Ever wanted to quit your job, buy a van and head off around Europe? That’s exactly what adventurous couple Sophie and Mike decided to do.
After meeting in 2013, they spent the next year planning their adventure from Chicago, USA around Europe in a van.
Now, they are documenting their travels on their blog, Relaxed Pace. We asked Sophie and Mike for their top tips on converting a van into a mobile home…
While totally enthralled by the idea of travelling full time around Europe in our self-converted camper, it was important to Mike and I that we didn’t feel like we were living in a metal box with a mattress haphazardly thrown in the back.
If our little van was to be our home for the foreseeable future, we wanted it to be comfortable, warm, somewhere we would look forward to returning to at the end of the day.
Here are ten things we’ve learnt along our journey that you should know before converting your van and hitting the road.