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Zephyr & Luna – intimate weddings and adventures photographer
We decided to try out living in a van and so went on a road-trip for 2 months across UK and Ireland. So we decided to rent a campervan, because, you know, it’s cool and all. We didn’t know it would be such an adventure, and it would take lots of courage to live in such a small place for 2 months. Overall, we drove 8500km and saw mountains, seas and diverse landscapes. We laughed and we cried (a little), we were cold, and sometimes hot as well. And we talked, and we listened to silence.
Living in a van is an experience by itself
Living in a van is an experience by itself. It really is. You need to learn how to spare water, move around without disturbing the other, cook on a small wood board, deal with electricity (you can’t recharge stuff!), and fight the cold (we were in Scotland and such for the 2 coldest months of winter, I don’t know what we expected). Also, you need to be prepared to drive a *huge* van and take the smart decisions when you need to. Roads can be small, and slippery, and there might be walls very close from the tarmac. You need to think even more than when you’re driving a normal car.
But in the end, it was a fantastic experience. The Quirky Campers Campervan Hire team was awesome, and so was Craig and Christine, our van Ashleigh‘s owners. We had the amazing possibility of sleeping pretty much anywhere we decided, without driving the extra mile to go to the nearest youth hostel. We could drink a cup of tea while admiring the view. And we could cook our lunch and dinner.
Living in a van is a must-do for any couple who’d like to see if they’re supposed to be together. Ultimately, it’s like the fire test: you survive that, you’ll survive everything.
And we did.
Here’s our story in a few images, taken by me, Zephyr & Luna – intimate weddings and adventures photographer
For more information on how to rent out Ashleigh take a look at her page.
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