Funding Sprinter Life

One of the most frequent questions we get is…

“How do you fund your life style?”

People usually assume we’re either trust funders, or we’re living on savings. Neither is the case.

But there really are only 3 ways to be out here on the road full time. You can be independently wealthy, you can save up, or you can work.

Most of the overland travelers we meet along the way have saved up money over a period of years and are doing an extended road trip on the money. Our situation is unique in that we still work every day. Stevie is an aspiring writer and is currently working on a book. I own an internet based business in Oregon. We’re both lucky that we can pursue these careers remotely from anywhere in the world, so long as we have an internet connection.

So that’s how we do it!

Sprinter Life’s #1 Sponsor

This is Tree’s business in Oregon. He started it in 1995 out of his garage. With the help of an amazing team of people, the business has grown into a vibrant company that provides a great life for all those involved. Tree runs the company from the Sprinter so we’re always chasing the Internet.


  1. Hi Stevie and Tree!

    I have spent the last couple of hours on your site reading various articles/blogs you’ve both written and you guys are simply amazing. Your writing is so eloquent, full of humor, and really inspiring. Just what I need right now.

    My boyfriend and I are also traveling from California to Argentina but on a quicker schedule and with a finite budget. We started in San Diego in December 2013 and are currently in Iquique, Chile. It’s looking like we’re going to head back home around January. We are starting to get to the end of our saving and I’m really starting to miss my family and friends.

    If our paths ever cross in Chile or Argentina during the next few months we would love to meet you guys. We are heading to the Atacama desert sometime this week after which we plan on crossing to Argentina and traveling down to Mendoza, then we’ll maybe cross back into Chile to Santiago (all very rough plans). Let us know if you’ll be around.

    All the best and happy travels! And thanks for all the inspiring and thought provoking articles!


    • Hi Linda,
      We’ll be in Mendoza until January 2nd. Will you arrive before then? Contact us when you arrive and we’ll drink fine wine. :) TREE

  2. adventurefamilyinmotion says:

    Really enjoying reading your blog. Very inspirational lifestyle that we would like to explore ourselves.

  3. Hey guys, I have been spending some time looking over and reading your site. I love it. I am an aspiring artist in Seattle and my partner was recently laid off from Amazon. We have been spending a lot of time reflecting on our life and how we want to spend or time. We saw a sprinter van this weekend and thought, “wouldn’t that be nice…to travel around in our sprinter van, sell art and travel around. My partner, much like you, spent about three hours a day to a job, though financially nice, was spent with people she had nothing in common with and felt depressed and unfulfilled. I see may similarities in our lifestyles and desires. I feel that fear is what is keeping us from a big move. How did you get over that and just go for it? Totally jealous and inspired…Michelle

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