Time for a shower 🚿!
Some of you asked us... and YES we can take a shower while traveling in our van! With a limit of 8 liters we actually can take a quick shower to refresh ourselves 🙌🏻 and it works out pretty well.
Would you take a shower like that?
Even though you live in a car, you can follow SHL hockey eyes.
Captured by @unfollowthenorm
'Our morning routines when we are on the road with Rudi are so relaxed... most of the time a quick breakfast is the first thing, checking the route for the day and for sure a quick Instagram check to see what’s going on 😉. What’s the first thing you are do in the morning?'
📍 Switzerland 📷 by @pinepins
2054237 hours ago
Having a tiny home typically means having a tiny bathroom... but it’s big enough for me.
Don't ever believe for one second that life in a van is easy. That we live cushy lives on four wheels because we sometimes get to wake up by the ocean or spend a night cradled amongst mountains. It's important that we don't forget the hard work that got us here, the months of graft and the hours of planning and saving. And not to forget that that was just the start of it all, and that there are constant challenges to face every day that could make or break a person quite easily. And it nearly has us many times.⠀
To drive across four countries with no windscreen wipers, vision obscured by rain, to drive through deepening snow with no chains on our wheels, is to live that little bit closer to the edge. To drive along a steep rocky scree track in the dark to escape from howling winds, to attempt a mountain pass braved only by 4x4s who shook their heads at us in disdain, to push our van to its very limits is to relish challenge and delight in its glow of accomplishment. But our endeavours aren't always successful, and the lowest of the lows hit on difficult days, days we wish we'd chosen to live in a house made of bricks and mortar instead of a rusty shell. But bricks and mortar need mending too, and steel and oil are more familiar beasts.⠀
To live that little bit nearer the edge, to remove ourselves from comfort, to be pushed so close to our limits, these are the things we crave to feel alive. To test ourselves, to feel fulfilled, to know what we’re capable of. These are the reasons we live in a van, and these are the reasons we call the road our home.⠀ #VanCrush
Repost from @fromrusttoroadtrip
2831312 days ago
📸 : In my last post I was asking you guys to wich place you want to return to. Well, this is one of ours ⛰. It’s a lovely little spot located north of Arco in Italy. We found this spot on our very first trip with our bus in 2017, and came back on our last trip as well. It looks super unspectacular but it’s a truly great place. You are alone in the mountains with great climbing spots all around. There are many more spots to find around that location, so I can highly recommend it if you are in that area. What are your favorite spots? Let us know ✌️️ >>>
❤️ @Vanlifeing_com for your next weekend outdoors.
gloomy coastal days☁️ (actually just stuck in the sand)
117236 minutes ago
Just sittin’ here wide open☺️🚌
18248 minutes ago
I just love the original green metal in the bus don't you? This is by far the area that needs the most work- yet I still like looking at it how it is. I like the opportunity not being finished presents, so we can 'finish' it however we want. I like a project I guess 😂 yesterday I felt fairly disillusioned with staying committed to my 30 days of posts ( this is day 12 btw) because I've already posted 4 pics I don't feel are quite the quality I'm wanting to share. So sorry insta fam! I'm hoping the rest of this month I can not only post a photo a day- but a beautiful photo at that. Monday's are for fresh starts right? Enjoy your week, make it a good one!
Well this is certainly a different look for the bus. Especially coming from Florida.
I’m pleased to tell you it’s been very cozy in the bus lately, even with the temperatures in the teens some nights. A big reason for this is our Cubic Mini wood stove. Man that thing packs a punch!
In addition to the wood stove, our Pioneer mini split does heat as well. We do have to be plugged into power to use the heat function.
In the next few weeks we’ll be finishing the “winterization” of the bus. This little lady is getting a skirt!
Are you living in a cold area this winter? What are you doing to prepare for the cold?
Day of Paella (Spanish rice dish with seafood). Thanks to our friend mum with whom we stay at the moment, I (Elerin) learn to cook delicious traditional Spanish dishes. Especially tasty homemade recipes. Actually making paella is not so difficult at all, and besides it's so delicious!
As Claudio is having already many days pretty bad fever, we hope this dish and of course a lot of rest helps him to gain some energy and recover faster!
“We’re gonna get right back to where we started from...”
I don’t always start my posts with song lyrics, but when I do, I do it twice in a row. •
Since we’ve gotten a fair amount of new followers we thought we’d do a quick family intro, in case you’re interested in knowing a little more about us than what’s in our bio. •
We’re David (33), Casey (32 next week), Violet (7), Beatrice (5.5), and Harrison Gray (very much 2). Originally from the DMV, this past summer we got rid of 1/3 of our stuff, stored 1/3 of our stuff, and packed the last 1/3 into a 33.5 foot fifth wheel travel trailer with the hope of searching the US for a place to settle down as a family (mostly we’re in the market for warmer locales). Before moving forward with our grande RV tour, we toyed around with the idea of settling in downtown DC, suburban MD, and rural VA, but none of those options seemed right for us. Since we love traveling as a family and the 5 of us generally end up piled up in the same corner of any home we’ve lived in, we figured RV life might be a good fit, at least for awhile. So what started as a couple of vague, dream-scenario conversations 3 years ago turned into a reality this past September. We’ve been on the road for 2 months now and we are all truly loving it! •
David works from the road as a graphic-designing #digitalnomad while Casey and the kids spend their days #roadschooling, so we typically do our family adventuring, hiking, and touring in the evenings and weekends, and on random afternoons. Our goal is to be on the road for about a year, maybe a bit longer. Where will we end up? Your guess is as good as ours! Next up on the itinerary: Florida, Texas, and SoCal and some cities in between. We’re happy to have you traveling along with us as we experience America and RV living - the good, the bad, and the craze-mazing.
72102 hours ago
Isolamento do teto: feito!
Primeiro limpamos bem as canaletas que tem no teto, depois cortamos o 3TC com um estilete e colamos com um adesivo de contato. O resultado ficou melhor do que esperávamos, o que vc achou? 😁
Agora faltam as laterais, assoalho e por aí vai...
11042 hours ago
⚡️🔌🔋 Bradley hooking up the battery control board we’re borrowing from our friends’ VW bus for the winter.