Tag: Oswald van Europe

Trailer release ++ Trailer Veröffentlichung

German version below ++ Für deutsche Version runterscrollen We released our trailer for the documentary which will be in movie theaters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in September and October. Click on the image to see the video. Wir haben den Trailer für unsere Dokumentation veröffentlicht. Der Film wird im September und Oktober in Kinos…
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Welcome to GB: Wales

From Bristol, where we tried to get our wing mirror fixed, we drove to Wales. A country we did not know much about. Or anything at all. The weather was still nice when we were driving over a bridge which was the English-Welsh-Boarder at the same time. No boarder controls, no obvious signs, no big…
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Take-off difficulties

Long time no hear. September 1st. This used to be the set date for our take-off. But what we learned from our travel preparations so far definitely is: stay spontaneous and take things the way they come! We did not start our Europe tour on the 1st of September. Some incidents crossed our way. Tim…
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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.

Wooden walls

We realized that a lot of our budget for converting Oswald into our cozy home will be needed for wood. So we’ve been searching for ways of saving money on that. Luckily, Tim knows a carpenter who was ready to help. He ordered pretty fancy wood for Oswald’s walls for a really good deal. A…
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