How I converted my small van into a camper for free.
Omg a baby stingray right in shore.
Love having the little amp because i can jam wherever, whenever. Even while cooking breakfast 😀. That little power pick is invaluable if you’re parked up too. Usually i use it for the phone but music is way more fun! #vanlife #travelnz
I’ve been living in my small van for months now. Love it! I’m also learning better, more efficient and eco ways of doing things. So I’ll post a part 2 of my first #vanlife post with what I have learned. Maybe a #vanlifehacks video 🤣
This is the moon setting at Ōtaki Forks where I’ve been camping for the past week.
I love the East Coast. Not just because I have physical, historical and cultural links to the land and people. But also because it is so stunning!
Ruatoria, East Coast New Zealand
I love being able to pull over anywhere to take photos. It was a pretty cold day for this time of year. The rain was almost sleet and the wind bitter. I was taking my time heading back from the East Coast when I saw the mountains through a small opening in the heavy cloud. There was a narrow country road cutting through farmland and heading straight to the ranges. I knew the cloud would eventually lift enough to get a half decent shot. And I didn’t mind waiting. This is one of the many advantages of travelling alone. You can take your sweet time.
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Beautiful walk along the beach at Paekākāriki beach, Kāpiti Coast
My van is small. It’s not fitted out professionally and I kept the seats installed because I may need them for passengers at some stage. I folded the seats flat and put a platform on top, threw in a mattress and bam! Instant van-lifer. I still have quite a bit of space for storage, cutlery, gas cooker, food and chilly bin (icebox) all my camera gear and guitar and clothes. It has all-round speakers and a DVD player. Whatever that is. I stole some curtains out of an empty office space, filled some bottles with water and headed down to the beach to park up for the night. I only live two minutes walk from the beach but I couldn’t wait to try out my van 🤣🤣