Who is Greg Harris? Nomadic Creator Spotlight Series
Who is Greg Harris? Step into the vibrant nomadic world of Greg Harris and his wife Kelly in our Nomadic Creator Spotlight Series.
Living life on their terms, this adventurous couple shares their journey, insights, and the intricacies of converting a 2003 GMC Savana 3500 box truck into a nomadic haven.
In this series, we explore Greg’s unique approach to nomadic living, opting for a DIY-converted box truck that grants them the freedom to park in city streets and embrace spontaneous overnight stays.
With a background in construction, Greg ensures their mobile home is not just a vehicle but a meticulously crafted space tailored to their needs.
Discover the essentials that make life on the road comfortable for Greg and Kelly—a toilet, climate control, and reliable internet. Follow their nomadic escapades through their social media presence, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Explore the captivating content on their YouTube channels, Fit4Expedition, and The Abandoned Southwest.
Join Greg as he offers a glimpse into their travels, experiences in National Parks, and the challenges and joys of nomadic life. Uncover the downsides, benefits, and invaluable tips for those contemplating a similar journey. Through resourcefulness and adventure, Greg and Kelly exemplify the pursuit of a fulfilling nomadic dream. Read on for an inspiring exploration of a life less ordinary.
Nomadic Creator Spotlight Series
What’s your name(s)? My name is Greg Harris
Do you live a nomadic lifestyle? I do live a nomadic lifestyle.
Are you living the nomadic lifestyle part-time or full-time or sometimes? Currently, my wife Kelly and I are living in our box truck about ⅓ of the time but plan to go full-time soon.
How long have you been a nomad? We have been living this part-time nomad lifestyle for around 2 years.
What type of rig do you travel in? We have a 2003 GMC Savana 3500 box truck conversion.
Is your rig a DIY build or a Pro build? Our rig is a DIY build but I have a bit of experience in construction so I know it’s being built well.
Why did you choose your rig? We chose our rig really because we already owned it from a previous business and we didn’t want a standard RV because it limits where you can stay. You can’t park an RV on a lot of city streets and camp overnight but we can and have it in our box truck.
How did you come about having your rig? This truck was from my service fleet when I was a FedEx Ground contractor.
What are 3 must-haves in your rig? Our 3 must-haves are – a toilet, temperature control, and internet connectivity.
What is an item you brought with you that you don’t use? We originally brought an electric zapping flyswatter but found that we never used it.
What is your biggest struggle with nomadic life? Our biggest struggle with nomadic life is letting go of a lot of our stuff. We do plan to have a shipping container on a piece of land somewhere just in case so we don’t have to get rid of everything.
Do you have a blog? I have a website but I’ve never finished setting it up. I do have multiple Facebook pages and groups, 2 Instagrams, and Twitter as well as 2 YouTube channels. Click to jump to my links!
If so, what is the link address to it? When I activate it, it will be called Fit4Expedition.
What is your blog about? When I finally get my blog activated it will be about the same things my YouTube channels and Instagram accounts are about – our box truck conversion, nomad lifestyle, nomad product reviews, travel, roadside attractions, abandoned locations, and the sites along the way.
Why did you start your blog? My blog will basically be my lifestyle but I also wanted to help others preparing to make a move toward nomadic living.
What goals do you have for your blog? I don’t really have any lofty goals for my blog. Mainly I’m looking to make connections.
What is your biggest struggle with your blog? My biggest struggle is starting it. haha
Do you create YouTube videos? We create YouTube videos. We have around 200 on Fit4Expedition. So far I only have 8 videos on The Abandoned Southwest.
When did you start your channel? I started Fit4Expedition in November 2018 but only posted a couple of videos. I didn’t start taking it seriously until November 2020. I just started The Abandoned Southwest at the end of April 2022.
What is your biggest struggle with YouTube? My biggest struggle with YouTube is that it is so unpredictable. You can post a video that you think is on a popular trending topic, do all the SEO research, and put a lot of time into your tags, title, and description and that video can be a dud. You can also just throw a quickly shot video on your channel with no subject and only a couple of tags and get thousands of views.
What is your goal with your YouTube channel? My goal with my YouTube channel(s) is to make friends, put out the type of content that I enjoy watching on YouTube, and maybe make a few dollars to put toward fuel and traveling expenses.
Do you like to travel to National Parks? We love to travel to National Parks and the free dispersed camping in National Forests.
If so, how many have you been to? When I was a kid I went to dozens of National Parks with my family. With Kelly or on my own I’ve probably been to a dozen.
Which one has been your favorite so far? So far my favorite National Park is Rocky Mountain National Park. I was too young to remember a lot of the parks I went to with my family growing up.
Any tips for those interested in a nomadic lifestyle? Just do it, but make sure you’re prepared.
Can you name 3 benefits of nomadic life? Three benefits of nomadic life:
- You always have a new view from your front door.
- Chasing the best temperatures.
- Meeting new people.
(But there are many more than 3 benefits!)
Name 3 downsides to nomadic life.
- Fuel prices.
- Losing touch with friends and family.
- Mechanical issues.
Do you think nomadic life is for everyone? Nomadic life is definitely not for everyone.
How do you fund your nomadic lifestyle? We fund our nomadic lifestyle through remote work, savings and investment, and the sale of our home when the time comes. There will also be social security coming in the not-too-distant future.
Why did you choose the nomadic lifestyle? We wanted to see the country, and because we already owned this box truck, we knew it would be stealthy enough to allow us to affordably stay close to restaurants, museums, and other attractions.
What is 1 piece of advice you would give to anyone interested in this lifestyle? If you can manage plan to live, not just exist. Make sure you add some luxury accessories to your build.