I grabbed my sister Zena and Dan for a speedy Q&A session before they set off on an exciting adventure in their newly refurbed campervan heading to France, Spain and beyond.
Tell me about Asha the van
We wanted a homely feel so we looked around for a van with big windows and a long wheel base. A Ford Transit, 17 seater minibus was on sale that met our criteria and so we bought it. Researching many stories from other people with converted campervans we started the hands-on conversion of our new home.
The first job was to rip out all the seats, frames and base (which took the longest). We changed our mind a lot but this was all part of the ongoing process. We both have different skill sets which, looking back, worked perfectly. Were there any challenges? Yes, nothing was flat or straight. The whole thing from start to finish took 6 months.
Where are you heading?
We’ll be driving to Newhaven, take a ferry to Dieppe and then head towards Bordeaux before exploring Spain and Portugal.
What are your plans while you are travelling around?
Apart from enjoying the sights, seeing new places and meeting people…we’ll look for work or volunteering opportunities whenever possible.
We are looking forward to the freedom to explore. We want to experience something new and different and most importantly have a sense of adventure!
You can find out the whereabouts of Zena and Dan on Instagram: Vanfullofasha