American Nomads

Take a ride with Americans who have left traditional homes and mainstream society behind for the freedom of life on the road.

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Benjamin Wu


David Usui

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The Film

All across the country people are leaving the American dream of home ownership behind for a life on the open road. Follow these vans, RVs and trailers from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine and meet modern nomads like students Paris and Lovell, who ‘stealth camp’ to save for the future, and seasoned van-life guru Bob Wells, who sold everything and never looked back. This series will criss-cross the nation for an in-depth look at the transient lifestyle where people face challenges ranging from how to cook and where to park, to larger quests for community, purpose, and freedom.