I've been looking into van dwelling for many, many months now as house prices are out of control; if I want to move out of my parents -and- live comfortably I realised I needed to take drastic action.
The same day that I was about to put down a deposit on a van online - any vw - I noticed one parked 2 streets down from me. For a week I'd go past it in my friends car, for it to be there teasing me - I'd walk up to it some hours later for it to be gone!
I made a special journey with a friend and described the van to him while making the walk - it was there! I copied down the phone number and had a look. I was very shocked to see it had bull bars and a bike rack fitted!
The price was steep, but with power steering, a modified Passat 1.9 turbo diesel engine, power windows and it being just mot'd & road ready - I decided to go over budget and grab it.
This website's photo upload system makes me want to cry - so here is a link to IMGUR.
I've already added 2x 110ah batteries, I'm planning to install 2x100w solar panels to the roof to make me fairly self-sufficient. Just waiting for the parts to arrive!
I have plans to travel around england & europe - i've only ever been to one other country being France. If anyone else has similar plans/is already on this journey please get in touch