Living Rent-Free at Ehrenberg, Arizona

Living Rent-Free at Ehrenberg, Arizona

No matter how tight your budget, if you can eliminate the cost of housing and live rent or mortgage free instead, the quality of your life is going to go up dramatically! It might seem unbelievable, but you can do just that. In this series of videos I’ll show you many places where you can live for free, or for very little.

In this video we’ll take a look at the little town of Ehrenberg, Arizona where you can camp on BLM land and not have to worry about the 14 day limit. You can have as much privacy as you want, or many people around you, the choice is yours.

No matter how cheap your budget, you can learn something from this video about how to turn your car, van, caravan or RV into a surprisingly cheap mobile, tiny house on wheels! Then you can live the life of your dreams by adopting a minimalist, simple and frugal life of travel as a gypsy, nomad, traveler or even a prepper by dropping out of the Rat Race and becoming a full-time Vandweller or RVer!

Olympian Wave 3 Heater:
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Genji Pop-Up Instant Tent:
Thermarest Basecamp Self-Inflating, Insulated Sleeping Pad:
EcoWorthy 100 watt Suitcase Solar System:
Dometic 28 Quart 12-Volt compressor Fridge:
Luggable Loo Portable Toilet:
Mr. Buddy Portable Heater:
Coleman 2-Burner Stove:
Luci Light:
Coleman Folding Oven:
Coleman 2-Burner Camp Stove:
Sunflair Portable Solar Oven:
Renogy 100 Watt Portable Solar Kit:
Optima Deep Cycle Battery:
Spot GPS:
InReach Communicator
Fantastic Fan–Reversible:
Install Kit w/ Butyl Tape & Screws:
Dicor Lap Sealant:
Vent Cover:
3M Blue Painters Tape:
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  1. Kaskadia Jackass Watch on March 1, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Is the area subject to flash flooding from the seasonal monsoon rains?

  2. Randolph Jones on March 1, 2020 at 11:14 am

    This land is your land,this land is my land from new york city all the way to california this land was made for you and me BY GOD HIMSELF

  3. IraQ Nid on March 1, 2020 at 11:16 am

    In an earlier video you talked about being afraid of the coyotes that threatened the safety of your dog Cody. Which national parks, BLM territories, etc will allow people to erect their own temporary anti-coyote fencing or similar barrier? I’m thinking of something along the lines of a tall dog fence to block their encroachment onto a person’s camp site.

  4. Mathy Ciller on March 1, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Thank you so much for taking the time and having the heart to share all this information!

  5. Sue Fields on March 1, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Is the tribe all going to Ehrenberg this winter?Its September 2019. This video is two and a half years old and I would like to go there in October. I wondered if you were all still going here as Id like to join you.

  6. linda edwards on March 1, 2020 at 11:17 am

    Thanks Bob Great Video

  7. hg2 on March 1, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Sounds great. Thank you!

  8. SelfEsteemArchitect on March 1, 2020 at 11:21 am

    Hmmm…why is the rental mailbox $8 a month but $40 for 3 months?

  9. Michael Campanale on March 1, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Quite Interesting ….. mvc

  10. Mathy Ciller on March 1, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Excellent information!! Thank you Bob!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  11. Cindy Church on March 1, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for all your videos. Full of great, helpful information. I watch your videos and then commute 1 hour…one way…to a job I hate..working withcsnd for people i do not like…for 12 hour shifts in a huge ER in a major trauma hospital in Florida. I want you to know that your videos and your take on life, etc actually are saving my sanity. Lol. I am activelymsking plans to retire (I am 64) and become a nomad. Hsbe a great day

  12. Janice M on March 1, 2020 at 11:28 am

    Thanks Bob, your information is so valuable. If you go to Alaska you pass by me in BC. I would love to buy/cook you a meal. I may even be able to help you with Boon docking in the Chilliwack area. (HWY 1 outside of Vancouver). Safe travels.

  13. River City MOVERS on March 1, 2020 at 11:30 am

    But what does one do every day? One must have some kind of meaningful activity each day simply because watching TV is poisonous.

  14. Mathy Ciller on March 1, 2020 at 11:31 am

    I’d love to see drone some footage…..

  15. S A on March 1, 2020 at 11:34 am

    What do people do to get internet and is it dependable? High speed? Which company is the best?

  16. Poopoo Papa on March 1, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Do u or would u lock the RV and go by car to town or out for the day? I ask for this place and the other one by the border Indian Casino. Thank u, cool channel be blessed
    Ps: I’m thinking of seeing Los Algonoes dentist this summer and camping by myself close by border as u showed us in another vid. Thank you for your info..liked

  17. Friar Rodney Burnap on March 1, 2020 at 11:36 am
  18. Kathy Fann on March 1, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Thank You so much

  19. Conservative Nellie on March 1, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Well done! I was just wondering about where here in AZ to go with a trailer and truck. Good info for anyone who is learning about how to do this "boon-docking" stuff. I live in Az now and just found Bob’s videos. 60yrs old and starting on this new "trek" of RV life. Nice to see so many of my compatriots going through the same stuff in life. Thank you Bob. Your videos are full of practical stuff for every day life.

  20. Bart Starr on March 1, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I just arrived in Ehrenburg Are you going to be out here

  21. Friar Rodney Burnap on March 1, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Bicycle touring boondocking…

  22. CZ FanGrrl on March 1, 2020 at 11:41 am

    How do you manage your firearm crossing through Canada to Alaska?

