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How We Cook and Heat Electrically in our Campervan

Because we wanted our campervan to be fully electric, we chose to install an induction cooktop and an electric convection heater. Here’s how we did it and what our experiences cooking and heating electrically have been like so far.
Dec 29, 20225 min read

New Work: Lonely Planet’s Epic Road Trips of Europe

Lonely Planet released a new coffee table book: Epic Road Trips of Europe — and we got to contribute a chapter! It was a work dream come true to create a story for a Lonely Planet book and about one of our favourite subjects too, an amazing vanlife trip to the west coast of Jutland in Denmark.
Nov 30, 20225 min read
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Electric Vanlife: The Weight Issue

Time to talk about the elephant in the room: we have a weight issue. Fully loaded, right now our DIY-converted Fiat E-Ducato is over its maximum allowed weight of 3500kg. We’re going to make some adjustments to get it down to where it needs to be, but because of the added weight of the batteries, this is a big issue for electric campervans. So let’s talk about it!
Sep 30, 20228 min read

From Fiat E-Ducato to a fully electric campervan

When we bought our Fiat E-Ducato, it was an empty cargo van. With a DIY van build, we wanted to transform it into a fully electric home on wheels. Here’s how we did it and the choices we made to create the electric campervan of our dreams.
Aug 30, 20226 min read

On the road! Our first weeks of travel

After two years of dreaming about this moment, we’ve finally departed on our road trip in our fully electric campervan! We decided on our destination about one week before hitting the road and it was quite the mad scramble to getting everything ready – but we made it and we couldn’t be happier. Here’s how our first weeks went!
Aug 5, 20225 min read
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Our Fiat E-Ducato Broke Down for Almost 4 Months

Six months after we’d received our brand-new Fiat E-Ducato, it stopped moving. We initially hoped the problem would be easy to fix, but it turned out to be so complex that it ended up taking three months and three weeks to repair. This is the full story: from our electric van breaking down to the issues that were found, how we dealt with it all, and finally: the fix.
Jun 28, 20229 min read

Camping in a Local’s Backyard with Campspace

At the hight of the pandemic, when we felt the walls of our apartment closing in around us, we packed a tent for a camping micro adventure close to home in the Netherlands. We booked a stay in a local’s spacious backyard via Dutch start-up Campspace and experienced how easy it can be to switch off, as we spent an evening by a campfire sharing stories with a stranger.
May 13, 202213 min read
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