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The first peak inside our van…


So mostly of late, after celebrating our birthdays in early April, we have been busy getting our van ready for our next travels. James is doing the build and I have been sewing and making curtains. Not much art being created but I don’t mind as… at last the nesting begins! We discovered an amazing market half an hour from where we are, selling a huge variety of fabric and I even managed to get some really cheap foam for adapting the dining chairs. We stopped off for a beer and a rest after amongst all the bustle where the beer was only €1 each! The best market I would say…


We also received exciting birthday post from the UK containing stuff to help with our ‘van project’!


As we are near the big city of Valencia all the shops we need are close by and actually locally there are good places to go for wood and diy supplies. James managed to find all he still needed for the electric system in the van and has now finalised it. This is a really important step because this means the walls were able to go permanently up. And our solar powered lighting works too!

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Now, for me, the fun part really began with the kitchen build, toilet construction and the fast appearance of the dining area. I get to really SEE our new home! The interior design for our van began (on paper) last year around this time when we were still in Crete so to see it materialise is really exciting.

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We have been decorating in there too which has made such a dramatic change to the feel of the interior space.

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James still has drawers in the kitchen to build and final shelving in there and also has to finish constructing our toilet. We decided to have a composting toilet as we didn’t like the idea of a chemical alternative. James and I try where possible to be as environmentally friendly as we can. We are not 100% there, but, we are a work in progress with our best intentions towards Mother Earth. The thought of regular use of those nasty chemicals needed to run a ‘camper’ toilet, when there is a natural and easy (and less smelly) alternative just didn’t make sense to us. Lots of research later and half a day to actually design the space (it’s a tiny loo!) and I think it’s going to work really well.

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We move on from here soon so watch out for an update on that and as always, thanks for reading my blog! X

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  1. Mellow says...

    Lovely tiny compost looo x 🙂

    • Wendy replied...