our story

HE’S FROM THE CORN FIELDS AND SHE’S FROM THE COAST! MITCH AND HOPE WERE INITIALLY UNITED THROUGH THEIR LOVE OF COUNTRY MUSIC. CALL IT FATE OR CALL IT DESTINY, BUT THE MINUTE THEY MET, THE REST WAS HISTORY!

Engaged in February 2017 and married that October, we didn’t waste any time tying the knot. We purchased our first home in small-town Iowa with no intentions of moving away. When life calls though, you answer it, so we followed our passions and, after one short year, off we went to Nashville!

With new jobs in a new city, it didn’t take long to get comfortable with the hustle of downtown urban life. We would soon, however, find out that life had other plans for us. God was showing us more and more each day that our move to Nashville was really to pursue our music careers that we always dreamed of. It certainly wasn’t an easy change, but it was a change we felt we had to make.

There was just one problem…

How would we be able to afford high rents while playing shows around the country on top of the expenses that travel brings with it? What began as a headache of a problem turned out to be a beautiful and life-changing solution for us. 

Let's move into a tour bus!

Well, we investigated that option and, needless to say, a tour bus is quite expensive. Maybe someday, but it wasn’t going to work for right now.

We had brand new music and friends/listeners we wanted to meet all over the country, but really no means to get around. We wanted to focus more on our passions of songwriting and production instead of working 60+ hours every week just to afford a lifestyle that ultimately wasn’t fulfilling us.

That’s when a crazy idea sparked – What if we sold everything we owned? What if we no longer had to pay rent? What if we hit the road and traveled to places we never even dreams of seeing in our lifetime?

Well, a whole lot of nails, screws, hard-work, and many Home Depot runs later, we were finally ready for #VanLife! A fresh opportunity that alleviated so many issues, all through a tiny home on wheels.

Today, we are so happy to be able to invite people like you to join us on our traveling journey, playing music for your ears to enjoy, all while creating fun content showcasing our alternative lifestyle, and the many lessons we are learning through it all.

Although we sadly don’t have the room for you to live with us in our humble abode, you can join and support us on our road trips through Patreon! The beautiful souls of our Patrons help keep our gas tank full, allowing us to continue doing what we love and continue surpassing milestones as we go! We welcome you to visit the link at the bottom of this page to learn more about how you can support our journey. We also throw in some extra special bonuses, of course!

On the other hand, we have also curated a team of friendly folks that would love to help you on your own build journey. We have the tools and knowledge that will help you accomplish your dream van and invite you to check out our build conversion company, Nashville Van Builders.

From our van build to music to travel vlogs with our fur baby and darling golden retriever, Ocean, there is never a dull moment with our little family, and we are so excited for you to come along for the ride! From our hearts to yours, we thank you a million times over for your support and interest in our lives and music. It truly means the world to us and we live through the lens of gratitude each day. See you on the road!

Love you more,

Hope & Mitch (+ Ocean!)

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