After some years traveling to Vietnam, India and such I decided I was fed up. Too hot, too many people. So I decided to build a rolling home in Europe to use as a base. It was to be an important investment, but once made, the cost of moving through Europe one month a year would be close to zero.
When I told him my plan he gave me a strange glance, and told me that he had a motorhome too!. In South Africa! And somebody there took care of it while he was away in Germany. So he in turn would help me (that had come through his door half an hour before) and would let me use his workshop and tools for the job.
Well, thanks God. I had no idea how difficult the job would turn out to be. Through Theo, from Buenos Aires, I bought all the components: gas and water tanks, heater, boiler, batteries, kitchen, sink, shower, tubes, isolation, etc. And when I got back to Munich I worked for a month to build what you see.
I Worked 16 hours a day, alone (Everyone is busy there) and in the courtyard, because the workshop was full of stuff. When he had a while Theo came downstairs to offer instructions, coaching and German standards (!). And introduced me to tools unknown to man.
Finally, several kilos lighter and with skinned hands, I came home and the Van rested in a saw mill waiting for me through the year. In this manner my trips cost little more than the plane ticket. A few Diesel gallons and 100 Euros in a supermarket are good for a month of Spaghetti and 2000 miles.
And, even after having put up several buildings in 30 years as an architect, this was one of the most difficult building projects in my life, and as you can see, I am quite proud of it.