A long year is coming to and end, many things happened, changed, occurred. I decided to fulfill another dream of mine.
Buying and old Mercedes Bus, turning it into my home and going to explore Europe. (I will write about the trip in my next Post).
I found my dream Bus, a 310 Diesel Mercedes from 1992 first hand and 105 Horsepower. The former owner Karl has never even left Germany with it and drove only 140.000km. People say that these engines can go up to a Million Km. We will see 🙂
The inside was very poorly done, 4 layers of old carpet and an arrangement I did not like. So starting from taking almost everything out expect the closet space which is great. I put blue wood on the floor, decorated all walls with fabrics, like flokati, fur, 70’s inspired patterns and as well as an old Map. Gave a proper lift to the bed to be able to fit tons of space for a fridge, extra water, a HUGE tool box, guest bed, camping chairs, extra bedding, a blow up couch, Surf gear, shoes etc… And an already build white IKEA closet which can be accessed from the outside through the backdoors. I redid the kitchen to have it a bit more luxury as far one can have that in a 7m long and 2m wide space. Build a new couch and table which are multifunctional and can be moved around easily. My mum saw covers for the front seats as well as curtains and added some carpet in the cockpit. With my friend Viola, with who I’m sharing this trip and bus and her parents we painted the car all pink and added white flowers. This was basically done in two weekends (since it was so cold and we did not have a proper garage the paint needed 5 days to dry instead 2).
But we were on a schedule! Since there were only 4 weeks till my birthday and therefor the departure date. In order to have enough energy I decided to put 200W solar on the roof and changed the second batterie for an 220A one, which I’m very happy about now! My dad as well as my boy helped me with the electricity, to set up more lights and power outlets. And there it is … Definitely work in progress but I can already call it my tiny beautiful home, SunnyJune.
The waw version:
Let’s hurry up and bring this beauty home as quick as possible :
throwing everything out – why are there so many screws in everything nearly everywhere?? :
the floor, the walls, and the float everywhere… :
The paint is happing in between:
When the electricity becomes a problem and we finally start with the solar :
Building the closet and bed:
My baby dog shadow is finally with us on board: