About us

 Living in a Van and Working from the Euro Road

How We’ve Freelanced Online and Lived in a Van Going on 6 Years


Howdy and Welcome to Westfalia Digital Nomads!

This is our journey of living in a van across Europe, with travel tips, videos and resources for living vanlife or working as a digital nomad.

Some things we’ve learned trial-by-fire, while others were happy accidents. And everything we’ve experienced has been an amazing adventure.

It’s been the journey of a lifetime.

We can’t wait to see more. We’ve learned about becoming digital nomads; adjusted to living in a van; and enjoyed our travels to the fullest (somehow without killing each other). Grin.

Thank you for sharing our adventures and feel free to contact us if you have any questions- or even if you just want to say ‘Hi.’

Armando, Mel, Ziggy & Mork

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A mix of popular Westfalia Digital Nomad posts

Have a taste of posts people love:

Our very first post: Unexpectedness: How We Began Our Westy Adventures

Living in a van: Keeping Your House Clean – When It’s a Van

Digital nomads: Getting Online While Traveling in a Van

Fun facts: 40+ Weird and Wonderful Facts about Portugal

Armando Costantino is originally from Milan, Italy.  He’s a film director and freelance videographer. He’s been a digital nomad for over 6 years, starting his travels on foot and upgrading to a Westy named ‘Mork,’ with his wife Mel. You can read more about him or read an interview in Italian. And feel free to contact him at armandocostantino (at) hotmail (dot) com.

Mel Candea is originally from Montana. She’s a freelance writer, blogger, scriptwriter and voice over artist. She and her hubby Armando love living full-time in their van called ‘Mork.’ You can read about her or watch an interview with Mel. Feel free to contact her at melcandea (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Guest Blog Posts:

Nomads in Europe: What I Wish I’d Known about #Vanlife

50+ Fab Free Writing Tools for Frazzled Freelancers

Ziggy Stardog is our Brittany Spaniel who adopted us in Taghazout, Morocco. He’s a sweetheart who loves tennis balls and gets crushes on cats.