Technology

Storing 100TB in an RV

Storing 100TB in an RV

2 months agoBehind the Scenes

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 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?

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

Wyze Cam Outdoor Review

10 months agoGear

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.

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Heading South ... again!

With a winter storm moving through the area giving us our second snowfall of the season, it's time for us to head south again - but this time without the RV.

Wastewater Permit Approved

Wastewater Permit Approved

3 days agoHouse Build

More than 7 months after closing on our property, we finally have our Wastewater Permit - but what exactly are we going to be building?

Choosing a Portable Generator

Choosing a Portable Generator

1 week agoHouse Build

We need a portable generator for our RV and house-build, and thought we knew what we were going to buy... until a last minute change of plan!