Barenakedfamily was featured on Local 8 News San Diego because of our Rent A Family campaign. Ron and Dave came over to our RV home and talked with us about who we are and what we do. They followed us in a neighborhood as we offered our Family for rent.
That's Ron with a camera and Dave the producer following us on the 'Doorsteps of America'.
Our story was aired in San Diego on July 30, 2004 around 6:30pm on San Diego channel 8. Following are excerpts from their website in the 'Families First' section...
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FIRST (07.30.04) They call themselves the "bare
naked family." and no, they're not nudists, but they've given up most
the trappings of modern family life. We caught up with them in Escondido
-- the latest stop in a cross-country adventure that has no end in sight.Full
FAMILY GIVES IT ALL UP, HITS THE ROAD
(07-30-2004) - They call themselves the "bare naked
family." and no, they're not nudists, but they've given up most the
trappings of modern family life. We caught up with them in Escondido -- the
latest stop in a cross-country adventure that has no end in sight.
An RV is home for Greg and Jenn White, and their three kids. Greg left a six-figure career with dell computer that had given him almost everything he could want.
“We had two rental homes and the home we were living in and cars and boats and all that stuff, but I still didn't find the time with my family that I desired,” Greg said.
So the Whites created their own version of the American dream. For three years, they've traveled the country, visiting 40 states and logging 50,000 miles.
“We get to meet new kids and new families and travel all over and see stuff kids don't usually get to,” one of the White kids said.
And mom and dad never worry about a lack of "quality time."
“I taught my girls to read. How many dads can say that?” Greg said.
Not only do they learn and play together -- they work as a family too. They make a living going door-to-door, offering to do odd jobs.
Greg admits money is tight, but the payoff is the time they spend together and the people they inspire along the way.
The Whites know few people would choose this lifestyle, but they believe every family can benefit by examining their priorities.
“I think if a lot of people can step outside of, I gotta do this for money, and say what do a need to do to be a family, they will find what they need to be doing,” he said.
The Whites have created a non-profit foundation that works to improve family relationships. For more information, click here.
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