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For over a decade, filmmaker and pro surfer Cyrus Sutton (@cyrus_sutton) lived in the back of his custom-assembled van. “I built it out with all the amenities of a house — save a toilet,” says Cyrus, who’s originally from Southern California. He’s been spending more time at his new homestead outside of Portland, Oregon, but the years he spent waking up where he parked, never far from a beautiful landscape, have changed his life and informed his perspective. “It’s a lifestyle that has made me consume less, spend more time outdoors and develop a more rigorous work ethic by removing distractions and stripping me of any false senses of security,” he says.