Eustace Conway is naturalist. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote book about him, titled The Last American Man.
He was also subject of Adventures In the Simple Life written by Sarah Vowel on radio show This American Life.
Eustace was born in Columbia South Carolina, on September 15, 1961. His full name is Eustace Robinson Conway IV. He graduated on Appalachian State University with Bachelor degree in Anthropology and English.
His father’s name was Eustace Robinson Conway III and mothers’s Karen Conway. He have three siblings, two brothers and sister: Waltson, Judson and Martha Conway.
When Eustace was 17 years old he left his home and he started to live in the woods in a tipi. He was hiked the whole Appalachian Trail. He says that he has set world record for going through America on horse from Atlantic to Pacific.
According to the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, such as the book Bud & Me, this record was done in just 62 days. At first this journey started by brothers Temple and Bud Abernathy in August, 1911. They rode 5,824 km from New York to San Francisco.
Turtle Island Preserve was lifelong dream founded by Eustace in 1987. That is environmental education center near Boone, North Carolina. It has 1000-acre wildlife preserve.
This Eustace’s journey was reported in episode “Adventures in the Simple Life” of radio show “This American Life” in September 1998. Eustace had some recordings taped on hand-held recorder.
In 2003, Jack Bibbo has directed documentary movie of Eustace life, titled Full Circle: A Life Story of Eustace Conway. Eustace was also one of the characters in documentary movie Reconvergence in 2012.
In 2012, Eustace appeared in Mountain Men, which are reality series on History channel.
In November 2012, Turtle Island Preserve was forced to exclude the public access, because of traditional buildings violate the construction code. In December same year, Eustace seems to making progress towards reaching a resolution with the North Carolina Building Code Council.
After that, he was arrested for relocating neighborhood property to a property dispute, continuing legal challenges on Turtle Island. This problems gained the notice of state officials, so state’s House and Senate voted to pass H774.
Eustace is one of people who are contended with single life. He is dedicated to the nature and he is taking care of his home and Turtle Island Preserve. He never had need to get married and have kids. He believe that one person is self-sufficient.
People suspect that he might be gay because of his single life, but he didn’t gave any reason for that either.
Full name: Eustace Robinson Conway IV
Nick name: Eustace
Date of birth: September 15, 1961
Birth place: Columbia, South Carolina
Residence: Columbia, South Carolina
Education: Appalachian State University
Personal Life and Family
Father name: Eustace Robinson Conway III
Mother name: Karen Conway
Sister name: Martha
Brother’s names: Judson and Walton
Marital status: Not married
Girlfriend name: /
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Personal Look and Measurements
Body measurements: Unknown
Chest size: Unknown
Hair Color: Grey
Eye color: Dark Brown
Waist size: Unknown
Arms/Biceps size: Unknown
Shoe size: Unknown
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $2 million
Annual salary: $130,000
Eustace have profiles on Facebook and Twitter. He also have official site for Turtle Island Preserve.
His Facebook account is actually his personal profile. Link is: https://www.facebook.com/eustace.conway.1.
His Twitter profile have 1200 followers. Link is: https://twitter.com/eustace_conway?lang=en.
Official web site of Turtle Island is: http://www.turtleislandpreserve.org/.
Interesting Facts about Eustace Conway
He decided to live as single man, without wife or kids. He is dedicated to the nature and he is trying to explore all of it. He had one girlfriend which name is Donna, and she is married now.
Eustace was born on September 15, 1961, in Columbia, South Carolina. His full name is Eustace Robinson Conway IV. His mother’s name is Karen and father’s Eustace Robinson Conway III. HE have sister Martha and brothers Walton and Judson.
He graduated at Appalachian State University.
When he was 17 years old, he left his home and family to live in woods in tipi. He sat world record for crossing America on horse for 62 days.
In 1987 he founded Turtle Island Preserve. In 2003, he appeared in documentary Full Circle: A Life Story of Eustace Conway. In 2012, he was one of characters in documentary Reconvergence. In 2012, he started with Mountain Men on History channel.
He is not married and he doesn’t have kids. He decided to live single life and to explore nature.