  23. John Chambers on March 1, 2020 at 11:43 am

    NIce videos! When your in those Desert areas during the winter months, do you still have to keep an eye out for Rattlesnakes or Scorpions? Do you keep a Snakebite kit handy? I personally hate hot, desert heat. I hate the humid heat of Texas too. Where can one camp with at least moderate temps for most of the year before they need to relocate? Thank you sir!

  24. BAGEL TV on March 1, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Is there a electrical hook-up?

  25. sallyplus4 on March 1, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Is there phone reception and Wi-fi?

  26. Stas Moukhtarov on March 1, 2020 at 11:44 am

    Hi Bob I am a beekeeper do you think there is a quiet spot for me and my bees around the area?

  27. art cook on March 1, 2020 at 11:44 am

    I’m a full-time rv for 40 yrs appreciate your vids
    Enjoy your trip to Alaska , iv done it many times ,once on motor cycle and tent all the way to the north pole , awesome trip ,
    Consider putting your rig on the ferry at Hanes and come to Bellingham ,
    The Alaska ferry system most deluxe and the seannery the most beautiful in the world ,with the Wales and porpoises swimming along side you ,they HV space for you to put up tents
    They HV high end food and budget up to you
    4-1/2 days
    Thank you

  28. Traveling Tyler on March 1, 2020 at 11:44 am

    What do you do about electricity and Internet to upload your videos . Thank you

  29. Jeff N on March 1, 2020 at 11:45 am

    What does everybody do all day??

  30. Georgie Miller on March 1, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Great Video…

  31. That Girl Jeeps on March 1, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Thanks for this great info!

  32. S. Pak on March 1, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Any places to shower close by.

  33. R.D. Franklin on March 1, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Need to learn about these places in Massachusetts

  34. Robert Aster on March 1, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Good job

  35. JOY NAKIA Rapper Singer on March 1, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Thank you

  36. RC Adventure on March 1, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Great video. I plan on coming down someday

  37. Lou Charles on March 1, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Hi Bob I really enjoy your videos I’m retired and ready to hit the road, I heard you say you get Internet in desert Ehrenberg area and wonder How you getting Internet ?

  38. Isaac B on March 1, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Canโ€™t you just have your solar setup and run your ac to live there indefinitely?

  39. Itโ€™s a Dogโ€™s Life on March 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Where do you get Internet in the middle of nowhere?

  40. Lord Roland Crichton Stuart, Earl of Camster. KtGC on March 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Here in the UK we have a very active Van-life community, and as our little Island is less than a thousand miles from one end to another, it is very easy to wander from the South to Scotland in one day. I too have a Van, it is very comfortable, it has all the ‘mod cons’ but is ‘stealthy’ Large RV’s (as you call them) We call them Motor-homes, are not welcome in Scotland mainly because the roads are too narrow and the bridges too low, but you can park anywhere in the Scottish Highlands for free. unless you go on a designated Camping Site, I do have a large House and land but love the freedom my ‘Sprinter gives me, I usually start in the South Wales Coastal roads and work my way North, stopping to see special paces like York Minster or Stonehenge, I am Scottish so spend my winters in the Highlands. Where we differ from the States is that it very rarely goes down below minus 4, or above 80 degrees anywhere in the country. There is no wildlife to harm us, not deadly insects or snakes, no dangerous plat-life. We don’t get Hurricanes or tornadoes or earthquakes, food is good quality and cheap, most farms sell produce as you pass them on your travels, Petrol (Gas) is costly here, about $2 a liter, so about ten dollars a gallon. but it’s rare to get an engine over 3 liters, although my P38 Range Rover is 4.8 liter, which does about 8 miles to the gallon, the Sprinter does about 23 MPG, which is manageable, Like Bob I have solar and two leisure batteries, so never have to use a generator, but I do have a full oven and do cook full meals including roasts. It is a wonderful life of freedom and we too have an annual meeting, Camp Quirky, the one this year was limited to 2 thousand people and 800 ‘Vans’ because of space but is already sold out for next year. As Bob says, Freedom is Happiness and Happiness and Freedom are Everything.

  41. BizzyGal405 on March 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    what a wonderful video! thank you!

  42. George Loveless on March 1, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Are you allowed to ride ATVs there?

  43. Jimmy Jennings on March 1, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I just hope it doesn’t somehow get screwed up by people that do ignorant things, like drugs or other types of breaking the law or not cleaning up after themselves, the reason I say this is that I’ve seen very good situations like this get taken away because of some that won’t follow simple and easy rules that will not make someone in local government want to put an end to it is all, don’t mess up a good thing please.

  44. C C on March 1, 2020 at 11:57 am

    that is so beautiful – goal has been set to for sure to join this wonderful tribe end of 2020 ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. JODY SEAMAN on March 1, 2020 at 11:57 am

    I watched this video several times. Took me almost 2 years but I finally made the leap. Love it out here on the road.

  46. Kathy Fann on March 1, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Is it common to see rattle snakes ๐Ÿ or do they stay away?

  47. LangeLS Sing Praise on March 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Cool thanks for the info ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿœ๏ธ๐ŸŒต

  48. William Wood on March 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Is this still true?? I’ve heard the BLM may start limiting access or charging for campers/dwellers??

  49. Baha Queen on March 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm


  50. Tony Lane on March 1, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Is it possible to work or maintain employment while doing this?

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