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Van Life in Amsterdam

Van Life in Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Camp may look ugly and like a prison, but for €15 a night our van was in a secure car park, with water, toilet disposal, dustbins, wifi, and a 10 minute walk through a surprisingly hipster part of Amsterdam to a free ferry that deposited us into Centraal Station…

Van Life Day 2 | Belgium

Van Life Day 2 | Belgium

Not having a particular parking place in mind we ended up driving through the centre of Bruges and realising that parking in the city centre wasn’t as easy as it seemed…

Van Life Day 1 | Free Camping in Dungeness

Van Life Day 1 | Free Camping in Dungeness

Arriving in Dungeness that evening and enjoying the sunset from the view of the van whilst eating dinner, a simple cous cous dish with the spiciest onions imaginable, was the perfect way to wind down the first day…

Travelling With a Cat

Travelling With a Cat

We are moving our lives over to Portugal, so naturally our fur baby is coming along with us. We’ve taken the necessary steps and acquired her a pet passport and rabies jab. She’s chipped and vaccinated. Treated against fleas, ticks, and worms. In fact she is wormed regularly (monthly) due to her large appetite of rodents. We’ve recently bought a tracker for her, especially as she is now coming abroad with us for the first time we really don’t want her to get lost!

It's VLOGMAS!

It's VLOGMAS!

We’re happy to be at our land now for the winter, and there’s a lot of cool projects going on. Which means we’ve got a lot of stuff to share with you all, which means it would be brilliant to participate in Vlogmas and release new content every day.

We’re Selling Our Beautifully Handcrafted Narrow Boat!

 Open plan saloon & bedroom 

Open plan saloon & bedroom 

SHE IS NOW SOLD!

The time has come to move on from our wonderful liveaboard Bertha. We moved onto the water in 2015 and it is with a heavy heart that we must now say goodbye; we will be moving back into a van full time to travel Europe and convert our barn in Portugal. 

 

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Currently moored up along the Worcester & Birmingham canal on the outskirts of Worcester.  

 Galley 

Galley 

This is the perfect liveaboard boat for a first timer as it has everything you need to sail away immediately. Boat blacked 2017, recent hull survey 2017 and BSS valid until 2022 so nothing needs doing for a couple of years! 

 Thetford Duplex Cooker & Oven

Thetford Duplex Cooker & Oven

Here’s the details about Bertha:

  • 1991 30ft Springer Narrowboat
  • Thorneycroft Mitsubishi engine
  • Cruiser stern
  • Hull survey September 2017
  • Hull blacked September 2017
  • Boat Safety Certificate 2022
  • Boat repainted 2015  
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Fixed bed  
  • Thetford Duplex 4 burner hob with grill and oven 
  • Shower and toilet 
  • Paloma Boiler in kitchen
  • 12v/240v cool box refrigerator  
  • 2 x 13kg Calor Gas bottles  
  • 250w solar
  • 12v system (2 x power ports, lights, water pump) 
  • 240v shore power  
  • Open plan layout 
  • Fresh water tank 
  • Stern cover 
  • 7 x 1 watt LED lights  

Price is £19,995

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 Kitchen drawers 

Kitchen drawers 

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Here is a full tour of our boat filmed in 2017:

If you would like to know more info, or arrange a viewing please email contacttheindieprojects@gmail.com 

How We Shower in Our Van - Without a Bathroom!

How We Shower in Our Van - Without a Bathroom!

This is just purely the best van life shower you could dream of. It’s not too big, requires zero power (except for a few pumps on the handle for pressure), and can produce enough hot water to wash your entire body, hair, and have a shave with water left over. This is a revelation for us!