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Age: 18-30

Member since March 2018

Trying to find that path in life.


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Daniel is a woodcraftsman and appreciator of arts, being semi tone death allows him to just enjoy music without the critique. Rachel on the other hand has a lovely voice but getting her to sing is a miracle, Rachel is also more career driven than Daniel, as Daniel burnt himself out in the landscaping industry.. We are just trying to navigate life to figure out what is the best use of time, is building a traditional career or traveling and encouraging people along the way, or a combination of all the above.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Daniel is a Handyman generalist. Not licensed in any of them but a good basic understanding.
Rachel is a linguistic, although she will never admit it.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

newbies as of now

Messick1231's Hometown

currently we reside in Newport News, VA. Oddly enough very distant relatives help to build this town, we have yet to meet them, but there is a point here that shares our name.

Messick1231's Guest Details

Messick1231's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

20 feet long

2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Conversion Van. Height about 9'6 and bumper to bumper about 22'. No pullouts. Generator is no longer on hitch.

Messick1231 Has 1 Host Location

Solar Installation Shop just East of Murray, KY

Murray, KY, US
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Messick1231's References (18)

References from Hosts (15)


May 2020

Great young couple!

It was a pleasure to host you at our home. Great travels to you both!


May 2020

Good people

Come back sometime. We’d love to see you.


January 2020

Awesome guest

Great communication, arrived when promised very pleasant couple, great setup they have.
Would invite them to come back anytime. Unfortunately it was late so I let them setup and enjoy the night so didn't get to chat.
Hope they stayed warm as it got chilly.


January 2020

Enterprising, adventurous, fun!

We thoroughly enjoying meeting and hosting this interesting young couple and their sister for the night. Wishing them all many happy, life and love-enhancing travels!


October 2019

2nd round back to the Orchard

He came back to spend time on van projects and we enjoyed having the company while he and Steve worked through a couple of issues with the van. Love having another DIY-selfer around for a few days.


October 2019

Quiet adventure driven couple

Pleasure meeting this couple. They have a dream they are working towards and have jumped into doing as much as they can themselves. Good work on their van so far. Wish them much success in the coming year!


August 2019

The greatest experience

We loved meeting this couple! They are an inspiration to anyone who seeks adventure and wants to travel. Wish I had done what they are doing at their age.
And they were a big help with a shop project I have going. On balance I think we are the major beneficiaries: all we provided was a flat spot. But this wonderful couple came and shared stories of their adventures, their optimism and sense of adventure and wanderlust - all of which was very contagious!
Hope they can come by again; and we hope to share a campfire on the road with them someday!


March 2019

Great Guest.

So great to meet such a friendly and helpful person. It was as if he was a family member. Hope he comes our way again.


December 2018

Delightful Couple

Dan and Rachel stayed with us three nights. Despite our busy schedule this time of year, were were able to talk with them some.

Dan even volunteered to help me with a small home project. THANKS, Dan.

We be happy to host them again if their travels bring them back this way.


December 2018

Great boondockers.

They are always welcome back. Came and went without any problem except I think they left money for the utilities. We never take anything so I’ll pay them back the next time they come thru. I wish them the best and envy them getting to travel so young.


August 2018

Cool rig

This team had good communication. They were able to make them selves comfortable without leaving a footprint. They offered $ for our suggested donation for hookups and even supported our yard birds, by buying some of our eggs!
Their rig is cool and imagineered by themselves!

Safe travels on the road! Welcome anytime.


August 2018

New Boondockers & New Inspiration! Great Guests!

This remarkable young couple are wonderful guests, flexible, polite, congenial, and thoughtful.

When your original plan is to offer others a parking place, it turns out that they actually were the ones who bless you with their visit.

They are so quiet that you won't really know they are there unless you check to see! They will be some of most self-sufficient, interesting, and enjoyable guests you have hosted !

Their visit brings a fresh new face to "the traveling lifestyle", and a great insight into today's younger, eager, thoughtful adventurers. If they happen to come your way, I hope you will have the pleasure of getting to enjoy knowing them, too!


August 2018

Friendly & Quiet

After chatting when he first got here, I barely knew he was there. Glad to see the 20s crowd realizing that they don't have to just buy a house and have kids right away, there are options to see the world.


August 2018

In and Out with No Noise and no "footprint"!

Daniel and I had an interesting but short conversation after he arrived. He was gone when I opened the blinds this morning. I do hope both he and his wife visit again on their future trips through Ohio.


April 2018

Great guess.

Daniel and Rachel were great guest. They were very polite. They were very quite coming in after there late drive in movie. Had a nice conversation and exchanged looks at each of our rv's. Would definitely host again.

References from Guests (2)


August 2021

Great Host

I had a great stay with my host,l it was awesome they are great people. Look forward to seeing them again.


July 2021


Angels, how we always find them in the most peculiar ways. These two are just that, ANGELS. They welcome us into their home, they showed us all around, and with their love, our hearts grew. I would highly suggest these two and I'm honored to know that they exist in this world.

Personal References (1)


June 2019

Great people!

We always enjoy crossing paths with this kind couple. Their van is so cute and cozy! They built it themselves and it’s very nicely done. They guided us to this website and we are very thankful for that. Can’t wait to see you guys again soon 😊