May I introduce: Edu, our temporary, cozy home

More than one year ago, I woke up from a beautiful dream of traveling in my own camper bus. That morning I was telling my housemates about the dream and the feeling of freedom going with it. We were kind of half sincerely saying “hey, maybe I should really buy one”. In my head I did not give this idea a real chance, thinking yeah, everyone has this dream. They are way too expensive, I don’t know anything about cars, what if the engine fails, etc. But then… I started to think about… what if?

Later that day I met Bram and enthusiastically told him about the dream and the “what if” that just opened up. Around that, we started to imagine going traveling together with that camper. A slow travel, where we would visit different places and get inspired by people’s different ways of living. Where we take the time to really get a feeling for the place, the atmosphere, the people. A travel where we would always have this save home-spot for us; where we are independent of local accommodation facilities. There, the first seed of our Mission Interbeing journey was planted.

Bram told me about a friend that intended to sell her bus. He asked her if it’s still hers, and within weeks we could see – and chose – for the bus. We spent no time looking for other options, having such a strong feeling that it was not without reason that this bus found us so effortlessly.

Buying this camper together came hand in hand with a deeper commitment to each other. Therefore, that decision also awoke processes in our relationship, that we gave room to: our fear of and longing for this next step.

And so, we soon held the keys in our own hand. As I took them, I turned to Bram saying: “Somehow I think that its name is Edu. What do you think?” He felt the same. How random that moment was (or not), Edu became a new important part of our lives.

This blue Fiat Ducato (from 1999) was already as good as set to start our journey. It came with a build-in kitchen and bed, a project from a former owner that lived in it. What convinced us especially were the three solar panels on the roof, giving us the opportunity of electricity as soon as the sun would show up. After some final controls (and of course some decoration details for extra coziness) our new home on wheels was ready to set off!

Later that day I met Bram and enthusiastically told him about the dream and the “what if” that just opened up. Around that, we started to imagine going traveling together with that camper. A slow travel, where we would visit different places and get inspired by people’s different ways of living. Where we take the time to really get a feeling for the place, the atmosphere, the people. A travel where we would always have this save home-spot for us; where we are independent of local accommodation facilities. There, the first seed of our Mission Interbeing journey was planted.

Bram told me about a friend that intended to sell her bus. He asked her if it’s still hers, and within weeks we could see – and chose – for the bus. We spent no time looking for other options, having such a strong feeling that it was not without reason that this bus found us so effortlessly.

Buying this camper together came hand in hand with a deeper commitment to each other. Therefore, that decision also awoke processes in our relationship, that we gave room to: our fear of and longing for this next step.

And so, we soon held the keys in our own hand. As I took them, I turned to Bram saying: “Somehow I think that its name is Edu. What do you think?” He felt the same. How random that moment was (or not), Edu became a new important part of our lives.

This blue Fiat Ducato (from 1999) was already as good as set to start our journey. It came with a build-in kitchen and bed, a project from a former owner that lived in it. What convinced us especially were the three solar panels on the roof, giving us the opportunity of electricity as soon as the sun would show up. After some final controls (and of course some decoration details for extra coziness) our new home on wheels was ready to set off!

1 thought on “May I introduce: Edu, our temporary, cozy home”

  1. This is a Fine vehicle . It brought you to a good Place. Therefore it is just the Wright . I am glad we Met. Greetings from Heart, Dorothea

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