“We have nothing to lose and a world to see”

Living in a camper and living tiny has become a massive movement in the last few years. With the help of Instagram and the #vanlife, this lifestyle has become a dream for many. It is a way to escape a tedious office job and see the world. Because living in a camper is all beaches and beautiful sunsets, right?

Wrong. I’m here to tell you what it’s really like, as someone who’s actually done it -and still is doing it. This life is not always about yoga, sunrises, and surfboards its about trying to park quietly on side streets, showering secretly outside, sleeping in front of the office – ready for the night shift, pee on the side of the highway and … its also about pooping in bags so so much pooping in bags……learn the hole digging thing hobby…

Living in a van is 90% incredible. The other 10% of it is a little more complicated than that. But it made my life easier. I could compete, train, study and live out of my van, be more flexible and cut the costs in travel expenses – for a part.

One day you’ll look back on this journey and think “That was one hell of a ride”.

If you’d told me a year  ago that I would be able to convert my own van into home again, I definitely wouldn’t have believed you! I converted it by myself …. Bringing not only winter stuff, also kites and other water gear. It felt good to achieve a dream again and although it’s still pretty shabby in places, low tech it’s very much mine and I’m quite proud, considering I have never done anything like that before! Easy to complete, easy to use and easy to fix. Maybe it’s not grand, maybe it’s not glamorous, but at least it’s mine.

Although I plunged in at the deep end in the middle of the winter,  with no wiring  or any building experiences, and just gave it a spontaneous  go again, I love it.   With a lot of trying ( finding ways that didn`t work), googling, reading and YouTubing I made the project, the van, the solar panels, the electricity, the wood work, the storage for the gear. A bed, shower, toilet, little kitchen….. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t experience fear. Drilling a hole in the roof, like the neigbor old me; “you only got one chance”. I figured it all out on the way. How hard can it be..?

All the place we`ve been, the people we`ve met, the things we `ve done along the way, the challenges we`ve faced, the adventures we`ve found.  little moments, big memories. Going through things I never thought I would go through, it took me to places I never thought I would get to. Travel is  not reward for working, its education for living. The van teaches me every day on the road to release control and cherish he moment! “

From a little kid I always dreamed about the beach, surfing, vanlife…and now finally I can say I did it. With an aim to inspire you to live life to the fullest, tomorrow may never be! Discover it all along the way. Giving you  a place on my frontseat with me, showing you all about the vanlife adventures, the competitions, my dreams, the struggles of vanlife and the reality behind a girl solo on the road.