DREAM TRIP ON A FULLY EQUIPPED DIY CAMPERVAN
JOIN THE #VANLIFE ADVENTURE
WE BUILD & YOU HAVE FUN
Let's make a DIY VAN with a built-in bedroom, kitchen, shower and a work place.
We will take care of all the hard part, from buying the van to transforming it into a cosy dwelling on wheels. And you can take it for an amazing ride in 2021 once the borders are reopened.

Reserve your van holidays now, and support our initiative!
WE BUILD & YOU HAVE FUN:
Let's make a DIY VAN with a built-in bedroom, kitchen, shower and a work place.
We will take care of all the hard part, from buying the van to transforming it into a cosy dwelling on wheels. And you can take it for an amazing ride in 2021 once the borders are reopened.

Reserve your van holidays now, and support our initiative!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You back our project

By reserving the van for an adventure in 2021, becoming a sponsor or simply spreading the word.
We build the van

We buy and register the van, get all the necessary equipment and turn it into a beautiful home on wheels by spring 2021.
You enjoy vanlife

Starting from spring 2021, all backers can choose the dates of their vanlife adventure and travel across Europe like never did before.
3 STAGES OF CROWDFUNDING
3 STAGES OF CROWDFUNDING
20 May - 7 June
STAGE 1
(completed)
6181€ euro is gathered, the car is bough, details are in the section news
22 June - 8 July
STAGE 2
(Ongoing)
Goal 2500€ for the technical parts
20 July - 7 August
STAGE 3

Goal is 4360€ for the final works
DETAILS
We made detailed calculations and we need 12.860€ to make this dream come true, calculation and expenses.
we divided the crowdfunding campaign in three stages: purchase of the van, refitting and final finish. We are investing 4000€ from our own funds and spend 1000 (2000) hours building the van. The rest will be raised with crowdfunding.
At the stage 1 6181€ was gathered and the van is bought and registered!

We do need your support and participance!
UNTIL THE END OF THE STAGE II
GATHERED:
GOAL:
257 €
2500 €
MAIN SLOT OF THE STAGE II
Vanlife adventure
For those who want to try the vanlife in EU.
From the spring of 2021 the van will be based in Slovakia, but we can discuss the exact pick up and drop off place.

There are 2 rental options: for 6 and 12 days.
6 days — 570 euro
12 days — 910 euro

The van will can accommodate up to 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 kids.
Just imagine how cool it will be to ride a van around Europe next year!
Car can fit up to 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 kids.


MORE OPTIONS TO SUPPORT
Donate
You can support this project even with a small comfortable for you contribution! Just because you like the idea.
Get a postcard
Even a small contribution will help to progress the project! For example, 6 postcards and we can buy a fan. 1 postcard is 10 euros.
Honorary backer
Sounds like a status, doesn't it?:) We will write your name on our van and mention it among our contributors at the website and social media. 50 eur
Hurray! The first stage is successfully completed !
Thanks to you we have collected 6 181 euros! The next stage of crowdfunding starts on June 22.
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SO, WHAT IS THE #VANLIFE?
Vanlife (as originated from the words 'van' and 'life') is a lifestyle for people all around the world. People buy and turn their vans into homes on wheels. It looks like an ordinary van from the outside, but inside it is a fully furnished house!

The van is about freedom, openness, beauty and aesthetics. It is about responsibility and easiness. Live the proper way, an off-grid lifestyle, and get to know yourself and the world.

On Instagram, there are more than 7 million mentions of #vanlife. And don't think that this cup of tea is only for hippies, even Mercedes-Benz offers a variety of camper vans concepts.
Vanlife (as originated from the words 'van' and 'life') is a lifestyle for people all around the world. People buy and turn their vans into homes on wheels. It looks like an ordinary van from the outside, but inside it is a fully furnished house!

The van is about freedom, openness, beauty and aesthetics. It is about responsibility and easiness. Live the proper way, an off-grid lifestyle, and get to know yourself and the world.

On Instagram, there are more than 7 million mentions of #vanlife. And don't think that this cup of tea is only for hippies, even Mercedes-Benz offers a variety of camper vans concepts.
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LOCATION OF THE VAN
We will buy and register a car in Bratislava, where it is going to be based. Conversion will be done in Moscow, Russia (cheapest option) and after van will be back to EU.
Those who choose slot 'Join the adventure', could travel in Slovakia and to the nearest countries. It is a convenient starting point. For example, Bratislava is located on the borders of the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.
Location of the van
Bratislava, Slovakia

We will buy and register a car in Bratislava, where it is going to be based. All the conversion will be done in Moscow, Russia (it is cheaper) and after van will be back to EU.
For those who choose slot 'Join the adventure', could travel in Slovakia and to the nearest countries. It is a convenient starting point. For example, Bratislava is located on the borders of the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.
OPTIONS WHERE TO TRAVEL:
HALLSTATT, AUSTRIA
374 km FROM BRATISLAVA
Photo by Sorasak on Unsplash
ZADAR, CROATIA
672 KM FROM BRATISLAVA
Venice, Italy
650 KM FROM BRATISLAVA
Hohensalzburg Castle,
Salzburg, Austria, 370 км
Photo by Erik Odiin on Unsplash
Lake Balaton, Hungary, 170 км
Photo by Daria Ra on Unsplash
Semmering, Austria,
140 km from Bratislava
Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 170 Km
Budmerice, Slovakia,
45 km from bratislava
Starhrad, Slovakia,
217 km from Bratislava
Castle Lietava, Slovakia
213 km from Bratislava
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MEET THE TEAM
Olga isaeva
Travel entrepreneur / Press-tours organiser / Multipotential
I am a co-founder of several travel projects such as Nomad Train organizes group tours for Digital Nomads at Trans-Siberian railway. I have studied at Strelka, worked in USA.


