Terratrotter® came to life years ago; a place where Elmer shared pictures of off-road adventures with his Land Rover Defender and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon— 10 years of going through mud and desert all through Europe & Morocco. And then “serendipity” brought the two of us together.
We started to think bigger. We no longer wanted to wait until retirement to live our dreams and explore the world.
Our own expedition truck
The next 2.5 years we remodeled a surplus military truck and container into a high-end expedition truck: an all-weather, off-road, off-grid house on wheels, ready for some serious adventure.
How do we afford it?
We work (and we sadly had to sell the Jeep). BUT we make our work fit our life and who we are, and not the other way around! For us, this means that we can not stick to a conventional 9 to 5 (or 8 to 7). I – Nicole – now run 2 businesses: a learning & leadership development firm (Academy 404) and a website development company (Pragmotion). And Elmer, he already works 20 years for the same airline, where he can trade his shifts with colleagues so we can hit the road more and longer.
Why this less conventional life?
We strongly believe that life is too short and too valuable to take it for granted. Nor do we want to live a life that was designed by someone else. The world has so much to offer and it would be a shame to not let it change us. We want to live life to the fullest, instead of being lived. So instead of allowing all the hurdles to stop us from achieving a more memorable story, we build up the courage to step outside the box!
So what are you waiting for?
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