Who We Are
We are Zach and Rachael Elseman, the Okienomads. We are a married couple that has discovered a passion for exploring the world by vehicle. Whether it be cruising the coast in our Skoolie or bombing an off-road trail in our GX470, we are always down for an adventure.
In 2018, we sold most of our belongings and lived out of our vehicles full-time. By working remotely and living with less we were able to cultivate a lifestyle that fit us really well. Due to the pandemic, we were forced to put some roots down for a few years and plan our next adventure.
Check out our Homes on Wheels
We used our 1986 Toyota 4Runner to explore deep into the hills and forests where our bus shouldn’t try to go. The 4runner was lifted, built out, and was a ton of fun to drive. After driving to Baja, Mexico, and back we decided to pass on our 4Runner to someone that could enjoy it more we sold it after many exciting adventures.
Our new “basecamp” is a 1991 Bluebird TC2000 35-foot school bus with a Cummins 12-valve engine and tons of room for activities. Plans for the new bus are fluid and seem to change every day. We have raised the roof a foot and are currently using it as a storage unit while we figure out our next moves.
Our first love and first bus build has a special place in our hearts. Our build included running water, solar power, and enough storage room to bring our toys with us on the road. We sold our shorty at the height of the pandemic to fund other projects. We miss our bus every day!
Take a look at all of our vehicles in The Garage. We include build photos, current status, and tons of information about our mobile houses.