About WLDR Habitats™

WLDR Habitats™ is proudly located in San Diego County, California. WLDR is a purpose-driven conversion company dedicated to building hand-crafted campers that you can actually afford. We create one-of-a-kind vans, buses, and SUV’s that inspire you to explore your inner-landscape as much as they empower you to venture out!

By sourcing the best and most awesome pre-owned vehicles to serve as a ‘canvas’ upon which to create our Habitats, we are able to significantly reduce overall costs without compromising quality. We then use all new parts from industry-leading companies and strategic partnerships to build-out unique, beautiful, modern-minimalist campers. Finally, we stay connected with you every mile of the journey to support and help you however we can.

Our simple concept: pre-owned vehicle, brand new camper, healthier human.

We create space for people to deepen their connections to Self, Tribe, and Earth. WLDR aims to achieve our mission in three ways: (1) by offering affordable Adventure Habitats™ so people can easily and comfortably immerse themselves in nature, (2) by helping to facilitate meaningful and immersive group experiences, and (3) by supporting organizations that help kids connect with nature.

We value Love

LOVE is the fundamental impulse that drives everything we do. Together. We show up for each other, act with empathy, and live our truths. We empower and stand up for every community because we are all part of one human tribe.

We value Freedom

Every person has the FREEDOM to exist and be authentic within any space and time. We embrace creativity, self-expression, and uniqueness within the bounds of respect. The choice to protect the autonomy of others and learning from our mistakes is how we maintain our integrity.

We value Adventure

ADVENTURE is what happens when we commit ourselves in the journey. We explore our inner-landscapes as much as we venture out. It is about being bold, confident, action-oriented, and adaptable. We never wonder ‘What if…’ because we already did it!

We value Connection

What we do to the earth we do to ourselves; We are nature. For us, interdependence and CONNECTION to all things is a simple truth. Therefore, we take responsibility and feel accountable for every drop in the bucket and the energy that will inevitably ripple outward.

We value Purpose

We believe in doing the right thing (even when no one else is looking). Having PURPOSE and feeling inspired is our status quo. We are relentlessly passionate and grounded by humility.

In 2012, founders Blaze and Allison met in San Diego while working with children at a residential treatment facility. They both had adventurous spirits and a deep desire to make the world a better place. In the years that followed, the couple fell in love while exploring beautiful nature spaces in their DIY campervans. They eventually married in the mountains.

During those years, Blaze graduated top of his class to procure a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and established a practice helping clients that ranged from celebrity families to our disadvantaged neighbors. Allison became a Certified Yoga Therapist and helped a wide range of clients at top institutions and in private practice. They also worked hard to get people back into nature as much as possible.

At adventure wellness retreats, their special brand of experiential intervention created space for seemingly infinite magical moments in nature. They saw strangers become best friends overnight, members become lovers and even marry, and seekers find themselves while at their events. Time and time again, people were able to return from deep nature immersions to everyday life as happier and healthier human beings.

The couple also carved out time to keep customizing campers of all shapes and sizes so people could more easily and comfortably immerse themselves in nature. Little did they know at the time that this fun passion project would turn into their future path.

Blaze and Allison were excited by a growing and evolving following with thousands of participants and clients leading up to the Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020… which changed everything. Life was put on hold for them like it was for most people as a result of restrictions and the need for social distancing. So, the couple decided to again wander in a freshly built adventure habitat in search of the moments between moments, incredible experiences, and new clarity . For months, they discussed their next phase of life and tried to imagine the long-lasting impact of the pandemic. One thing was certain, it had accelerated a trend towards disconnection and increasing rates of problems related to mental, physical, and spiritual health.

More than ever before people would need opportunities to reconnect to self, tribe, and earth. As the new year brought renewed hope, Blaze and Allison realized that their passion projects would be the perfect way to help people deepen their connection to nature. They sold their DIY campervan and started to design more hand-crafted campers that anyone could afford.

WLDR Habitats™ was born.


01. Start with a canvas

We select only the best and most awesome pre-owned vehicles to become Adventure Habitats™

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02. Build a new habitat

Every habitat is built fresh from the ground up with all new parts from industry-leading companies

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03. Match with humans

Our habitats have everything you need for epic adventures so you can live your wildest

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About Us

This manifesto is our call to inspired action,

A REVOLUTION OF VALUES, a practice in humanity.

We believe in LOVE, FREEDOM, and CAMPFIRES.

