Ocean & Stream | The Earthroamer gives new meaning to "tiny house movement".
In 2015 we caught wind of the Earthroamer operation and were instantly fascinated. We then shared a short Facebook post and gallery, as we often do with things that intrigue us, and the post went viral. Anyone with a fondness for getting "off the grid" can appreciate the work that has gone into developing these 'over-land barges'.
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Earthroamer gives new meaning to “tiny house movement”

14 Mag Earthroamer gives new meaning to “tiny house movement”

In 2015 we caught wind of the Earthroamer operation and were instantly fascinated. We then shared a short Facebook post and gallery, as we often do with things that intrigue us, and the post went viral. Anyone with a fondness for getting “off the grid” can appreciate the work that has gone into developing these ‘over-land barges’. But don’t let the built in wine rack and the external flat screen TV fool you, this Ford F-550 4X4 turbo diesel “glamper” is by no means soft.

IMG_8719When we were planning Westbound we reached out to Earthroamer on a whim and asked them if they’d let us take one for a “testdrive.” To our amazement they responded and said they’d gladly toss us the keys for a night in the Rocky Mountain Forest. Our long shot request was granted.

After a full tour of the operation and a crash course on how to how to operate the various functions, switches, lights, solar panels, toilet, beds, Air ride suspension, and HAM radio I was ready. Well, maybe not entirely “ready.” Retention of the lesson might not have been as good as I let on but I was eager to get behind the wheel. I pride myself on a hands-on style of “in the field” learning. Meaning, I have trouble paying attention…

Photos by Iron & Air

For the whole story hit the road and get lost with us in the WESTBOUND Issue.

 

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