Beginning of the transformation

Now that we’ve managed to take care of the rust inside the Snail, we need to make sure it doesn’t come back. Audrey had some antirust paint left over from another project, so we decided to use it to cover the inside of the van. The project in question wasn’t a big one, so there were a lot of colours left over. In a little while, we had a motley hippie van, decked out in …

Transformation Step 1: Cleaning

In order to get off to a good start on the transformation of the van, we had to start by deep cleaning it. To tell you the truth, we never thought we would go as far as we did, but it had to be done. We could only see the van’s true state after completely stripping it. Our starting point was a simple piece of plywood screwed to the floor. Not too difficult to take …

Snailimobilization – State of the van

The idea behind buying a van for the trip rather than hitchhiking or depending on public transport or bicycles is that we could make it into our new (temporary) home, one that we can take with us. Another reason is because there are certain things that we wanted to take with us, and carrying them in a backpack would have been difficult. As well, after a lot of reading and discussion, we agreed that we …

We,ve found a vehicle!

When leaving on a big trip, the choice of a vehicle is of utmost importance and that was our starting point. After looking at a few vehicles, we realized that we needed a fair bit of space, given the fact that our trek would be a long-term one. After visiting dealerships, we wanted to find a vehicle tall enough for us to stand up inside of it. As you can imagine, when the weather is …

Horizon transition, et si on allait voir aut’part, aut’chose?

C’est le premier pas vers le lancement de l’aventure! Bienvenue sur Horizon transition, un site qui va relater un voyage à venir, dans d’autres contrées à la découvertes de manières de faire différentes. Apprendre et partager, deux valeurs que nous souhaitons partager via ce site et les médias que nous utiliserons. Horizon transition, c’est un projet à deux, un projet nouveau pour nous, un essai hors de ce qui nous est connu; à commencer par le …