This family of seven traded their tiny caravan for a life on the road, driving 24,000 miles across Australia in their all-terrain truck.
Realizing that their old life was “burning out” on them, this family decided to prioritize spending time with their kids in 2021, and they decided to live their life on four wheels, every day a new adventure began.
Josh Lawley, 40, and his wife Cassie Lawley, 41, from Lockyer Valley, Australia, built their ‘new home on wheels’ for less than €156,000 with the help of Josh’s electrician skills. The caravan measures 6 meters and has five bunk beds, a double bed and a bathroom.
The couple live together with their five children, Spencer, 11, Jasper, 10, Hamilton, nine, Bronson, eight, and their youngest, Kingsley, five. His education is based on what his parents call the “school of life”.
Due to Australian law, the family still has to follow a curriculum, but they are now trading in pencil and paper for everyday experiences.
Cassie’s comment: “Of course in Australia we still have to follow a curriculum which I think a lot of people don’t understand or aren’t aware of, but we can do it by sitting down at a table with a pen and paper.” separate from.” Our kids go swimming and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef instead of learning about it from books.”
They learn topics such as math by talking about “how many kilometers a day they travel, how much does it cost to fill a truck’s tank and then calculate the average amount of fuel”. Among other subjects, they read storefronts, traffic signs, brochures of new cities. “Now our kids get to be the best version of us,” he explains.