“The bravest & also the hardest decision in our life was to actually listen to our heart & do what we want to do, do what we love.” It took us quite a time, 2 years to be exact, to really go for it! AND, if we could do it, everyone else can!

Hi, we´re Franzi & Toni & we both have been working in management positions for 5 years before we quit our jobs end of 2016 & decided to convert a 26-years-old VW LT28 transporter into a cozy home on wheels…with less than 0 experience!!!

It took us 117 working days to be precise & it´s been a tough road with lots of ups & downs, but hell yeah it was so worth it. In the last months working on the van we´ve learned much more about us & about life in general than during our 5 years in the office. It´s so life changing when you suddenly have to step out of your comfort zone, when you have to learn new things. This is when personal growth & development happens, where life begins.

Since July 27 we´re now traveling around our beautiful planet in our pigeon-blue boy aka Mister Wombat. He got his name thanks to his fat “nose”, his short “legs” & his overall clumsy appearance. And oh boy, he already got us into trouble after one week of traveling when the clutch suddenly burned off while driving in the Austrian Alps. Some months ago we would have get all worked up about it & certainly started to fight. Nowadays, we´re more relaxed & don´t get made easily over things. This is what converting & traveling in a van taught us. To let go, go with the flow & ALWAYS expect the unexpected.

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