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Busking and Vanlife in New Zealand, South Island

April 2015 The South Island of New Zealand was definitely on our list for top places we wanted to visit, regardless of whether it would be good for busking or not. This was also the first designation that we were going to travel through by camper van. It definitely inspired us to take on the vanlife Read More

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Installing a Camper Van Roof Vent

Installing a roof vent should probably be done either at the beginning of a camper van conversion. We didn’t put one in when we first started the conversion and now we have, I wish we’d done it earlier. If you are planning to go to somewhere hot in the summer or do a lot of Read More

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Designing Your Van For Free With SketchUp

There are lots of things to consider when designing your van. You need to decide what is most important to you so that you can make your van unique to you.  Ours was slightly more unusual in that it needed to be designed around music. For example we needed to build storage that would specifically fit our Read More

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Constructing a Camper Van Bed

Speaking from our experience, seen as the bed doubles up as seating during the day, it was the most important part of the build. As soon as we fitted the bed in place it immediately transformed the space from a van into a campervan. Like most van dwellers and travellers, our days are spent exploring, Read More

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Our Van History

We love the campervan lifestyle and the freedom it gives you when travelling. The history of vans we have owned and rented before buying our current one helped us to figure out how we wanted to design ours, what features worked best in a van and what we did not like about earlier ones, to Read More

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Solar Power on a Budget in a VW T4

Solar power is an absolute god send for Vanlifers and it does not have to cost that much. We very rarely stay in campsites or places that have an available electricity hook up, so an on board power system was a must. We also love the idea of being as self-sufficient as possible and making Read More

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Vanlife Intro

Since May 2016 we have embraced vanlife after leaving our rented apartment and lived life on the road! After a first summer away we are staying in a cottage over the winter to upgrade the van and prepare for travels again next summer. The van we chose was a VW T4 and was half converted when Read More