Com­fort and con­ve­nience

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• Gert made steel frames for all the beds and cup­boards to en­sure that they would be sturdy enough to with­stand travelling over rough ter­rain. • Elec­tric­ity is Gert’s spe­cial­ity, so the bus boasts many out­lets for USB-, two- and three­p­oint plugs. The ceil­ing lights pre­sented a chal­lenge due to the lim­ited space be­tween the ceil­ing and steel roof, but Gert searched long and hard for beau­ti­ful in­di­vid­ual LED lights and in­stalled them very neatly. • The minia­ture geyser works with gas, 12V and 220V. We camp in style with hot water in my kitchen and bath­room wher­ever we go. When we shower, we put up a screen. We can pull the bath­room basin tap out­side the bus, hook it on a win­dow and shower in com­plete pri­vacy. • The bus has a set of deep-cy­cle bat­ter­ies and an AC in­verter. The bat­ter­ies can be charged with the engine’s al­ter­na­tor, or us­ing a so­lar panel that we sim­ply stand against the near­est tree. The bat­ter­ies can eas­ily sup­ply a day’s power for the fridge, lights and water pres­sure pump without hav­ing to be recharged. All the elec­tri­cal equip­ment was cho­sen with so­lar power in mind.

All the plans for the in­te­rior were care­fully con­sid­ered over sev­eral glasses of Gert’s home­made Mer­lot. Mar­tie re­calls:

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