Written by Brittany Shenk
If you’ve been following us here at ECOFEMMAG for a while, you may know that I spent quite a bit of time living in a van exploring the valleys, cities, and mountains of Portugal. My daughter, Sally, was born during this time, which led to re-establishing my home back in Amsterdam. I hold my van days close to my heart, which is why I immediately felt connected to this week’s podcast guest, Callee, a.k.a. A Hippie in a Van.
Callee is a zero-waste activist who travels around the U.S. in her well-loved, solar-powered van, which is both her home, office, and transportation. She’s currently in Georgia and heading up the east coast in the coming months. Even with extremely limited space, Callee has developed her own self-care product line, Bestowed Essentials, with a mission that speaks directly to my soul:
“We handcraft ethical and eco-friendly personal care products for badass babes who deserve to treat themselves after a long day of changing the world.”
The products she creates are hand-made in the U.S. from natural ingredients, and are vegan and cruelty-free. Callee mindfully ships her products with zero-waste packaging, and gives a portion of the proceeds to charity. And yes, she makes all of her products in her van. Rockstar status, am I right?
Interested in hearing more about Callee’s journey, business, and zero-waste lifestyle? Check out this week’s podcast with Callee, our favorite Hippie in a Van (you can also find it here on iTunes). Don’t forget to explore her websites, Bestowed Essentials and A Hippie in a Van, her podcast channel, Hippie Haven Podcast, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook!
Could you let go of all your belongings and live, work, and travel in a van? What aspects of your life do you focus on to decrease your carbon-footprint? What could you improve? Share your thoughts with us, we love hearing from you!
Callee is a vanlifer, entrepreneur, and activist who is passionate about helping people live an ethical and eco-friendly lifestyle. She is the creator of Bestowed Essentials, blogger behind AHippieInAVan.com and host of the Hippie Haven Podcast.