We are going to Ukraine! Hopefully 😅 .
It's been quiet here at Victor's Vanventures the last few days as we were slowly getting ready for the move over the border into Ukraine. The van is in top shape and we are fully stocked up 😊 ready for a hopefully not too difficult border crossing this evening. Wish us luck ✌
A massive thanks to @theindieprojects and the legend that is Dave Hurrell for all of their vanlife advice, electrical expertise and inspiration yesterday @neccaravanshow
We met some wonderful likeminded people and then headed off for a cheeky indian and parked up next to a pretty canal in Northampton using @park4night
All in all a fab start to the weekend!
What a way to get back into the VAN LIFE way of life 🚐 We’ve just had a magical 5 days camped up at Rainbow Beach 🌈 Just steps away from the ocean and kilometres upon kilometres of sandy beach to stroll along, we were two happy campers ☺️ Between all our photography equipment,
we’ve been pretty snap happy and can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to with you 📷 For now, we’ve just dodged a HUGE storm and are free camping on the side of the highway, wishing we were back in this beautiful and peaceful spot 👏
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Waking up to a new backyard constantly is one incredible feeling! 🚐🌏🌿🏞
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lazy Sunday picnics reading books in the sun, summer has definitely arrived down here in New Zealand 🌞
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Denna resa ska jag lära mig spela ukulele och Manne munspel. När man skaffar sig ett friare liv såhär så har man helt plötsligt massor med tid att lära sig nya saker. Att bo i en van öppnar upp för att bli mer aktiv och att ta sig tiden att ta hand om sig själv. Något vi i dagens samhälle inte verkar hinna med. Med egen erfarenhet av stress och att gå in i väggen är det här livet fantastiskt för att återhämta sig. Tro det eller ej, men man kan bli lycklig av att göra ingenting!
Vad vill ni lära er för nytt?
ENGLISH 🤠 This trip I’m going to learn to play the ukulele and Manne the harmonica, do you think it will be a success?
Photo 📸: @sofiaelinviktoria
When you start watching a new tv show and your life goes on hold until you’ve binge watched the whole season 😬📽
Luckily we’d already done our washing, some bulk grocery shopping (because you never know where the next Woolworths is 👍) and spent some time exploring in the sun before it got too hot! If you haven’t started watching “Atypical” on Netflix, get on to it.
And if you missed it, we were in the @sydneymorningherald and @domain.com.au this week! 🙌😄 Which was pretty exciting! I’ll pop the link in our profile for anyone keen to check it out.
Roadtrip Jönköping 🇸🇪 > Sierra Nevada, 🇪🇸. About 7.000km during 2+weeks. Seeking the heat for a medical morphine detox, and trying a social media detox at the same time. Visited my favourite gothic hoods in Barcelona and its magic street art, + an olive and winery in Tarragona. Met new 4x4 friends on the road; chefcampers.com. Spent some time with my old friend @livelikyouweredying and his family in their beautiful kingdom in Javea, on the seaside from Valencia. Continued to Sierra Nevada (peak 3.381m) to check the mountains and the possibilities for this upcoming season to ski in the morning and swim in the sea in the afternoon. Only two hours / 160km distance from top -> beach! Started the detour and stopped at 🇦🇩 Andorra and Luxembourg 🇱🇺, had never been in these countries before. Beautiful landscapes and exciting driving. Magic scenery in the mountains and I met XL bulls on the road at night time, interesting driving in lettuce fields and dried floods. Went through Spain desert with classic scenery like and old western movie. Had a local speciality pizza in Andorra with bacon, salmon, apple and honey. A great trip! 💟. #vanlife#roadtrip#mbmyvan#mb4x4#offroadnation#sprintercampervans#bravosnorkel#rv#mercedessprinter#homeiswhereyouparkit#vanlifeideas#rigidindustries#offgrid#vanlifediaries
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Perfect camp spot obtained, set-up on point, let the good times roll ✌🏻 .
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. Este fue mi último día en Oaxaca.
A ratos llovía y a ratos se inundaba mi corazón.
Grabé este video porque quería traerme hasta el último detalle.
