Morning meetings will take place right here in the van from now on 🚐 🙌🏼 Very fortunate to have the van build to keep us busy during isolation and over the last few days have built these storage seats as well as this slide out table. Hit a few snags along the way but got there in the end and pretty happy with how it's all taking shape 😁 @vanlifestraya
59 45810 hours ago
Life has been a little wild lately to say the least. I’ve been working 12-18 hour days due to the COVID-19 outbreak and had some heavy things going on in my personal life. This man has been my rock through it all. He is my reminder that there are better days ahead. Whether it’s happy times or challenging times, we work as a team and make the best of it all.
Stay positive, keep laughing, and most importantly...move forward. 💜
Wir lieben lieben lieben den Frühling! Heute haben wir unseren Balkon auf Vordermann gebracht, den Grill rausgeholt und ein paar Kräuter eingepflanzt.
Die Haut wird wieder dunkler, die Haare heller und die Stimmung wird besser! Lasst es euch gut gehen, genießt die Sonne und bleibt positiv gestimmt! #sweden#scandinavia#happymoment
5 21921 hours ago
/📣HILFE🆘️/ In diesem Moment der Restauration müssen wir viele Entscheidungen treffen. Hilfst du uns? Welche Emblemfarbe findest du am besten?
1) Schwarz 🎱
2) Elfenbein 🧀 (die obere Farbe des Bullis)
3) Chrom 🔩
En este momento de restauración, debemos tomar muchas decisiones. ¿Nos ayudas? ¿Que color te gusta más para pintar el emblema del auto?
2) Crema 🧀(como la parte superior del auto)
3) Cromado 🔩 #BondiVa#vwt3#volkswagen#projectvanlife#furgocamper#kombihome@furgonetacamper
This lay-by has been a time of rest and relaxation. We've slowed down, but maybe too much 😂 We are absolutely adoring the nature out here, yesterday alone we seen a deer, peacock, pheasant, hawk, numerous rabbits and a snowy owl (or Hedwig as I shouted out in excitement) These animals were all within a few metres of us, it's insane 😍 However, we are definitely not being even remotely productive. Is it possible for somewhere to be too peaceful lol. -
There has been lots of life talks, I'm sure we will share our running monologues someday. For now we will continue to enjoy the view and soak in nature, cuz I reckon moving from lay-by life to driveway life will be a big shift and hopefully to a more productive headspace. -
A year ago we took a week off, hitched a 5 min ferry ride and pottered around the Purbecks 💙 At the time we didn't think anything of it, apart from taking time off from work we didn't do any planning but looking back we were so lucky!
First, the Feb/March storms 🌬 (remember them?) slowed us down progress wise and combined with our work schedules not matching up and a general lack of motivation we just weren’t getting much done on Ivy at all 👎
Our original plan was for Becky to move down here in May to enjoy a Cornish summer together and finish off the van, with the idea being that we would head to Europe at the end of August.
However, as with everybody’s lives right now things have been reshuffled somewhat, and with both our jobs getting furloughed due to the Covid-19 situation we brought our plan forward and are now here together, a month or so earlier than planned, managing to escape being locked down in different counties.
Despite it being a week or so now, stuff is still everywhere (see pic!); but we are really loving being isolated together. We have been filling our time upcycling old furniture and rearranging the barn to accommodate the extra person, clothes, plant babies 🌵 and the @vandoggydogs 🐶🐕 to make it feel like our own home here together.
But best of all: Ivy is getting the attention she deserves again - so hopefully she will be ready for plenty of adventures when all of this is over 🙏 and hopefully we will be better at posting photos of the progress too!
Hope you’re all doing well in this difficult and surreal time?
Any other vans benefitting from this time and attention?
11 225 April, 2020
Neues Blumenregal 🤩
Daniel hat uns noch ein feines Blumenregal gezimmert... Für die romantische Atmosphäre 😜
Today I was thinking about life before living in a van. We were living paycheck to paycheck and spending a good chunk of our money on rent. We rarely went out to adventure and just stayed at home and, frankly, numbed out. We took a trip to Colorado a couple of years ago, got engaged, and spent one night in a Shasta Airflyte camper in New Mexico- we were both like, “we could live in this! Why don’t we just go for it?!” After arriving back in Nashville, we researched these campers and decided to go for a van instead. One of the main reasons being that it is much more stealth living in a white van rather than a camper. Additionally, we can choose our own building materials if we built it out ourselves and avoid an overdose of formaldehyde heavy building materials. We found and purchased our van in January of 2019 and have been living in it since (with a brief break when we were doing the major build out in the summer). Living in a van has taught us that adaptability and resourcefulness is a virtue that keeps on giving- undoubtedly beyond “van life”. It has pushed us way past our comfort zones (I.E. using the restroom and washing our hair in the van when we have no other options, not having WiFi, circling around for a parking place in a new town for hours- hello Kennebunkport Maine lmao). For Liz, living this way has made her much more comfortable tolerating uncertainty and experiencing anxiety without needing to do anything about it. Ron says things are only as big of a deal as you make them. Once you accept things the way they are, life becomes much easier. No one needs as much as they’d think.
