Tag: Construction

An excursion to normal life

Two years ago, I was living in Wroclaw, Poland, for half a year, where I did an ERASMUS semester. I got to know some amazing people there from all over the world. Maria from Spain was one of them. She’s living and working in Manchester since then. That’s why we were heading for Manchester after…
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The important things

Finally there is time for the really important things! Since we did not have a balcony in our shared flat in Hamburg and always dreamed of one, Felix built one for Oswald. It is pretty stable and I think it’s super comfy but let’s see how long it takes until it breaks down. When starting…
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Time for furniture: Part 3

Felix took his building skills out and all of a sudden we had a van which already feels homely. That’s actually a bit exaggerated. He has no building skills. Okay, just kidding! What I meant is, that Oswald was not readily converted “all of a sudden”. It took Felix (and Tim and me – when-…
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Come on in

Finally, there was time for beauty details. We got some leftovern vinyl floor slabs from Tim’s parents. That was a super good catch. This way, we were able to make our floor look really fancy without spending any money. Thank you, Kirsten and Bernd! In the picture you can see how Tim laying our floor.…
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One major part in the van conversion is the electricity. Without it, we couldn’t install our fridge, water tap, light, music and electrical outlets. Since we neither know much about electronics nor are able to install our own electrical system, we are super happy that Tim’s dad was ready to help. He was a really…
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Cozy beds

Now that we have all the furniture (including beds) we thought it might be nice to have some mattresses for a comfortable sleep. We searched online for used and therefore cheap mattresses we could get. Pretty fast, we found a 1.8x2m mattress that Tim and I picked up with a Citroen C1. Do you know…
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Time for furniture: Part 2

In this blogpost we want to show you our closet, the second bed and the table for our seating area. Since we realized that it’s a lot of work and takes lots of time to write down everything step by step, we put all those steps together in this post.

Everyday struggles

Long time, no laugh? I bet we can change that! Of course, not everything goes well while converting an empty sprinter van into a home on wheels. The building supplies store turned into our new happy place. How much can go wrong here, you might ask yourself. We’ll give you a better idea: Get ready…
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