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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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Busking in New Zealand, North Island

APRIL 2015 After months in South Australia and Victoria, busking in New Zealand meant a new country was going to be added to our list! It’s strange how some countries can be completely different to play music in. It also means getting used to a whole new set of rules and regulations. We flew to Read More

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Busking Amp Review

Over the years we’ve been through around four different versions of our busking amp equipment. We’ve worked up to what we now think is a system that provides as good a sound as we could achieve on the street.  Having good equipment is vital for buskers. It can really make the difference in some cases, between 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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Busking in Europe, England

After a few months of being based in Yorkshire for the winter we were excited when we got the opportunity to go away for a few days and get back on the road, busking in new places once more. We were booked for a couple of gigs a few days in a row in slightly Read More

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Busking in Australia, Victoria

Victoria was the second region of Australia we had tried busking in. The first was South Australia. It took at 10 hour coach journey to get from Adelaide to Ararat and the view did not differ much from this on the way. It was a huge change from living in Adelaide for a month! ARARAT We got Read More

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Busking in Australia, South Australia

JANUARY 2015 Deciding whether to busk in Australia was a big deal for us. It was all the way around the other side of the world and we were a little worried about what would happen if something went wrong over there. Before we left we made sure we had enough money saved in case 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. On the road, 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 Read More