Of course living in a tiny space for a long time can be tough. It can be insanely cold, the type of cold where water containers freeze solid and the condensation from your breath freezes on cold surfaces then melts in the morning sun, creating inside rain. Not being able to stretch out in your bed (if you’re 6’2”) or having the ability to jump in a hot shower after a day of muddy adventuring. There are many things that are not ideal, but that being said, these are the compromises we take to allow us to lead this life. And the positives far outweigh the negatives. Aside from having amazing bedroom window views, you bring your home with you everywhere you go and so always have everything you need. What better when you reach an awesome spot than to pull out a camp chair, make a cup of tea sit and enjoy the view.
Driving such an iconic vehicle always draws a lot of attention. There are times when we wish we were a little more inconspicuous in big cities or when trying to discreetly free-camp. But most of the time driving a vintage vehicle brings smiles, waves, thumbs up, shakas and friendly strangers keen to see inside and ask questions. In places where language differences limit communication the dust covering the bus’ backend is useful for scribbling ‘VW 1972’ in!