Our 1972 VW Kombi Westfalia

A journey into the unknown in a 42-year old VW Kombi Westfalia (t2). It is a she and her name is Nina. We are making our way through Central America, currently Nina is in Costa Rica.

 

She is not only a car. She is our house, our bed room, our office, our tv room, our kitchen, our diner table and much more.. The VW people have stuffed Nina with so many ingenious details that she serves all these purposes. Since the speedometer is not working consistently, we have no idea how many kilometers of road she has seen throughout her life, but we do know that she has been waiting for us in Mexico since 1999. We found her in May 2012 and she is in perfect condition. With the proper attention, care and oil she will hopefully accompany us, over many days, all the way to Tierra del Fuego in Argentina (another 10,000 km south from Mexico).

 

To be able to live in this bus full-time, we own very little. We travel with hand luggage only, as we just don’t have more space. We have just a little pile of clothes, two pairs of shoes each and a minimum of other stuff besides kitchen and cooking utensils, chairs and an outside stove and table.

 

We are looking for ways to comfortably live in a bus, now with 4. Nina got equipped with a bunk bed which is Isa’s ‘room’. When in Costa Rica, we will make a baby bed in the roof for Vesper and see how that goes. Maybe we might just need a rooftop tent for an extra bedroom for the kids. We have a lot of ideas but need to experience travel with four first.