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There’s no better feeling than stepping back into our rolling home and finding it nice and tidy. Contrary to popular belief Vanlifers aren’t messy and dirty, we’re actually clean, normal people, and we like to tidy and keep our houses clean too! We always try to keep our van in order as it’s far too easy for things to build up in a small space, and nobody wants to live in a dump (apart from the Grinch, and Oscar from Sesame Street...that’s about it).
Episode 8 (Operation Van Build) is finally here ... I’m one step closer to hitting the road!
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Progress on the van: ————————————————————————
Ground insulation, framing, and sub flooring are just about done.
For the floor frame, We used 2x6’s and cut them into three 2x2’s so that the floor would be level, able to support weight, and so we would have something to screw the sub flooring into. ————————————————————————
In-between the wood, I laid reflectix with hopes to keep out as much radiant heat for summer months, and to keep the heat in for winter months. There is a lot of controversy over how to use this material; I’m just using it as an extra measure of insulation. ————————————————————————
On top of the reflectix, we cut and laid a polyiso foam board insulation, and sprayed foam insulation in any gaps. ————————————————————————
The sub flooring was cut out of plywood. We used paper to create a template for where the wheel wells are.
We still need to file the foam and screw down the subfloor, but are excited to see progress!
What makes everything so special, is essentially only our individual accomplishments.
For almost the past year, we have changed. Dug out negative habits, and drove our house on without them. Looked at the world in awe, and witnessed ourselves feel inspired. Whats so special to me is that we are still out here, on the road, today, even as you read this. The journey continues to unfold in a new direction each and every waking hour, it has became the core of our spirits.
Prior to leaving, living sustainably in our society without being able to get up and leave, was a hardship of mine. We changed that, and allowed ourselves the freedom to do it now, instead of wasting a bet that we would treat ourselves to it later in life.
What is so special to me is that we have the courage to face this world with a smile and a quarter tank of gas. Nothings stopping these flowing waters baby, cause we are always moving with it. 🌍 -J ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
So, what did I decide? I drove far south. On my way 'home'. I'm back next to the ocean. Resisted to drive two more hours to arrive in Sagres today. There's no stress, but a strong desire to land. And I think I over matched my clothes tonight.... 😁
We have to sale our old custom van. Kinda sad to part with but it won’t go and will be towed off if we don’t sale or move it. Maybe someone out there wants to buy it? It’s an great van for somebody. Makes a great bunker too! Message me if interested. Only problems are steering column and battery issue.
We have just passed through the gateway to the Highlands, travelling on the A82 from Loch Lomond to Fort William.
It rises over 1000 feet overlooking the great wilderness of Rannoch before slowly descending through the glen itself.
This has by far been the best drive of my life!
TRX FULL BODY WORKOUT
Traveling and keeping on top of resistance training has its difficulties, due to lack of the normal gym equipment i.e weights.
A great price of equipment to use on the road is a suspension trainer (TRX). This is similar to having a multi gym but in a small package ideal for traveling.
All you need to find is a place to hang it! •
☆ Circuit contents
3 sets of 8-12 reps on each exercise...
Front Deltoid Raise (I, Y, W)
Single Leg Squats •