensively and this van emanates her pioneering spirit.

The futon folds out into a double bed. There is storage above and behind the bed.

I have always been fascinated with the idea of traveling the country in an old restored school bus or even in our copper Fiat named Fernando. Annie inspired us with her restored van and her ingenuity. August and Annie have brought fun and joy to our farm.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Dorothy says:

    Inspiring and complimentary article. She enjoys her homestead experience. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Katie Lynn says:

      She is a joy to work with! I think I am going to adopt her! ha!

  2. Juanita says:

    Amazing! Thank you for being an inspiration!

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