A B O U T
Creating a life lived with intention
Hi! I'm Mindy Niehaus, the one behind The Haus Wanderlust Built. It all started when I renovated an RV as we sent out on a tiny living adventure. ￼We may be back to living in a house but my focus is still the same. To live a more eco-friendly and sustainable as I teach my kiddos to do the same. With a new goal to spend as much time as possible exploring as we build a greater love for this planet we call home.
Keep Nature Wild
The Haus Wanderlust Built is your newest Wild Keeper Ambassador!
Joining a movement along with others that have made a promise to do good. To reduce our footprint and help others to do the same. To clean up our planet and share the value in doing the same. To use our voices and platforms to speak up.
I'm so excited to share more with you.
The Mission of Keep Nature Wild:
- Our products have purpose -
We pick up one pound of trash for every product sold!
We stand for what we stand on!
Our mission is to build communities by picking up trash outside. With our Wild Keepers, we pick up one pound of trash for every product purchased.
Use funds to sponsor cleanups.
We do more than just sell cool stuff. We host a minimum of twelve cleanups a year and mobilize people from all over the world to host cleanups sponsored by Keep Nature Wild.
Make products with nature in mind.
We get inspiration from the wild places around us. Each product is a reminder to get out there and explore - whether that means climbing a mountain or just taking a walk down the street.
Make the world a better place!
Our goal is to remove 1,000,000 pounds of trash by 2023. Together with our Wild Keepers, we’re making an impact, one piece of trash at a time.
The Haus Wanderlust Built Overland Edition
Challenging others to get out and explore as a family
Overlanding is defined as a self-reliant adventure travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping; often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.
This all about the adventure; packing up, heading out, and exploring as a family. There are no limits to what you can do but instead there are only the possibility of it all. Little by little we will take bigger and lengthier trips. But with school and work we are gearing up for a summer full of fun!
My Top Places To Buy Camping Necessities
Buy Nice Not Twice
Spending 10+ years camping allows you to work out the kinks and find out what products truly work. There's nothing like a great outdoor store to put a smile on ones face.
With an amazing return policy and membership perks REI is one of our favorite store to shop for outdoor necessities.
For avid adventurers Expert Voice it what dreams are made of. With online training and certifications you can receive up to 60% off products. This makes it easier to buy great quality products and not break the bank at the same time.
However, Expert Voice has a set of qualifications in order to become a member. View the qualifications on their website.
With a prime membership Amazon make getting product quickly a breeze. It's always good to do a quick Amazon check for pricing on products. I have found last year's model for a fraction of the price.
the story behind our the haus wanderlust built
It always starts with an idea but it's weather or not you turn an idea into reality.
After doing some research I came up with a plan to show Jake, the husband. Knowing I would be doing the renovations myself since Jake was currently in the middle of a year long deployment. Jake initially thought I was crazy to want to live in a camper for a couple of years. But I was adamant that it was something I really wanted to do and he knew I was fully capable of doing the renovations myself.
So after dropping Kalyn off at school Case and I headed to look RVs. Jake and I had looked at the inventory list before hand and new what type of floor plans which made it slightly easier. We decided on a Keystone Cougar 293SAB because it has a separate bunkhouse with its own bathroom. Now to start planning as I waited for the camper to be delivered and the real fun began.
With a timeline of 4 months to complete renovations there was no time to waste. Jake created an Instagram account for me to document the renovations at THE HAUS WANDERLUST BUILT was created. Renovations were completed just in time for our move to Florida. The last things on our list was to buy a truck and sell nearly all of our belongings! Easier said than done, but with Jake finally home it was possible. With all of our belongings packed into the camper we headed to Florida to begin our tiny living adventure. Two years of living tiny taught us so much about ourselves and we would absolutely do it all over again.
We sold our sweet tiny home the summer of 2020.
Feature of the Month
Become better and shop brands who care.
Our efforts to make this planet a better place for future generation should be at the forefront of our minds.
That is a huge reason why I love brands and businesses that put an effort into making our earth a better place.
Here is where you will find amazing brands that do good. Brands that are eco-friendly, clean oceans, plant trees, use recycled materials, are 1% for the planet members, aid in sustainability, along with many other ventures to clean up the planet.
Email [email protected] to be featured
KEEP NATURE WILD
Creating a movement to get everyday people to clean up the trash that can be found every where it shouldn't be. The company itself will pick up one pound of trash for every product sold! With a goal of removing 1,000,000 pounds of trash by 2023.
Keep Nature Wild's Core Values:
Be a doer
When in doubt, be generous
Selling is always secondary
Check your intent
Have fun. Do good. Meet someone new.
Practice what we preach
Collaboration over competition
Purchasing awesome clean up kits that are made from recycled plastic and are biodegradable is a great way to get the entire family involved. I have personally purchased a couple and always have a bag stowed away in my day pack.
I look forward to working with Keep Nature Wild more in the future.
If you know me you know I am all about saving the sea turtles. So anything I can do to aid in to efforts to cleanup our oceans and help the quality for our sea life count me in.
To date the 4Ocean team has pulled 14 MILLION POUNDS of trash from the ocean! This is all possible with the support of donors and people like you and I.
4OCEAN'S ONE POUND PROMISE
We pull one pound of trash from the ocean, rivers, and coastlines for every product purchased.
Bracelet cording is manufactured from 100% certified post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean plastic.
Clear beads are manufactured from 95% certified post-consumer recycled glass bottles, including less than 5% reclaimed ocean glass.
NATURE SUPPLY CO.
Nature Supply Co. is a U.S. based company with a focus to decrease the planets Carbon footprint.
Improving the health of our planet and reconnecting back to nature is at the heart of our mission. For every item sold, we regenerate one square foot of degraded soil through our partnerships with The Carbon Underground and 1% for the Planet.
Responsibly produced and ethically sourced is at the forefront of their products. Nature Supply Co. has created a process for making goods that has as little impact as possible while maintaining a quality product anyone would love. Just last year Nature Supply Co. zeroed out their entire carbon footprint by becoming Climate Neutral Certified.