I often get questions about my car.
Where do you get one of these? What does it cost? Is it hard to drive? How old is it? Do you actually sleep in it sometimes? The questions are many and I thought, why not answer some of them and get you a little sneakpeak of my second home.
I’ve wanted a hippie van for as long as I can remember. And a couple of years ago I actually started to think about it serious. It would definitely fit my life perfect to have a van like this. When I finish a late wedding gig in the middle of nowhere or when I’m far away, playing at clubs in other citys, it would be perfect to just have a little ”home” with me to just cook some noodles, sleep and catch up some energy before I hit the road back home. So I started to look for hippie vans at blocket.se and found one that I really liked. I went to Stockholm to look for it and I was sold. My first van had a soft pop-up roof. You slept upstairs and downstairs you could turn the seats around and have like a dining area. And also there was a kitchen with a fridge, zink and a stove. It was really cosy..
But there was to many flaws, both on the inside and outside of the van, so when the winter came I sold it and decided to keep on looking for the PERFECT van. And a couple of months ago I found it, on the same place as the first van, blocket.se. I was the first one to get it touch with the seller and he told me that if I wanted it I kinda had to hurry up to get it. So I did. The next day I was on the train to Borlänge with my best friend/partner in crime. And we spend approximately 18 hours traveling that day. But it was so worth it! I’m totally in love with this van.
This van is actually kinda easy to drive. As long as you get used to it’s size. It has a hardtop roof so you never have to struggle with folding the ceiling up and down. You can make the bed downstairs as well as upstairs. So actually 4 people can travel and sleep in this one. There is a super fresh kitchen with 2 stoves, zink and a new fancy fridge. There is a small closet, plenty of storage to both my music equipment but also food, clothes, bags, sunbeds or whatever you want to bring on your trip. There is also a small toilet if you ever need it ha ha. I have not used that one yet tho. I prefer a real one or the forrest.
I’ve slept in it 6-7 times now and I actually have better nights sleep in the van than at home in my bed. My dog is with my as often as possible and he absolutely loves it to! My favorite part of it all is that you can choose whatever view you want, to wake up to. This is so far, one of my favorite views this summer, after a gig in Göteborg.