We are Elske & Sytze from The Netherlands and have spent 20 years of our lives together. We decided to go on an unlimited road trip and celebrate our puppy love together with our dog Pake. Instead of waiting until our 60s, let’s make it happen in our 30s!
Our adventure started in July 2019. We traveled all around the west coast of Europe for 9 months. After a ‘corona intermezzo’ we hit the road again and drove further east. All in all we spent over 500 days traveling, working and living in our van in 15 different countries.
In about six months we have converted a 2010 Mercedes Sprinter into a tiny house on wheels. Living on only 6 square meters has forced us to design and build extremely efficient and the van soon became our one and only home.
In 1960 writer John Steinbeck took his dog along on his great journey through the USA and wrote ‘Travels with Charley: In search of America’. This book has inspired us to take a similar trip in a self-build RV. ‘Travels with Pake: In search of Europe’.
“We do not take a trip,
a trip takes us.”
– John Steinbeck –