Unsure what to do, YouTube inspired the pair to purchase a Ford Transit minibus – which they converted and drove around Europe in.
Bitten by the travel bug, Harri and Nicky then returned to the UK and took part-time jobs so they could save to buy an iconic US school bus – which they now live in stateside.
The couple are currently living a nomadic life, travelling up and down the West Coast – and say they are enjoying taking every day as it comes.
They estimate that they spend just $1,000 (£820) a month on food and fuel – while living “rent free”.
Nicky said: “We saved up from selling the Boxer and having part-time jobs and used that to buy the bus which cost $10,000 all in including taxes.
“It’s from 2012 with 96,000 miles and was well looked after.
“We spent $5,000 on the conversion making it $15,000 all in – and we’re hoping to sell it for $30,000 to $35,000 when we’re done travelling.
“We’re living rent free with no money on park-ups and we’re totally off-grid so don’t need to plug into a supply.
“We spend about $250 a week on food and fuel so spend about $1,000 a month.
“We get negative comments from people saying it was funded by the bank of mum and dad – it gets under our skin because people always think our parents pay for it but they don’t pay for anything.”
The pair met in 2015 when they were both 16 before studying at University of Southampton together and graduated in the middle of 2020.
Due to the pandemic, they found employers were cautious about taking them on and they started watching vanlife videos on YouTube, discovering they could experience a different way of living…