The Wayward Home


Kristen Hanes is a nomad living a life of full-time travel in her converted Sprinter van and on her 41’ sailboat. Seeking to simplify her life and chase adventure, she is rarely in one spot for an extended period as she switches between living on the road and on the water. With hopes to craft a new version of the American Dream, Kristen documents her travel experiences.

Rig & System 

2021 Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 
  • 4 - 100Ah 12V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle Battle Born Batteries 
  • 1 - 2000w Inverter/Charger  
  • 1 - BMV 712  
  • 1 - Victron SmartSolar Charge Controller MPPT 100/30  
  • 1 - Victron Smart Dongle with RJ45 Cables 
  • 1 - Victron 12/12V DC to DC Isolated