Meet the ‘Sisters on the Fly’ Mobile Living Gang

| 8/3/2017 10:26:00 AM

The following post is an excerpt from Tiny Homes on the Move (Shelter Publications, 2014) by long-time Mother Earth News contributor Lloyd Kahn. This book chronicles 21st-century nomads: people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time.

I hope to turn you on to a few wonderful elements of the vintage ­trailering community, which has added so much to my life.  I am a member of an All-Girl gang called the Sisters on the Fly, which numbers more than 3,000 “Sisters” throughout the U.S.A., with a few Sisters in the UK, Canada, and Australia. We are growing by leaps and bounds, and I am proud to be Sister #203.

The group was founded by Maurrie Sussman and her sister Becky, who wanted to fly fish in remote areas with some level of comfort and security. They decided to share this idea with friends and family, inspired in part by their adventuresome mom, Mazie.

Over the years, Sisters on the Fly has empowered women of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences to come out and camp together in a safe, generous, and joyful way.

The Trailer Life on the Road

Over the years, it has blossomed into a terrific organization that empowers women of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences to come out and camp together in a safe, generous, and joyful way. The key components of this “gang” are our trailers, which have been restored, modified, gussied-up, and decorated to the nth degree, often with fabulous murals to greet our fellow travelers with.

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