|Oscar @ Germany's favorite DIY store|
|Starting to dream before the purchase has even been made.....|
Anyway, after re-hiring our German relocation agent to help out, we finally handed over the best part of 6,000 EUR to a guy who spoke no English, and signed a big stack of paperwork we didn't understand. What could go wrong?!
Oscar is however, great, and attentions quickly turned to getting it kitted out. Main challenges as follows:
- Make wooden beds & storage
- Lighting and potential 2nd battery
- Carpets and soft stuff
|Prelim sketches. Climb. Food. Drink. Sleep. This fits the bill....|
Predictably, I have been spending my evenings on CAD. I got properly in to this one, and in the end we settled on a pull out double bed with under bed storage and fold-out cooking facilities.
|Single bed / sofa, collapsed|
|Double bed and cooking drawer folded out|
|Full of wood, now all it needs to do is point in the right direction!|
The thing with having a really unique coloured van is that when it comes to spraying it, finding the colour is... errrm difficult. However after a rather entertaining morning at the mix-centre (think pretty much zero common language and 9,800 colours to choose from) we got our cans.
|Jen comes in to her own in her skills as a vice, for the 2nd time in as many years....|
We haven't exactly got the space of Worthybrook, however with a decent basement room and plenty of industrial estates not used at weekends, finding space to work isn't a problem. Let the assembly begin!
That's all for now folks. But with all moving in the right direction, watch this space for more van-action!