5 tips to find “wild” parking spots

Waking up with the sound of the birds singing, the wind shaking the tree leaves and maybe even a gurgling stream. Heaven right? I bet that when you think of traveling in a van, this is the kind of scenario you're imagining. Here you will find some tips on how to find great "wild" parking … Continue reading 5 tips to find “wild” parking spots

How to: make money on the road

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0piX__UR1k This is the question I receive more often: how on earth do I manage to make money on the move? Many assume that one must be rich, have rich parents funding the travels, have a sugar daddy or win the lottery to afford such a lifestyle. Well, let me tell you, they couldn’t be … Continue reading How to: make money on the road

How to: shower while travelling in a van

So, this is probably one of the most frequently asked question: how can you travel without having your B.O. your announcing your arrival? Well, let me start by saying one thing: if you are an hygiene freak that showers twice a day using dozens of beauty products, van life might not be for you. Things get … Continue reading How to: shower while travelling in a van

Travelling in the EU with your dog

So, you have seen wonderful pictures of people exploring the world with their furry friends and you cannot wait to start your own journey.  You saved up for it, you are happy with your van setup and have a clear idea of where you want to go. Sorry to be a killjoy but there is still one thing … Continue reading Travelling in the EU with your dog

Pros and Cons of travelling with your dog friend

The main reason why I chose to be travelling by van was that I wanted to have Odie with me. A van seemed the most viable option. Too many bus, train, plane companies do not accept dogs, not to mention the difficulties you might have to find a suitable accommodation. Despite being the most practical solution, … Continue reading Pros and Cons of travelling with your dog friend

How to get gas in your van – Campingaz 907

Another scary step of your van conversion: installing the gas to use for the kitchen. It i VERY important to plan thoroughly were and how to install your gas bottle and to be aware all of the necessary safety rules. You really don't want to mess up with gas! In the UK anyone can install its own … Continue reading How to get gas in your van – Campingaz 907

Changing spark plugs for Dummies

Having difficulties switching on your van especially when it's cold outside? If your battery is working fine, it's probably your spark plugs that need changing. The spark plugs are those little things that produce the spark needed to ignite the fuel and air in the engine hence initiating the combustion. I think of it like the … Continue reading Changing spark plugs for Dummies

Building the kitchen structure (build 1)

I must admit, my woodworking skills are not the greatest. The kitchen was built in a real rush (less than 4days) and I'm not 100% with the result. I thought I would share some pictures anyway  to show that even without any experience, you can build a half decent kitchen. The first step was to … Continue reading Building the kitchen structure (build 1)

Installing the LED lights – IKEA Dioder

Once installed the second battery and the split charge relay (more here), my mission was to put the LED lightning on the roof. I decided to go for a set of IKEA Dioder lights as they were cheap, easy to find and had good reviews online. I wired mine directly to the leisure battery, running it through a … Continue reading Installing the LED lights – IKEA Dioder

Laying the vinyl floor

Once the van floor has been fully insulated and ply lined, you are ready to lay the vinyl floor. I've chose vinyl instead of carpet/wooden flooring as it's super easy to lay, to clean and as it doesn't easily get damaged by water. Take the measurements from your van floor and cut the vinyl. Leave … Continue reading Laying the vinyl floor