I had the opportunity to travel to 45 countries around the world. I believe this project offers a chance at a dream life, not only for us but for all those who decide to support the project.

Personal website
Sergey Losev
Media producer / Creative Consultant / Multipotential
I started out in film and music. I was the producer of the movie that was shown at Cannes and a co-founder of online course about video production.
Now I devote most of my time to creative consulting. shoot videos and do media solutions for the events.

I owned a van many years ago, even before the Instagram era, build my house 10 years ago near Moscow, so I understand the scope of work we need to do perfectly.

Personal website
DETAILS:
OUR #VANLIFE EXPERIENCE
CALCULATIONS
IVECO DAILY VAN
OUR #VANLIFE EXPERIENCE
We had doubts about glamorous pictures boasting beautiful van trips and how they correspond with reality, so we decided to rent a camper van to make several test drives and experience it all firsthand. Even though we both have travelled to over 80 countries and have tried different types of tourism, travelling with a van was extremely exciting and adventurous. We truly enjoyed it!
CALCULATIONS
We've learned a ton about the building of such vans. Also, we already have significant construction experience: from remodeling VW Transporter to building log cabins.
Our costs include a vehicle, registration in Europe, and all necessary supplies to build a stylish fancy van with kitchen, bedroom, work desk, shower, and toilet.
IVECO DAILY CAR
We've seriously researched the market of camper vans and picked this model:
+ Professional vans for long runs
+ The widest van ever! We can put a horizontal bed and save some space for a shower
+ The best for an off-road experience
+ Can be used with a category B driving license
CALCULATIONS
We've learned a ton about the building of such vans. Also, we already have significant construction experience: from remodeling VW Transporter to building log cabins.
Our costs include a vehicle, registration in Europe, and all necessary supplies to build a stylish fancy van with kitchen, bedroom, work desk, shower, and toilet.
IVECO DAILY CAR
We've seriously researched the market of camper vans and picked this model:
+ Professional vans for long runs
+ The widest van ever! We can put a horizontal bed and save some space for a shower
+ The best for an off-road experience
+ Can be used with a category B driving license
OUR #VANLIFE EXPERIENCE
We had doubts about glamorous pictures boasting beautiful van trips and how they correspond with reality, so we decided to rent a camper van to make several test drives and experience it all firsthand. Even though we both have travelled to over 80 countries and have tried different types of tourism, travelling with a van was extremely exciting and adventurous. We truly enjoyed it!
IVECO DAILY CAR
We've seriously researched the market of camper vans and picked this model:
+ Professional vans for long runs
+ The widest van ever! We can put a horizontal bed and save some space for a shower
+ The best for an off-road experience
+ Can be used with a category B driving license
Calculations
We've learned a ton about the building of such vans. Also, we already have significant construction experience: from remodeling VW Transporter to building log cabins.
Our costs include a vehicle, registration in Europe, and all necessary supplies to build a stylish fancy van with kitchen, bedroom, work desk, shower, and toilet.
OUR #VANLIFE EXPERIENCE
We had doubts about glamorous pictures boasting beautiful van trips and how they correspond with reality, so we decided to rent a camper van to make several test drives and experience it all firsthand. Even though we both have travelled to over 80 countries and have tried different types of tourism, travelling with a van was extremely exciting and adventurous. We truly enjoyed it!
OUR #VANLIFE EXPERIENCE
We had doubts about glamorous pictures boasting beautiful van trips and how they correspond with reality, so we decided to rent a camper van to make several test drives and experience it all firsthand. Even though we both have travelled to over 80 countries and have tried different types of tourism, travelling with a van was extremely exciting and adventurous. We truly enjoyed it!
CALCULATIONS
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We've learned a ton about the building of such vans. Also, we already have significant construction experience: from remodeling VW Transporter to building log cabins.
Our costs include a vehicle, registration in Europe, and all necessary supplies to build a stylish fancy van with kitchen, bedroom, work desk, shower, and toilet.
IVECO DAILY CAR
We've seriously researched the market of camper vans and picked this model:
+ Professional vans for long runs
+ The widest van ever! We can put a horizontal bed and save some space for a shower
+ The best for an off-road experience
+ Can be used with a category B driving license
If you feel passionate about such things as freedom, simplicity, and adventures, then we are all on the same road!
F.A.Q.
I AM ALONE OR WITHOUT A DRIVing LICENSE
We are thinking about the option for a solo traveler, meanwhile you can:
1) Find someone to join you in this epic adventure. Van would fit up to 4 people.
2) Contact us in WA and let's think together
It seems expensive
The price of a 6-day trip for 570 euros is cheaper than it seems.
1) The van could comfortably accommodate 3 people, which means that the price per person is 166 euros.
2) The price to the average hotel would be around 50 euros per night that means 300euro for a week + a car rental around 200 euros.
3) You have a well-equipped kitchen and the opportunity to prepare excellent dishes using fresh local products and thus save at least 50-100 euros per day.
4) A regular camper costs around 150 euros per day to rent (for example).
WHAT IF THE TOTAL BUILDING COST WILL BE HIGHER THAN EXPECTED?
We plan to have 10% of the budget dedicated to unforeseen expenses. All the construction will be in a phased manner.
IS THIS the rental ONLY FOR 2021 OR EVERY YEAR?
We are doing crowdfunding for the future one-time rental of the van. Now you can pay for 6 days of rent for 570 euros. The nearest rental will be available in the spring-fall of 2021. If you want to invest in the project and own a part of van, write to us and we discuss it.
Will I manage to drive the van? Is it safe?
Our van will have sensors, cameras and things that will simplify the driving. A regular driver's license of the categoryB is sufficient. It is desirable to have a driving experience of at least 3 years, if it is not, we discuss each specific case. Van is insured.
WHAT IF BUILDING TIME TAKE LONGER?
We will continuously update both the estimate and the timeline of construction. In case we can not meet the deadline, we will apply to professionals.
WHAT IF THE VAN GOT BROKEN DURING THE TRIP?
We will buy a van in good condition and include some money to budget for extra repairs and insurance during your rent.
WHEN CAN I TAKE A RIDE?
We plan to finish the van by the end of 2020. It will be available for trips starting in the spring of 2021. Those who choose the slot 'Join the adventure', will be kept updates about the building process and timing.
WHY ARE WE GONNA MAKE IT?
Mainly it is because we really want to! This idea has been maturing for six months, and now we cannot even sleep due to mulling over the smallest details in this upcoming construction.

