Well we’ve done it again (top left pic)… just can’t stay away from some type of van! I’ve just driven our latest acquisition back to France. Just a small one this time but long enough for a full length bed!!
Ever since Ian and I met we’ve shared a love of road-tripping and an outdoor way of life as ongoing adventures - between our sits . We started out in the US when we bought a big old RV and travelled the southern states for 6 months. From there we’ve had little vans, just big enough to make lunch and a cuppa, then during lock-down a big conversion project to transform a Boxer into a tiny stealth home on wheels. That one we had to sell due to registration issues in bureaucratic France. But on this trip back to the UK where we offloaded one English car, we couldn’t resist exchanging for a mid-size van to convert into a weekender It will have a removable box unit that converts to cooking and sleeping space that doesn’t interfere with the van’s structure.
The benefits of a van for us just can’t be overlooked anymore! Our electric car is useless for long journeys to sits, and having the option for overnight stops with the long distances involved in France and Europe makes a huge difference. And just the chance to stop overnight and make a camp makes us feel alive and connected with nature!
I know many of you also have vans, motorhomes or something inbetween… would love to see some pictures and hear what draws you, and keeps you hooked on vans! Or does the thought horrify you?