Remote RV monitoring & camera system
We built a DIY monitoring system using Wyze cameras, cellular modem, Raspberry Pi and Home Assistant to keep an eye on our RV this winter.
Migrating email from Proton Mail to MXRoute
With an estimated 320 billion emails sent and received in 2021, using the right email provider is critical. Which is why I recently made a big change.
Storing 100TB in an RV
This week we picked up another 14TB Easystore drive in the sales, bringing our total to over 100TB of data storage in the RV - here's how we do it!
Smart RV TutorialPart 2: Installing Home Assistant on a Raspberry Pi
Home Assistant will be the brains of our entire Smart RV, so in this blog post we'll be installing it on a Raspberry Pi connected to WiFi, ready to start adding devices.
Smart RV TutorialPart 1: Getting Started
Follow along in this tutorial series as I walk you through the steps to build out a home automation system based around Home Assistant and create your very own DIY Smart RV.
What next for our Smart RV?
After sharing our Smart RV tour, we've been inspired to take things further with lots of new ideas for creating the ultimate home automation system in our RV.
Smart RV Tour
A tour of our DIY smart RV, packed full of home automation technology that makes our full-time RV life more comfortable, secure and efficient!
Ars TechnicaSmart Home Nirvana
Our home automation system was recently featured by Ars Technica in their article about achieving smart home nirvana without a subscription.
Wyze Cam Outdoor Review
The weatherproof, battery-operated Wyze Cam Outdoor can be an inexpensive, easily-installed and effective security addition for your RV.
Securing Home Assistant with a Web Application Firewall (WAF)
If you expose Home Assistant to the internet, it's your responsibility to keep it secure. Here's how I implemented a Web Application Firewall to help improve security.
Xfinity Cable Internet in an RV
Sick of unreliable and slow RV park WiFi? Struggling with cellular connectivity? We signed up for Xfinity for high-speed cable internet in our RV this winter.
NoFreezeWaterHose Fresh & Waste Hose Installation
If you're looking for the ultimate heated hoses for winter camping in your RV, then look no further - we've installed and reviewed the NoFreezeWaterHose fresh water and waste hoses.
Radio Thermostat CT50 Review
Will this WiFi thermostat run on 12V as suggested by an online review, and therefore work in an RV? Only one way to find out - we bought one to test!
Norcold Cold Weather Kit in Action
The Norcold Cold Weather Kit is an easy upgrade that allows Norcold RV fridges to operate down to 0°F. We monitored ours to see how our RV fridge performs in freezing conditions.
Controlling RV Appliances with Smart Plugs
Sonoff smart plugs are an easy way to get started with home automation, controlling 120V appliances directly with Home Assistant.
When you live in a tiny space, everything you own has to earn its place - there's no room for junk! People often ask us about specific items we use, so we thought this would be a great way to share it all.
How we get Internet in our RV
Whether you just want to check emails and social media, stream movies or work from the road, reliable internet connectivity in your RV has never been more important. Here's how we do it!
MicroAir EasyTouch RV ThermostatIn-Depth Review
We installed the new MicroAir EasyTouch RV thermostat to put it through its paces and see if this Bluetooth and WiFi thermostat should be your next RV upgrade.
Running Home Assistant in an RV
Our Smart RV would be nothing without Home Assistant. I'll share why we chose Home Assistant and how we run it in our RV.