1) Sergey has experience building vans. So, we really have an understanding of HOW to make it.
2) We buy the car in EU and register here.
3) We have calculated the cost.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO MAKE IT NOW?
Opportunities have always been the upside of any crisis. Many companies have already begun to sell off their equipment at very reasonable prices, including vans. We buy a vehicle at the best price with a good discount.😎

We plan to invest about 1000 hours of our time into converting a cargo vehicle into a camper van, and we are sure that even if we decide to sell it, we be able to make a significant profit.
Why do we need your support now?
Support is needed right now for several reasons:
1) If we do not collect the necessary amount of money, we will not manage to make it happen and we will refund all the money and postpone the project until better times
2) We do not want to make a rental business. This crowdfunding is an option to split the coast among the people who like the idea.
3) For comparison, renting a camper for a day costs around 150 euros, example. Campers are old fashioned, clumsy


And camper is the last century, really. We will build a van that you will not want to get out of! Cozy, warm, with love and kindness! Our offer is 570 euros for 6 nights, which is 95 euros per day for three (so many people will fit comfortably in the van)
4) If we decide to rent a van after its construction, it will definitely be more expensive than the specified amounts.
5) we have divided crowdfunding into 3 stages, the earlier you support the project, the more profitable it will be for you.
How much do you invest yourself?
We are going to invest 4000 euro and more than 2000 working hours. For the rest of the amount we have launched the crowdfunding.
Where is the 3d model of the van?
An architect is going to join us soon and we are waiting for her final confirmation. We will make a 3d model of the van at stage 2, when we purchase the car.
Meantime, you can see examples of vans that inspire us on the collected board at Pinterest.
What are you responsible for?
We are strongly committed to take on all the difficulties involved in the construction and registration of the van. You will be able to watch our progress in real-time in instagram and eventually take a ride in it! We will tell you every detail about our process and keep you informed about the construction.

When the van is finished, we'll work to find convenient dates for you to take a ride.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T BUILD A VAN? What is the GUARANTEE?
If we don't finish the van, we will refund you money.
Other questionS
Contact us through Olga's WA.
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«Travel in this new world will look different, people will want options that are closer to home, safer, and more affordable.» — Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky
POST-PANDEMIC TRAVEL
Travel sphere has changed a lot recently. Many experts believe that travel will not soon return to pre-crisis volume and that the format of travel and travel habits will change.
You can research more by reading the long read by The New York Times, instabook about consequences G Adventures, watch the conference Re-Thinking Tourism.

Having extensive experience in travel, we believe that idea of the vanlife could be on demand as a type of the safe off-grid travel. It will be possible to leave on a low 2-3 months trips, working remotely and with the best view outside the window.

Travel sphere has changed a lot recently. Many experts believe that travel will not soon return to pre-crisis volume and that the format of travel and travel habits will change.
You can research more by reading the long read by The New York Times, instabook about consequences G Adventures, watch the conference Re-Thinking Tourism.

Having extensive experience in travel, we believe that idea of the vanlife could be on demand as a type of the safe off-grid travel. It will be possible to leave on a low 2-3 months trips, working remotely and with the best view outside the window.
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