We’ve spent the last 20 days in a bright green and purple camper van driving across New Zealand. We were a bit nervous for our transition from city to camper van living, but we are happy to report that we’re loving it!
Before we get too far, there is someone important to introduce. Meet Lucy.
Since we were born and raised in Minnesota, it seemed only right to name our Jucy van, Lucy, to honor the oh-so-delilcious burger stuffed with cheese that was first created there. There are two restaurants in Minneapolis that claim they had the first, and interestingly enough both spell their burgers differently (Jucy Lucy and Juicy Lucy.)
Now that the introductions are out of the way, the bragging can start.
Lucy came very well equipped. While she might only look like a mini-van, she has been modified to be quite a comfortable living space for the two of us.
The middle row of seats has been removed which allows for two configurations to take place. You can have a table and bench setup, or a bed. There is also a built in DVD player in this area.
Many people have asked us if the bed is comfortable and it actually is. We are both tall people, but even Ben who is 6’2″ can fully stretch out.
The pillows and blanket that came with Lucy are also quite comfortable, although I am not sure we would’ve picked them for our home considering they are bright green and purple as well.
In the kitchen area we have a fridge, gas hot plate, sink with running water, and storage area for dishes and food. Lucy came with all of the necessary cooking items as well, everything from pots and pans to bottle openers and vegetable peelers.
We have been spoiled by Lucy’s bells and whistles. Any difficulties transitioning we thought might happen have been totally avoided. I think the only challenge that we might face in the coming weeks is saying goodbye to our sweet Lucy at the end of September.