The next chapter in our life together

Our Six Week Home

Yet another new experience for us traveling in New Zealand is living in a camper van. It’s fantastic to not have to pack and unpack a suitcase every night. We do have to find a place to camp each night, but somehow this seems so much easier than finding lodging. We are fully self-contained with a 2-burner gas stove, refrigerator, sink, pantry and storage cupboards, bed, tables and chairs (inside and out) and even a little port-a-potty if needed. We stopped for groceries, bought a couple of accessories and we’re ready to go. We haven’t had a meal out since we picked up the van. I’m loving this!

– Mindy

Thanks Joe and Lorraine at Rotorua Campervans for this great little rig and for getting us started out right! We are delighted to work with you and have you as friends.

Bed rolled up for day use.

Sink with sprayer that pulls outside – even hot water!

Girl Guide cookies and all – we’re ready to cook

Joe showing us how the awning works.

Where am I going to put everything?

Who cares! Just relax and have fun!

Our first camping spot.

A good opportunity for some solar charging.

Creative laundry drying.

Paul driving first…

then Mindy took her turn.


  1. Kate Schachter

    Great adventure, and great idea to travel by camper van!

  2. Cynthia

    You two are positive vibrations. Spreading the joy, knowledge and love. Look forward to see more of New Zealand- vicariously

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