Our pursuit is Happiness that is only real when shared.

The same goes for Life and Liberty. We are leaders, dreamers,

creators, adventurers, innovators, peace-makers, beneficent activists,

AND SO MANY MORE!

We believe in focusing on what really matters.

Have Less, Do More in Abundance.

Be the source of goodness.

Take only what you need and gift the rest

to someone who doesn't have enough. Experience Gratitude.

Hug longer, Laugh louder, Smile bigger, Love deeper,

GO SKINNY-DIPPING!

Disconnect to Reconnect. FIND YOURSELF lost in a moment.

Watch the sunset until all the color has bled from the sky...

Discover your place amongst the stars.

YOU ARE NATURE!

WHAT YOU DO TO THE EARTH YOU DO TO YOURSELF.

Pack-in, Pack-out: leave no trace -

but leave the world better than how you found it.

The world is in a significant time of transition,

NOW is our chance to restore balance.

This manifesto is our call to inspired action,

A REVOLUTION OF VALUES, a practice in humanity.

We believe in LOVE, FREEDOM, and CAMPFIRES.

Our pursuit is Happiness that is only real when shared.

The same goes for Life and Liberty. We are leaders, dreamers,

creators, adventurers, innovators, peace-makers, beneficent activists,

AND SO MANY MORE!

We imagine a world without money - in the meantime

vote with your dollars. Have Less, Do More in Abundance.

Focus on what really matters.

Take only what you need and gift the rest

to someone who doesn't have enough. Experience Gratitude.

Hug longer, Laugh louder, Smile bigger, Love deeper,

GO SKINNY-DIPPING!

Be the source of goodness.

Disconnect to Reconnect. FIND YOURSELF lost in a moment.

Watch the sunset until all the color has bled from the sky...

Discover your place amongst the stars.

YOU ARE NATURE!

WHAT YOU DO TO THE EARTH YOU DO TO YOURSELF.

Pack-in, Pack-out: leave no trace -

but leave the world better than how you found it.

Do the right thing (even when nobody’s looking).

Give a sh*t... because your life depends on it.

The world is in a significant time of transition,

NOW is our chance to restore balance.

The bottom line: we are Human, let's act like it!

Our Mission

We create space for people to deepen their connections to Self, Tribe, and Earth. WLDR aims to achieve our mission in three ways: (1) by offering affordable Adventure Habitats™ so people can easily and comfortably immerse themselves in nature, (2) by helping to facilitate meaningful and immersive group experiences, and (3) by supporting organizations that help kids connect with nature.

We value Love

LOVE is the fundamental impulse that drives everything we do. Together. We show up for each other, act with empathy, and live our truths. We empower and stand up for every community because we are all part of one human tribe.

We value Freedom

Every person has the FREEDOM to exist and be authentic within any space and time. We embrace creativity, self-expression, and uniqueness within the bounds of respect. The choice to protect the autonomy of others and learning from our mistakes is how we maintain our integrity.

We value Adventure

ADVENTURE is what happens when we commit ourselves in the journey. We explore our inner-landscapes as much as we venture out. It is about being bold, confident, action-oriented, and adaptable. We never wonder ‘What if…’ because we already did it!

We value Connection

What we do to the earth we do to ourselves; We are nature. For us, interdependence and CONNECTION to all things is a simple truth. Therefore, we take responsibility and feel accountable for every drop in the bucket and the energy that will inevitably ripple outward.

We value Purpose

We believe in doing the right thing (even when no one else is looking). Having PURPOSE and feeling inspired is our status quo. We are relentlessly passionate and grounded by humility.

These are our values:

 

Love

LOVE is the fundamental impulse that drives everything we do. Together. We show up for each other, act with empathy, and live our truths. We empower and stand up for every community because we are all part of one human tribe.

Freedom

Every person has the FREEDOM to exist and be authentic within any space and time. We embrace creativity, self-expression, and uniqueness within the bounds of respect. The choice to protect the autonomy of others and learning from our mistakes is how we maintain our integrity.

Adventure

ADVENTURE is what happens when we commit ourselves in the journey. We explore our inner-landscapes as much as we venture out. It is about being bold, confident, action-oriented, and adaptable. We never wonder ‘What if…’ because we already did it!

Connection

What we do to the earth we do to ourselves; We are nature. For us, interdependence and CONNECTION to all things is a simple truth. Therefore, we take responsibility and feel accountable for every drop in the bucket and the energy that will inevitably ripple outward.

