Rubbish is far more personal and in your face when you’re living in a motor home, especially when your doing a fair amount of free camping, you quickly find out exactly how much rubbish you produce when there are no large bins parked outside your door that get emptied every week.
Motor homes come in all shapes and sizes from large luxurious vehicles fitted out similar to an upmarket apartment, through to small vans with just the basics.
Choosing a motor home can be extremely difficult. It’s hard to know what you want to get for the long term, especially if you’re going to live in it full time, there are so many different aspect you need to weigh up. How many people are living in it, fuel usage, ease of maneuverability, what you can physically drive and manage, what you can afford, the list just goes on and on.
Many years ago my parents decided to try and capture the past, disillusioned with our modern disposable society they saw the beneficial aspects of a life style based on how things were back in 1910. They wanted to try and keep some of these things alive, not only keep them alive, but also share them with others, educate people about how things were done around 1910.
So before my fathers retirement they set about creating Wynella, they bought a period house built in 1914 from a small country town, had it transported down to Denmark, then set about restoring it to it’s original condition.
I figured I should post some images and explanations of the bus from the inside to give you an idea of what it’s like to live inside it on a day to day basis. Although comfortable and with most luxuries you might ever want, you must understand that everything is small, you have everything you could need, but generally it’s miniaturised. For example the seats in the main living area at the table has seating for four people, and seat belts for four as well, but compare the seats to my hat hanging on the back wall. And no, it’s not a sombrero.
To anyone who has done it, I salute you, it’s not an easy thing to do. But like all things in life which often seem insurmountable at the time, once we work through them and out the other side we often look back in hindsight and find that they weren’t so hard or so bad after all, and certainly not so scary. It’s just fear of the unknown.
So long term plans were that I wanted to head to Tasmania to have a look around. Tasmania, the land of beautiful forests and waterways, cheap property and “old school” values and sense of community. Also notably I guess more recently, voted the top bogan state in Australia.
After much searching around for vehicles I decided to go for Tru Blue a 1993 long wheel base Toyota coaster lovingly set up by an elderly couple who had owned her for about 10 years. One of the main aspect that attracted me to this vehicle was the quality of fit-out and the solar set up.