One thing that we love is food and maybe our origins has something to do with that. We don’t eat processed food however or anything we don’t know the origin of. Food is our body’s fuel, so it’s important. Since we eat 3 times a day, we needed an adaptable system that would not take up too much room, that would be accessible and could be set up easily. We got inspiration from pictures we saw on the Internet, keeping in mind the kind of trip we wanted to do. At the same time, since we enjoy spending time outdoors in the sunlight, we wanted something that could allow us stay outside while cooking.
Then, we stumbled upon an image of a gas stove on a side door. You could just open the door and you had an outdoor kitchen. Our van has a double door and we didn’t want to obstruct the way in and out. The system is quite simple. It folds up against the door when we’re driving. When we need it, we unfold it and it can be used both inside the van or outside when the door is open.
Thinking about space, we realized that it was important for everything to be easily accessible. Spices are above and the plates, condiments are stored on the “desk” table. A cutting board is unfolded and can be used to chop the food or to put your glass of wine on while you cook.
We are still testing everything out and making adjustments. For instance, we found a way to attach the condiments to the ceiling instead of using magnets on the spice cupboard, because they would fall every time we closed the door.
Also published on Medium.