What would you do if you made millions playing Major League Baseball? Just because you’re in the big leagues doesn’t mean you have to live big. It seems like everyone is getting into the Global Tiny House Movement these days…

daniel-norris2Case in point: Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris. This weekend he prevented a sweep by AL Central’s #1 the Cleveland Indians over the Tigers. Sunday night’s win kept the Tigers in the running for the No. 2 wild card spot for the American League Championships. For now he’s treating every start like his biggest start but what will he do in the post season? Probably resume Instagram worthy adventures in his 1978 Volkswagen Van called Shaggy, no doubt a reference to the Mystery Machine in Scooby Doo.


His life off season has been quite colorful, living in his van that gives him the freedom to surf, hike, and cook where he likes. Last spring he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but didn’t announce it until he was in the clear at the end of the season on Instagram. (Follow him on Instagram at danielnorris18)

Most of the pictures he posts on social media are surfing in Nicaragua and roadtrips with Oregon with filmmaker Ben Moon.

“We did a stop in Colorado, Utah, seemingly everywhere,” the 23 year old told MLB back in January. “It broke down twice. We were basically camped out in Boulder, Colo., for five days while it was getting fixed. It was frustrating at the time, but obviously looking back, it was awesome.

“We were both getting frustrated, and then we were like, ‘You know what, we’re going to look back at this and laugh: Hey, remember that time we traveled from Kansas to Boulder, Colo., in third gear with one cylinder missing going 35 miles an hour for 8 1/2 hours?'”

We hope he has insurance. Don’t forget to insure your tiny home! Get a quote today: http://tinyhome.insure/buy-insurance/

Short from his time with the Blue Jays: VICE Sports

More information: Fox Sports Article

Photos Source and more pictures to view!

“Be kind. Be courteous. Love others and be happy. It’s that simple.” – Daniel Norris

Sounds like a wonderful philosophy.

Update! With the Indians in the 2016 World Series, Norris likely back on the open roads! Check out with YETI Presents: Offseason

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