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Progress update

The marriage of the living quarters and the truck. We’re excited to finally see this.

The box won’t remain white, it will be painted in the same color as the truck.


Speaking of colors. In late February I visited orangework once more together with my daughter Elena. We spent an hour going through fabric samples to pick out interior colors and fabrics. I didn’t really appreciate how difficult that would be, but fortuntately the fabric can be changed in case we don’t like it. The exterior color is much harder.

Our interior colors

Unfortunately the truck was currently at the paint shop while I visted, so we only get to see it covered up.

Truck getting spray painted


It was nice to see the interior for the first time in person.

The interior


The next time I will see the vehicle is hopefully in May at the Abenteuer & Allrad in Bad Kissingen. Orangework will do their best to get it completed enough to show. The final completion won’t happen until September.

Progress, at last!

We are delighted to be able to show a first picture of the new paint job on the MAN truck as well as a first glimpse at the cabin which is being built. Enjoy!

MAN truck in matte blue

MAN truck – painted


Exterior view of the cabin

Exterior of the cabin


Interior view of the cabin

Interior of the cabin



You are looking at a Steyr 12M18 truck which used to serve the Austrian army for some time. This what we chose as the ideal base for an expedition vehicle – at first that is. Then came the second thoughts and an opportunity to purchase a more modern vehicle, a MAN truck, to be used as a base for the cabin.

In 2015 Björn visited the Abenteuer Allrad in Bad Kissingen. He had an appointment with Stefan from Excap. After a good discussion and a drive through the off-road area, Björn decided on the spot to order an Excap. Sealed with a handshake (and later a contract) we were on the waiting list.

About 15 months later the Excap work was finished. The vehicle was completely overhauled and rebuilt. The frame was extended by 50cm to allow for a slightly bigger living area (1m² gained).

Below are two more pictures to show the progress.


We wish the new owner of the Steyr the best of luck and safe travels!

When will the journey begin?

Welcome to our travel blog.

While we are waiting for our vehicle to be outfitted with a cabin that will serve us as a new tiny home on wheels, Bjorn and I are getting exited about the trips we are planning to take: United States, Canada, Alaska, Africa, South America to name a few.

Will you come along virtually?

More details to follow soon…