Sustainable Living: Whippoorwill Farms SC – Sustainable Organic Farm

Whippoorwill Farms is a sustainable organic farm located in South Carolina. We had the honor to speak to Farmer Marissa Paykos about her organic and sustainable farm. She shared about her life from starting the farm with her husband James and daughter Ellie, to growing organic vegetables and using sustainable and humane practices to feed and raise pigs, rabbits and free-range chickens.

She talked about her ways to support the community in her area, how she reuses and recycles materials and how the farm is reducing their carbon footprint and waste.

She also shared valuable insight on how she utilizes social media and modern technology for promoting the farm and its products to increase her sales by marketing directly to her customers and selling at the local farmers markets. We learned so much from our talk with Marissa and truly enjoyed our visit with her lovely family and their animals.

Visit their website:
Whippoorwill Farms SC on Instagram
Whippoorwill Farms SC on Facebook

Read this recent article about Whippoorwill Farms SC

Whippoorwill Farms is a member of the Harvest Hosts Program and we loved staying on the farm for a peaceful night thanks to this program, which is a unique program offering overnight stays for RVers and self-contained Vanlifers at over 600 participating farms, wineries, breweries, distilleries, museums and golf clubs.

For a $79 per year membership fee the hosts allow for an overnight stay on their land at no cost while members are encouraged to drink, eat or shop at the host’s establishment before going to sleep on their property. It’s a win-win situation that provides for unique experiences, learning opportunities and social exchange that make for wonderful memories.

For more info visit the Harvest Hosts website.

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The Digital Nomad Lifestyle In A Day

This is a day in the life of a digital nomad – or rather one of the many versions or our days as nomads while working from the road.

We are Eliane and Damian, two outdoor enthusiasts who became digital nomads, live and travel full time in a self-converted cargo van and sometimes we stay in our travel trailer, in a tent, in Airbnbs or Hotel rooms. We travel full time while working remotely and on location and are striving to live eco-friendly as possible and love to share our experience, journey and knowledge with you.

This is how we make a living while working remotely and from different locations:

Eliane is working a few different jobs:
She’s a Registered Nurse and works short assignments as a Travel Nurse in different hospitals throughout the US.
She also works as a Social Media Manager for
Besides that, she is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Health Coach with a Certification in Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition and has her own business while also working as an independent contractor in Florida, New York and throughout the US.
Her business website:

Damian is a Search Engine Optimization Specialist and Web Developer and works as a Consultant and Independent Contractor for various clients from enterprise to small businesses. He has over 18 years hands-on experience with web development and SEO in various verticals from digital marketing manager to social media intelligence analyst, business development, online marketing and web analytics.
His business website:

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Our Favorite Eco-Friendly Vanlife and Full Time Travel Gear

Our Favorite Dry Camping and Boondocking Gear

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Sustainable Homestead Living and Yoga Lifestyle Teacher Interview

This is an interview with Sherry, a Yoga teacher and Owner of Heart and Core Yoga Studio in Cortez, Colorado. She is not only a Yoga Teacher, Physical Therapy Assistant and Reiki Practitioner but also a Homesteader who lives with her husband in Cortez on their farm, grows her own food and tends to her animals.

Sherry talks about the sustainable homesteading lifestyle and shares information on organic farming and homesteading and the importance of planning with a sustainable water source in mind.

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Vanlife in Grand Junction and Grand Mesa Colorado

Grand Junction and Grand Mesa are awesome for Van Life! There are great camping and boondocking spots in the surrounding BLM and National Forest and we even found a few spots next to the River beautiful river.

For sure we recommend a visit to downtown Grand Junction and Colorado’s Grand Mesa which is one of the largest flat-top mountains in the world! The stunning Colorado National Monument is just outside of Grand Junction and definitely worth a visit.

The downtown area has much to offer, from great Restaurants, an artisan bakery, small shops and stores with local products, bike rentals and easy access to the wonderful riverfront trail that spans over 22 miles from neighboring Palisade through Grand Junction to Fruita:

There is great hiking, trail running and cycling in the surrounding area as well as at Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. There’s even petroglyphs to be found on some of the nearby trails. Also kayaking or river rafting on the Colorado River are great options.

Our Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly and Farm to Table Restaurants:

Bin 707 Foodbar

Cafe Sol

Pablo’s Pizza

Also Check Out:

Museum of the West

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens

Palisades – the neighboring town is really cute and has many great cafes and restaurants and artisan shops.

We really loved our time in and around Grand Junction and definitely will be back one day for more exploring, hiking and wild camping.

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera:

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EVO Gimbal:

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