Para no olvidar nada.
Porque esa era nuestra vida y olvidar los detalles hace que te olvides de tu vida.
Aquí todo es más rápido. La gente camina más rápido, el organillo se toca más rápido y se olvida más rápido.
En Madrid también llueve a ratos. Y cuando miro por la ventana mis ojos buscan los cerros, las fachadas de colores y el olor de los tamales.
Y entonces comienzo a ver borroso porque en mis ojos llueve.
Sé que esa no es la forma.
Me paro, respiro profundo, me seco las lágrimas y enfoco.
En el cielo veo un arco iris doble y entonces recorto la foto y me lo guardo para que no se me olvide lo agradecida que estoy de estar viva.
Y sonrió con la sonrisa ancha porque aunque sea aquí, estoy viva.
Comunidad de Madrid, España. Octubre 2018
❌ WALLS ARE IN ❌
With the help of @prestigegraphicsau we now have walls! For our walls we chose 3mm white coated MDF. It is perfect and convenient for us because we dont need to paint it. Stay tuned because by the end of this week our bed/couch and cabinets will be fitted, thanks to @knufjoinery 🤗😃 P.S the joins you can see will be hidden by cabinets and the bed.
What a bit of hardwork and determination look like! Nelly took us 6 months to renovate whilst juggling full time jobs, a toddler in tow, finishing the renovations on our home, moving house, a little holiday to Japan, and the early months of pregnancy for Kallie 😂😳 Sometimes we sit back and cannot believe what we accomplished in this time but know that every hard working weekend, all the savings spent and every trip to bunnings was worth it! 🛠💸💰Nelly might need a few little touch ups when she gets home but after 2 months on the road her bones and fit out are still going strong and we know we nailed the layout perfectly for us! 💛 Heres to another few weeks on the road before welcoming another bundle of joy into the family👶
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Last night was my first night back in the van 🌙, and it's sure gotten a lot colder than it was one month ago.
This morning I woke up to a layer of frost on the windows ❄️, and definitely didn't want to get out of bed. Thankfully @boehmko gave me a long, puffy jacket that is quickly becoming my favourite article of clothing (especially because it pairs so well with socks and flip flops) 💅
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📷: @caravanaaa ...
Enjoying the mix of rustic materials with the lighter colors!
Our van has 4 zones, the kitchen area, the dining area for eating and working, and bed area for sleeping, chilling and movies. It works well for us and we have space to move around without moving out of the way of each other all the time and standing on Pops. Our conservatory is the front of the van and our garden is wherever we rock up 🤣 #vanlife
Photo and caption by @brownandbird
Build Series, part 2 of 8: Our galley 🌮🍳🥗👨🍳
“We want an oven, large front-load fridge, big sink, filtered water, and enough storage to not have to use bins/grocery bags stuffed on the floor.” I’m sure Anne and I came to this conclusion almost immediately, yet did not really think about how we’d actually fit it in the space we’d allocated with blue tape on the raw metal van floor 😂.
Yet here we are, with a functional kitchen that has all our requirements without compromise ☺️! It was a tricky unit to build; once we decided we wanted the 17” Atwood (Dometic) stainless steel range/oven, it eliminated the ability to put a fridge beneath the stovetop. This forced me to figure out a way to put the fridge beneath our sink, which made both the depth of the sink and plumbing the drain somewhat complicated. We ended up using an 85 degree bend beneath the drain, connected to a HepVo valve, which is a straight-line equivalent of a P-trap.
The fridge is an Isotherm 85L Stainless Steel ‘Clean Touch’. I installed the Smart Energy Control Kit from Isotherm to make the unit even more efficient. We’re still getting the temperature/dip switch settings dialed in perfectly, but overall we’ve been very happy-it keeps the 🥕🥦 fresh, the 🍺 cold, and the 🍦frozen.
The three doors beneath the oven were SO TIME CONSUMING to build. I’ve never mounted slides nor built drawer boxes. While this was a challenge, the most challenging part was trying to fit my body in all kinds of gymnastic positions to install the slides/magnetic catches.