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March 8, 2021

VANLIFE PART 2: DECIDING ON THE LAYOUT OF THE VAN

Deciding on the layout of the campervan is one of the hardest things we had to do. We changed our mind many times on questions such as: do we want a convertible or a fixed bed and do we prefer an open plan or do we want more storage space? Not planning the layout of your van properly will delay the build of your van as everything you decide on in a tiny space is interrelated. A complicating factor was that the van also needs to accommodate a baby, but we never traveled with a baby before. In this blogpost I will explain how we got to the final layout of our van.

February 24, 2021

VANLIFE PART 1: WE ARE CONVERTING A VAN!

Okay, this weeks blog’s title might not be totally accurate: Hielke is converting a van and I am doing the cooking and trying to unburden him as much as possible so he can make progress on the van. Hielke and I had been fantasizing about converting a van ourselves for quite some time, but it was when we became pregnant that we decided to make this dream a reality. We are really looking forward to all the trips we are going to make with our little baby in this van, but first we have to finish it. This is the first blog in a series about converting our van. This series will be a little bit different than you are used from me, as it will not have as many “pretty pictures”, as we are currently still in the process of renovating the van, which means a lot of dirty clothes and wood filling pictures and more text heavy blogs. Later in the year we hope to make the first trips with our van, we probably will start with a domestic trip to the flower fields and we hope to explore Europe as soon as the borders open up again!

February 12, 2021

HUGO XABI IS BORN & BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS PART 4

He decided to take his time, but on 6-2-2021 Hugo Xabi was born. His official due date was 29-1-2021, but at that time he was too busy chilling in the womb. We are super happy with the birth of little Huug, overwhelmed with love and joy and also super tired. This blog will feature some pictures of Hugo, a little birth story and I will finish off with my book recommendations as I had lots of time to read during my pregnancy leave.

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