Purpose

We believe in doing the right thing (even when no one else is looking). Having PURPOSE and feeling inspired is our status quo. We are relentlessly passionate and grounded by humility.

Frequently asked questions

Sort of, but not really. We know this isn’t the answer that you want, but please understand why it must be so. The entire build process begins when we source the best preowned ‘Canvas’ vehicles on the market and no two vehicles are exactly the same. The vehicle itself determines what build model styles we can choose from. Moreover, we build Adventure Habitats from vans, buses, trucks, and SUVs.

The most awesome way to find your perfect Adventure Habitat is to check out what we currently have available now or coming soon with an open mind and give us a call to see if it would be a good match for your needs. You can also join the waitlist if you are looking for a specific model and we will let you know as soon as the Canvas comes in. From there, you can either custom build your Adventure Habitat from the jump or wait until the finished product is for sale.

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Click here to learn about and join the waitlist.

Great question. We build awesome new Adventure Habitats out of the best pre-owned vehicles on the market so we can offer them at affordable prices. Our goal is to provide top-of-the-line and fully functional builds with industry-leading components at ¼-½ the price of our competition. Adventure Habitats typically sell anywhere from $40-60,000 depending on the build, but they can range from as low as $30,000 and as high as $80,000.

Whatever your budget, we would love to discuss your vision. Because we custom build each Adventure Habitat, we can usually find ways to make your dream a reality.

While we often build Adventure Habitats from van canvases, there are other vehicles that make awesome creations. The right short buses, trucks, and SUV’s all make great canvases. Therefore, let us know if you have a wild vision for your next Adventure Habitat and we will try to manifest it

All Adventure Habitats are NEW BUILDS from the ground on up but they begin with premium pre-owned vehicles. In other words, the vehicle canvas is pre-owned but everything we add to the vehicle to make it into an Adventure Habitat is new using industry leading products and services. We don’t skimp on anything, ever.

Not only does this allow us to drive down final costs for you, but we can help you avoid the dramatic depreciation that happens when you purchase a new camper. Most people who purchase this type of adventure vehicle intend to use it a lot and keep it for a long time. That means you will rack up the miles pretty quickly anyway and earn yourself a ding or two along the way. Built to last for hundreds of thousands of miles with routine maintenance, we do not believe there is a reason to start with a brand new vehicle anyway.

Yes. Depending on the point in the build process, you can customize many things. For example, if you buy in as soon as we receive a new canvas you can basically help us design everything from the layout to cabinetry colors to the size of the power bank..etc. If you find your perfect Adventure Habitat while we are in the middle of the build, we can still work with you to make certain customizations that are available at that time. Even once we finish a build, there are still opportunities for aesthetic customizations to make it your own and certain functional changes as well.

Let us start by saying that every state has different laws and processes pertaining to registering recreational vehicles. Therefore, please check with your local DMV. As far as we know, you can change the registration of a vehicle from automobile to recreational vehicle in every state. And there are reasons why you may want to do that.

To learn more and for an example about how to change your registration status in California, please check out our article on How to register your Adventure Habitat as a recreational vehicle.

There are three levels of warranties when it comes to Adventure Habitats. First, we DO warranty the build itself. Anything that relates to the craftsmanship and materials used in the production process of your vehicle is warrantied by us and/or our partners who work on them. Also covered are the manufacturer warranties for all the individual components used to build your Adventure Habitats. This would cover things like an inverter failing for no fault of your own and must be dealt with the manufacturer directly (make sure to register everything in the packet we provide for you).

Lastly, some people may want to warranty the vehicle itself. By law, pre-owned vehicles are sold ‘as is’ and do not come with a warranty. We go to great lengths to try to prevent any issues, including testing and evaluation of vehicles, but we can’t control for something that happens organically as you roll down the open road. Nevertheless, please always reach out to us because we will always try to see if we can help in some way!

Alternatively, there are third-party companies who will provide warranties on the vehicle itself. But please do your research and make sure they are reputable and worth the coverage.

Awesome! We love when people want to build their own DIY campers. That said, we also know that there are many hurdles and challenges that you will confront along the way – some of them costly mistakes and still others very dangerous. For that reason, we have two avenues for people who want to build a DIY camper: (1) we can produce a partial build for you with some of the more complicated and/or technical elements leaving space for you to put your spin on the rest and (2) we provide consultation services for people who want to build their own.

Contact us if you still have questions.