The MacLeods were living in Invercargill when they were bitten by the van-life bug – now they reckon they’ll never live in a house again.
The reason? Quality family time.
The idea hit back in 2018. Dad, Andrew, was working as a taxi driver, while Mum, Tracey, was studying, planning a naturopathy business, and running the family home. Sons Luke, then 6, and Brodie, 4, were just starting primary school.
“I just wasn’t that happy there,” says Tracey, 41. “Andrew was working full-time, working the night shift, and we just didn’t really have any time together as a family.”
Added to that, Tracey’s parents lived in a house bus and would send the family pictures from their adventures all over the South Island.
“It’s funny, …