Camper van Conversion: Water System in our Kitchen

Running water, who doesn’t want that wherever they are? To fill up a glass of water when you’re thirsty, or to do the dishes after dinner, it’s so simple yet incredibly convenient. Installing your own simple water system in your camper van is actually quite easy to do. It took us only an hour or so to install ours, and we will explain just how we did this below.   Our setup We’ve chosen to go for a simple drainage system without hot water. Things will get more complicated if one wants to install a mixer tap and have running…

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Fresh start: we have updated our website!

We are so happy to finally share our updated website with you all! When we started in July last year, our domain had the extension .blog. This was due to the fact that the .com version had already been reserved and became too expensive at the time. Last week we checked again, and saw that it had become available! Our life just got a fresh start, as we just moved in to our new home on wheels and are traveling through Europe. So if we update our domain, why wouldn’t we just give the entire website a fresh look as…

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Starting zero waste vanlife

Today, we’re starting our life on the road. We spent the past few days visiting family and saying our goodbyes. We were lucky to be invited for lunch and dinner quite often, and haven’t cooked in the van much just yet. Before we set off, we stuffed the fridge with some leftover fruit, vegetables, and other lovely food that Jordy’s parents gave us. A few days ago however, I was craving something tasty to drink - a switch from water really. We also needed some extra items for lunch and dinner the next day. So, I went to a grocery…

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Camper van Conversion: Bungee Wardrobe/Closet

Living in a tiny home, be it settled down or on the road, means that there is less space to store your belongings. When we prepared to move into our self-built camper van, we regularly scanned through our wardrobe and selected a few items to donate. Eventually, we ended up with about five sets of clothing each. Most items are relatively practical and most suitable for hiking and other adventures in nature. However much clothing you may own, you will have to store it somewhere within your camper van. But it doesn’t stop with just clothing; your pots, pans and…

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Start of life on the road: our travel plans

Our camper van conversion project is officially done! The final finishing touches have been completed and we’re finally busy sorting out the last stuff and packing up our little home on wheels as we are writing this blog post!     Paperwork Our camper van was inspected 10 days ago already, and was officially classified as a camper. Yet we are still awaiting the documentation. Here in the Netherlands, you have the possibility to register your self-built camper van as a camper and get 75% off of your road tax. This is great of course, and we went for it!…

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Camper van conversion: how to build a sofa bed

A comfortable bed makes a house a home. Or should we say makes a camper van a home? In our camper van conversion, building the bed was the most important part. Everything else we built and included in our RV was built around our comfortable nest. A good night’s sleep is the most precious thing, and since we will be living in our camper van full time, there was no way in which we’d compromise on that!   Designing the layout  Before we bought our van, we had some ideas of the layout and knew which items we’d like to…

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