The Trossachs | A Snowy Weekend

It has become a little tradition of ours to break away for a few days early in the year, usually when the weather is still cold and miserable, to the Trossachs National Park. It is an area we usually avoid during the rest of our Scotland wanderings due to the newly appointed camping management zones…

Galloway 12/18 | Exploring the Forests of Barr

The relentless rain and head height clouds gave us the perfect excuse to have a lazy morning, but eventually we mobilised and headed to the village of Barr where lots of trails wind through the surrounding forests. With our waterproofs on we left the van behind, the clouds still hung heavily in the air and…

#25 Building the Bed!

As mentioned in the previous post about building the bulkhead we had to work out our measurements to tie in perfectly with both pieces of furniture. We knew the width and length we were going for and just needed to decide upon the height before we could start. We started with the main frame, but…

#24 The Bookcase/Bulkhead Frame

Right back at the beginning of this project, day 2 I believe, we decided to remove the bulkhead from the van (bit.ly/7Bulkhead) – it was an easy job which gave us some additional space and a lot more light. The plan was to build a half bulkhead, just behind the driver’s seat, which would house…

#23 The Van Has Electrics!

Over the last few weeks we have been working on the bulkhead, the bed and the electrics intermittently – instead of the chronological events, they will each have a post of their own – starting with the electrics! First things first, 12v electrics aren’t too difficult to get your head around. Be patient and do…

Scotland 07/08 |Brochs & Beaches

The rain was hammering lightly on the roof and windows as I came to, it felt delightfully cosy tucked up in the van and I felt like I had had a good night’s sleep. Peering out of the window, the scene was just as grey and shrouded in mist and cloud as it had been…

Scotland 07/18 |Wild Swimming on Day One

We left later than we planned and headed straight up the motorway, the van packed up for a week of exploring, in no time at all we crossed the border into bonnie Scotland and our holiday officially began! We drove for around 4 hours, the start of the journey nondescript as always but eventually heading…

#22 And Up Goes The Ceiling!

A quick fix on the pillar trims and then we moved on to the ceiling, covering it, fitting the lights and securing it in place! At the very beginning of the project, one of our first jobs was to remove the metal bulkhead from the van (http://bit.ly/7Bulkhead) it was an easy job and made it…

#21 Stringing up the Ceiling & Cutting Ceiling Ply

Today we came up with a solution to our bulky ceiling insulation problem and measured and cut out our ceiling ply panels, ready to be covered in material and secured in place. Stringing up the ceiling Since we redid it, the ceiling insulation had stayed up no problem, however as the recycled plastic wool had…