Vanniversary part three. The Tower world chewed me up and spit me out. Physically, mentally and financially, it exhausted me. I lost over $200k during the time I worked on cell towers. I nearly died. Was regularly injured, including once getting hit in the head with a 20ft steel beam. I did little climbing, and only had three months of true adventure travel. I call this part of living on the road because I was rarely anywhere for very long and spent a third of my time in my truck, a third in hotels and a third on couches.
In between the hard times of Tower Work I kept finding myself back in South Dakota remodeling houses and apartments. Little did I know that when it all came crashing down around me, I’d find I was actually pretty good at remodeling. In this piece I’ll tie up the loose ends of the saga of the Tower world and how I managed to start Nomad Construction, a 100% viable and fun way to fund my travels. At the end I’ll introduce the topic of my final two stories. Link in bio! Leave a comment if you enjoy...In the photos I’m bouldering in Rocktown during a rare break from Tower Work, working in a burn house in Brookings, SD, enjoying a casual Friday on a tower above Alabama, surveying my Grandpa surveying our work, and riding the ferry out of Torres Del Paine in southern Patagonia. #towerclimber #vanlife #bouldering #torresdelpaine