Thank you for reading this far and listening to my rambling thoughts. Stay well, friends! ✌️🧚🏻♀️
Imaginaste alguna vez una vida sobre ruedas? 💭 Hoy comienza para nosotros esta experiencia que tantas noches nos robó el sueño. Bienvenid@s a este proyecto en proceso 🔧 Habt ihr schon von einem Erlebnis auf vier Rädern geträumt? Für uns beginnt dieses ab heute 🔩 und wir freuen uns dieses Projekt mit euch teilen zu können 🚌 #BondiVa#vanlifediaries#projectvanlife#furgocamper@furgonetacamper
11 1004 April, 2020
We'll be honest with you: We are worried, too. 😔 We are worried that humanity might be taking the wrong turn, governments making the wrong the decision and people losing more than they could bear. 💥
But, we are also HOPEFUL. We are hopeful that humanity might use this extraordinary situation for a great shift towards the good, creating a world where all beings can live more freely and happily together, the governments acting on behalf of the people and we all using this chance to WAKE UP. ✨🙏 To discover who we really are, embrace life and love. Stepping out of the dark and TRULY LOVE. 🧡
Which direction we will be heading, is not something we have to wait and see, it's not a decision that is forced upon us. We are the ones to decide. IT IS UPON YOU! 🙏
TONIGHT is a great opportunity to discover your potential and contribute to the wellbeing of all beings and mother nature: With a global mass meditation we will have an ineffable impact on the whole world. 🌏 There will be hundreds of thousands, if not millions of souls joining in, breathing together, being together, uniting. 💫
In Europe the meditation will be in the early morning tomorrow, at 4.45 am in Germany, here in Morocco at 3.45 am. 🕝 We are going to set an alarm to get up in time. But even now we can use this magical opportunity to raise the vibration as thousands are already meditating and sending their beautiful energy. 💫🙏
We will use this great opportunity. Now it's YOUR TURN. Are you ready?
~ #inspiritana #vanlife#vanlifediaries#vanlifers#vancouple#vanlifecouple#travelcouples#travelcouple#yogacouple#yogacouples#yogalove#vangirls#travellovers#modernnomad#homeonwheels#homeiswhereyouparkit#traveldiaries#vanlifestyle#vanlifedreams#meditation
Guten Morgen! 🤗
Was ein Traumwetter für die nächsten Tage angesagt ist! Wir wollen das auf jeden Fall nutzen und so viel Zeit draußen verbringen wie möglich. 😍 Der Balkon wird dafür wahrscheinlich auch noch ein wenig aufgehübscht, im Moment ist der wirklich Gold wert. Wie genießt ihr die Sonne und was habt ihr so für das Wochenende geplant? ☀️
Good morning! 🤗
The forecasted weather is so nice for the next few days! We definitely want to enjoy it and spend as much time outside as possible. 😍 The balcony will probably get a little makeover for that as well, at the moment it is really amazing to have it. How do you enjoy the sun and what are your plans for the weekend? ☀️
>>> WORLD IS UP SIDE DOWN <<<
I think this picture quite good express current situation.
World turned up side down and life of all of us as well.
We live in a times when many normal things to us are forbidden and we don't know anymore what we can actually do.
One is sure. It will take time to be fixed. It will take time to understand deeply what is our life for and who are we ment to be.
For us, travellers it's also different. Now we clearly see which things matters and how or previous choices can help us to escape.
Not that our place for a quarantine is bad, because it's actually brilliant. It is more about we wanted to ended the journey in Europe and start the next chapter and this is not going to happen now.
And noone knows for long more. As a polish-austrian unmarried couple we can not go home together. Even though we live since one year closer and more intensive than many other married couples will ever experience.
We don't know when we will see our families and how long we will be trapped in Portugal. But let's make just best out of the situation.
Make you space, make you an effort to spend more time first of all with yourself. There begins the journey. In you. Not in him or her. It's all about you.
This is what we are doing. We say home is where you park it. And we try to adapt the current surrounding to a friendly space for us, but home stay still on wheels. Nothing will replace the family but still, we make it as suitable for us as possible to feel good and comfortable in a new place for longer.
ANY OTHER VANLIFERS STAYING SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE AND WAITING FOR BETTER TIMES? HOW ARE YOU DOING?
4 873 April, 2020
There are moments when you just think that everything is going wrong. We have experienced this many times during our trip. Then it was important to stay calm for a while and not immediately panic.
That was an important learning for us and it definitely shaped us for the rest of our lives. The next time you get into such a situation, remember:
> It always goes on! <
Notre top 5 pour une van Life en couple 💯.
✅ Connaître et respecter son propre rythme de vie, ainsi que le rythme de vie de son ou de sa partenaire 💏. 。
✅ Trouver une entente sur les activités à faire en commun, les lieux et les temps de détente 🧘♂️.
✅ Faire en sorte d'avoir toujours son véhicule le plus clean possible en se partageant les différentes tâches 🧹.
✅ Essayer d'avoir un mindset le plus positif possible pour soi et pour l'autre 🧠.
✅ Communiquer constructivement en restant ouvert, flexible, honnête et compréhensif 🙏🏻 « En conscience ».
➡️Et pour vous ? Quels seraient vos conseils pour une van life épanouie en couple ?
Ryten-nicht unbedingt das schönste Wetter, dafür aber einer der schönsten Wanderungen. Wir haben uns für den längeren Weg entschieden und sind vom linken Strand gekommen. Knappe 15km mehr, dafür haben wir aber Schafe am Strand gesehen und uns den Magen mit Unmengen an Blaubeeren vollgeschlagen.