I have recently stumbled across amazing content online from Elsa Rhae & Barron Link on YouTube, their websites, Apple Podcasts and their Instagram accounts. A video was recommended to me on my YouTube home page (thank you algorithm!) which I have embedded below. The video went into detail about isolation in their 13ft Scamp trailer which they live in full time and the effects of a winter snow storm on their daily lives.
I have spent the past few weeks watching every YouTube video they have uploaded right from when Elsa Rhae began her YouTube journey with her face and body paint videos, moving into murals and other artwork then onto Scamp life and living nomadically with Barron. I’ve also been listening to their podcast Normal2Nomad which covers a range of different topics from mindfulness, living off-grid, income streams, technology and power generation and consumption (there is a lot more too!)
If you have been reading my blog for a while you will see that my main focus is to document my journey to a more minimalist life. So when I found Elsa Rhae and Barron’s channel on YouTube and I saw how they lived with only the absolute essentials being off-grid in nature and their ability to work online and remotely I was even more inspired. They live in their 13ft Scamp trailer and have been doing so for several years now. They tend to travel between BLM (Bureau of Land Management in the U.S.) and National Parks, staying usually around two weeks in each location. To live in this small of a space there is simply no room for clutter or accumulation of stuff and from my experience, not owning many possessions is very freeing (mentally and physically). I love how connected Elsa Rhae and Barron are to nature from this lifestyle and how they care so much for the environment. Not only how they treat the areas they are living in short-term but also the clothing they purchase and products they sell on their website. I really recommend you take a look at their videos, blog posts, podcast and photos online because it has opened my eyes more to the benefits of this kind of lifestyle.
Along with their YouTube channel and websites, Elsa & Barron have a podcast (Normal2Nomad) where they speak about their lifestyle and how they go about this. Their podcasts feature information on mindful practices, health, off-grid living and technology/solar power, towing their Scamp trailer and how they earn a living remotely and online amongst other topics. You can find their podcast by visiting Normal2Nomad or searching on your favourite podcast app (I personally use Apple Podcasts).
You’ll see I have linked a number of Elsa Rhae and Barron’s Instagram posts on this blog entry and clicking any of those will take you to the respective Instagram account. They post lots of photos on there and little snippets of upcoming videos, podcasts and day-to-day life.
Discovering Elsa + Barron
The video above is the first one I watched of Elsa Rhae + Barron’s on YouTube. It popped up in my suggested videos and I wanted to find out more about how they lived in such a small space, coping during a snow storm and being in isolation. I am SO glad I clicked on that video now and that the YouTube algorithm brought their content to my homepage. I have been watching lots of videos on tiny homes, alternative living, van life and more on the platform now so I guess that is how I got to discovering their channel. The link above will play within this post and on my website and you can also click to be taken to their YouTube channel to find more!
One amazing benefit to this lifestyle that I have seen from Elsa + Barron’s videos is that they are on the move every two weeks to find a new camp spot on BLM land or within a national park. This allows them to see a lot of different states and areas and although they don’t road-trip huge distances at a time very often, it’s still amazing how much of the U.S. they get to see. Elsa Rhae + Barron would like to buy land in the future to be able to have a base and run retreats and workshops from and this travel is just helping them decide on where the best location for this is. The freedom of being able to attach the Scamp to the back of the Subaru and go anywhere they want is so inspirational and by having very few possessions this is definitely more manageable than having a traditional ‘house’, mortgage/rental commitment and masses of possessions that so many people tend to have these days.
Kamp the Shiba Inu
They live in their Scamp trailer with their dog Kamp and he features in most of their content online. It’s so nice seeing him enjoying this lifestyle and how much Elsa Rhae and Barron care for him and do everything they can to help his allergies which flare up from time to time. It’s just another element which makes me like them even more as people, the lifestyle they have and positive change they are continually striving towards. If you couldn’t tell by now I am a BIG fan of these two (and Kamp of course).
The posts above and YouTube video will link you directly to Elsa and Barron’s Instagram accounts as well as their YouTube channel. Barron also has a channel but most of their content is posted on Elsa Rhae & Barron on YouTube. I’ve also popped their website links below.
Visit Elsa’s website and shop here. You can find Barron’s website and the Normal2Nomad podcast here. Their YouTube channel is amazing, I highly recommend taking a look at their content and you can find that by clicking here.
Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day. – Glen.