Home Automation

Smart RV Tutorial - Part 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 Tutorial - Part 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?

What next for our Smart RV?

3 weeks agoSmart 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

Smart RV Tour

4 weeks agoHome Automation

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 Technica: Smart Home Nirvana

Ars Technica: Smart Home Nirvana

1 month agoAs Featured In

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

Radio Thermostat CT50 Review

6 months agoHome Automation

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!

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Earth Day

3 weeks agoNews

The snow is back. Our water line is frozen and we're huddled inside the RV. But this week has been very exciting so we're not complaining!

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Opening Up

4 weeks agoNews

A week of warm weather and easing travel restrictions - things are beginning to open up and we can't wait to start exploring!