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The Waki Way - Living full-time in a motor home

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We always seem to get asked the same questions about living somewhat off grid in a motor home, to which the answers seem to spark a dozen more questions! So (to give our voices a rest!) here's the answers to our most frequently asked questions...

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The Waki Way Code of Conduct

We love the relative freedom the UK has to offer in terms of wild camping and enjoyment of nature. However, in order for it to continue this way everyone must behave in an equally respectful way while they utilise those freedoms.


Below is The Waki Way code of conduct that we feel makes us respectful road and countryside 'neighbours'.


  1. Be considerate in your choice of parking location. Are you going to run a generator, your engine or a radio and ruin the tranquillity? Are there houses nearby, or a farmer that may need access to his field in the early hours? Can other people still use the car park as intended? If there is a gate or a sign that states ‘no parking’ respect it and find somewhere else. Driving around for another hour hunting for a suitable spot is sometimes the price you pay for not booking in to a conventional campsite, sometimes you’re lucky and sometimes not so much.
  2. Take your litter away with you when camping or enjoying the countryside. It really is no-one else’s responsibility! Litter kills wildlife and looks horrible. Even if other people have left a mess you shouldn’t, in fact why not be a good wild neighbour and pick up a little of the existing litter yourself? Even one less bottle out there is an improvement you should feel proud of. I feel this is a great way to Karmically ‘pay’ for your stay in a wild camping spot. The best way to avoid too much rubbish on board or in your hiking bag is to not bring the excess packaging in the first place. See our tips to reduce your packaging usage everyday.
  3. Don’t overstay your welcome. A lot of places are quite tolerant of wild campers for one night or maybe even two, but when you’re still there after three nights it starts to look suspicious so be ready for a knock on the door. It may just be someone making sure you’re still alive in there but either way it can be a rather embarrassing situation. If you’ve discovered a new favourite spot for yourself bear in mind that other people may also be waiting to enjoy it too, you don’t own it. When we need to stay in one general area for work we tend to move between a selection of parking spots each night so we don’t cause a nuisance for too long in any one place. 

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About us:

My name is Sarah and in 2011 my husband Ryan and I decided to buy and re-fit an old motor home - we named it Waki and now live in it full time in the UK!

We live neither on or off-grid, rather somewhere in between, and are not the first and I dare say not the last to choose this way of life... read more>> 

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