Sam is a ‘new traveller’ or nomad. Since 2010 her and her partner have lived a nomadic life on the road in the UK and on the continent. She became aware of new travellers in 1990 as the rave scene exploded and some friends took to living in vehicles travelling from party to rave to festival in the summer and staying on sites in the winter. She was always interested in the scene and kept in touch with it as it developed and then came crashing down as a result of the CJA (criminal justice act) in 1995. She is a keen environmentalist and has spent time on some protest sites trying to protect ancient forests being destroyed. She encourages the use of renewable energy, growing and eating organic food and living more in harmony with each other and nature.
Sam Van Dweller
I’ve been involved in the New Traveller scene since 1990 as the rave scene exploded. Some of my friends took to living in vehicles travelling from party to rave to festival in the summer and staying on sites in the winter. I’m a keen environmentalist and have spent time on some protest sites trying to protect ancient forests being destroyed. I have been building up a website since 2005 called Positive Evolution filled with lots of alternative things as well as information about New Travellers and festival reviews. I’m also in a folky type band with my partner, I sing and play bodhran, we are called Undying Heads.