I came across an article about a surfer, Dr. Dorian Paskowitz, who packed his family into a 24-foot RV and traveled from surfing spot to surfing spot for twenty years. The family grew to 9 children. According to the article, two things were required of the kids: no school and surf everyday.
Dorian Paskowitz was an M.D. educated at Stanford and financially successful before the move to the RV yet his kids never went to school. The documentary, "Surfwise," chronicles their lives.
The article raises all sorts of questions for me. How did they manage with nine children in an RV? They must have stayed in fairly warm areas and utilized tents for the kids; that is a challenge in the winter. How did he earn a living? He was a celebrity of sorts in the surfing world, but still, that wouldn't support a family of 11. Why did he deny his kids an education? The documentary does include interviews with the children who have struggled to fit into today's world.
Are there others who are living off the grid and successfully staying below the government radar? Harder to do nowadays with Homeland Security requirements but maybe still possible. Not the common use of an RV, for sure.
To watch a short UTube video, click here. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak