Videographer Michael Tubbs traveled more than 4,500 miles, used over 150 gallons of gas, and spent 14 days filming a movie about the mobile living lifestyle.
The movie is called Without Bound and you can watch it for free on Youtube.
How the Documentary Without Bound Was Made
Michael got the idea for the project after his friend Aaron mentioned his desire to build a DIY teardrop camper.
Michael started researching teardrop trailers online, and came across CheapRVLiving, a site run by long-time van dweller and blogger, Bob Wells.
Wells is the author of the popular book, How to Live In a Car, Van, or RV: And Get Out of Debt, Travel, and Find True Freedom.
Excited by Bob’s ideas on how to break free from the rat race, Michael read more about Bob and learned a lot about the mobile lifestyle through the CheapRVLiving Forums.
At first Michael thought,
Why would anyone choose to live, full-time, in a vehicle?
He couldn’t understand why someone wanted to be without a home or dedicated address – permanently. Soon his perception changed, and Michael talked with his friend again (who at one time lived out of a van) about the idea of creating a film about the mobile living lifestyle.
A Trip to the Sierra National Forest
After coordinating schedules with Bob and fellow van dwellers, Michael and Aaron headed to the Sierra National Forest near Shaver Lake, California to meet up with the group and shoot the documentary.
Michael filming Bob Wells in the Sierra National Forest.
Michael decided to skip the nuts and bolts ‘how to’ of van dwelling, and focus on the “personal philosophies of the individuals.”
Michael says he named the film Without Bound because,
In mathematics, without bound is used to describe something that either increases or decreases infinitely. I encourage you to think about how that applies to your life. What is increasing? What is decreasing? Is the balance of the trade-off tilted in your favor? Are you happy? Is there a better way?
Watch the film below.
Review of the documentary on Budgets Are Sexy