I am Tiago Brugnara and my VW Bus is called Castelhana.

The VW Bus was meant to realize my dream of traveling. But driving down the roads of the southern  continent and feeling the positive energy of all the people who talked to me, the VW Bus became the dream itself.  I traveled alone with her for 17,000 km. We talked often, we had a lot of laughs and also some fights, after all, not always the engine 1.4 flex year 2010 responded well to the challenges. Before being mine, my VW Bus carried children to school in the municipality of Mato Castelhano.


I travel because it’s the only thing I can do. I’m curious about the world, experience and stories. Every conversation is a lesson about a part of the world, about a society. The road gave me a lot of friends. Travelers have a different look at life.


What does the BusLife mean to you?

Simplicity. Minimalism. Solidarity. World knowledge and self-knowledge.

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

Living outside of the system is a challenge all day long. All simple tasks take on a much greater difficulty and time in our daily lives. However, exactly why we are focused on solving simple problems and primitive problems, we concentrate on the moment. Living in the present.

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

CARRETERA AUSTRAL, capital letters.

What’s your favourite thing about your VW Bus?

The glow in the eyes of the people who look at it.

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

Seal the dust inlets.

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