About

Our VW Bus has been with us for 7 years now. We bought it when my daughter was born for the simple pleasure of having a VW Bus. Eventually she became our pampered one but we never had the money to fix the coach and the chassis, they were very damaged. But we love it very much. We transported all the materials that today form our house: woods, veneers, cement, bathrooms, electricity and much more. We also used it for many household relocations for us and for others. We also used it to take our children and their classmates to school for a year. And when things got ugly in Argentina we decided to put her together to take off and travel. During the trip we added many things that were necessary that we could live as comfortable as possible since we are 4 people. We have fixed it several times and we will go ahead despite the breakdowns, which are part of this traveling life!

 

Mission

We travel to enjoy the new landscapes that we get to know. But the most important reason is, that we can learn from the different communities that populate our continent, to give our children insights which the school will never show them. Like to have critical thinking about the different american people and to understand why we are and who we are.

 

FAQ’s

What does the BusLife mean to you?

What we always tell people who dream of buying a VW Bus is: You are not buying just a car, you are also buying the “membership” of a large community of people who help each other, no matter where you are on the world. Mechanics dedicated exclusively to VW’s you find in every country that we have traveled to. And they always welcome us with open arms. At this very moment I am writing you from the garage of Cupido Motorizado, a repair shop dedicated to these beautiful vehicles. Today we came back for the third time just to say hello, because we are already very close friends of this beautiful family, who has helped us a lot. They gave us a place to stay while our VW Bus was getting fixed. We have shared many lunches, dinners, trips around the city and many good conversations. All because of the passion that binds us together.

What are the biggest advantages and challenges of living the BusLife?

I think I answered the first part of the question above. But I can also add that having a VW Bus is eye-catching to others and people empathize very quickly and very well with it. It creates a certain sense of friendship. For example, they take a lot of pictures of us along the way. And that helps us a lot when we stop to sell our crafts.

 

The challenges… Today anyone travels in a Pick-up for example. Anyone can make many of the paths we do. But doing it with a VW Bus is sometimes a challenge. It’s not so easy to get through certain roads, but we tried it in different ways and finally we managed it. Many are astonished when we tell them that we pass through deserts, stony paths in the mountains, rivers, or heights of 4500 meters above sea level without break downs… at least not ours!

 

Tell us your favourite destination you have travelled to so far?

We can’t mention just one, it’s impossible. But I can tell you that climbing the Parón Lagoon in Peru was a super challenge. Which has had its good reward with the impressive place, where our fat girl took us. (the VW Bus, we call her our fat girl)

 

Having traveled half a continent with its incredible and dissimilar landscapes, is the destination that we have liked the most.

 

What’s your favourite thing about your VW Bus?

Her image is all scruffy and painted with the love of everyone who intervened, her endurance, her slow movement, that landscape speed that she gives us, her simplicity… All!! We love her still old and scruffy.

What advise would you give to anyone starting a travel adventure in a VW Bus?

Don’t think too much, let it go, your way will bring you everything you need, when the time is right. Patience.

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