Jul 4, 2009

Caleb Evenson's Roadtripmobile/Home.

Since his return to Portland in early June, our good friend Caleb Evenson has (as previously mentioned) been living out of a nondescript minivan, parked on various Southeast neighborhood streets.

He was rooming at DBZ's in December, when a surprise rent increase effectively evicted the entire household. The unemployed South Dakota native returned to the family farm to work, save, fire out a semester of college, and outfit his future home on wheels.

Caleb traces his love for the minivan to a storied 1994 Plymouth Voyager that accumulated 212,000 miles and two cracked blocks before being laid to rest. This one, a 94 Dodge Caravan with 105k, is "just a baby, practically," he says.

Caleb intends to find employment at some point, and then housing. Until then, he seems to be living rather comfortably on about five dollars a day (he estimates), showering at friends' houses. I crossed paths with Caleb at the June bmx video night, and we shot these photos:

Lantern, found in an abandoned meat packing plant; still running off the original battery.
Sleeping quarters. Two bikes. Super 8 camera. Must say, I find that bedding almost irresistably inviting.
21st century nomad. You'd expect to find a laptop computer stashed somewhere in here, but you'd be wrong.

Side view: pink hubcaps handed down from minivan 1.0; limo tint windows; stray plywood bookshelf.


  1. So much better to read than what I wrote! Nice! I should note, though, that the light came from a reemployment center on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA. The items from KD Station (the meat packing plant in Sioux City, IA) are the cane I use to hold my liftgate open and the bowling pin which just sits on the floor. :)

    And I must give a shoutout to James Armagost for letting me keep my computer at his place!

    And the book shelf is no longer stray. It has its place between the bed and a plastic drawer.

    Life is good!

  2. Thanks, Caleb. Glad you liked the writeup. When I find a spare second, I'll make those corrections.

  3. that was awesome. inspiring.

  4. This is awesome. Caleb seems to be living the dream, keep at it!

  5. louis vuitton outlet, http://www.louisvuittonoutletstore.name/
    longchamp outlet, http://www.longchampoutlet.name/
    adidas wings, http://www.adidaswings.net/
    louis vuitton outlet, http://www.louisvuittonoutlet.in.net/
    cheap nike shoes, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.cc/
    coach outlet canada, http://www.coachoutletcanada.com.co/
    ugg boots, http://www.uggboot.com.co/
    louis vuitton, http://www.louisvuitton.in.net/
    nike air max shoes, http://www.nikeairmaxshoess.co.uk/
    nike air max uk, http://www.nikeairmaxshoes.org.uk/
    cheap mlb jerseys, http://www.cheapmlbjerseys.net/
    prada outlet, http://www.pradaoutlet.us/
    ralph lauren, http://www.poloralphlaurenoutlet.it/
    michael kors outlet, http://michaelkors.outletonlinestores.us.com/
    lebron james shoes, http://www.lebronjamesshoes.in.net/
    the north face jackets, http://www.thenorthfacejacket.us.com/
    soccer jerseys, http://www.soccerjerseys.us.com/
    longchamp handbags, http://www.longchamphandbag.us.com/
    juicy couture outlet, http://www.juicycoutureoutlet.net/
    true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionjeansoutlet.com/
    nike roshe, http://www.nikerosherunshoes.co.uk/
    lacoste polo shirts, http://www.lacostepoloshirts.cc/
    michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com/
    nike huarache, http://www.nikeairhuarache.org.uk/
    hollister, http://www.hollistercanada.com/