While building our expedition truck / tiny home on wheels, we also had to think about what we wanted take with us on the road.
We looked for items that were
- multifunctional. This safes us lots of space and money. (e.g., 3-in-1 jacket)
- durable. Since we don't want to keep replacing them. This will also safe us money in the long run.
- as light and compact as possible.
And we didn't forget about comfort either.
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We have done a lot or research into the different possibilities to wash our clothes on the road. Eventually we decided the Daewoo Mini Washer was the best solution for us. It's a compact, fully functioning washing machine, which runs on solar or shore power. No more searching for laundry facilities!
Discover more about the Daewoo mini washer and other alternative in our full review >
Dry / Separating / Composting Toilet
We built ours for over year ago, and we definitely will never return to the chemical or water consuming toilet. We're absolutely sold on it!
I rarely use a female urination device, but the few times I had to I was very happy I had the Freshette with me.
Woman & Travel friendly - A life saver when in need
Gear Review: Female Urination Devices - "It’s size, shape, and structure, makes it the most foolproof and efficient of all the devices". I totally agree!
I can't believe I post these on our gear's list, because I have to admit I think they are one of the ugliest shoes ever invented. But Elmer took his time to convince me to buy a pair. And I have to confess I have not regretted it yet. They are:
- Versatile (public showers, pebble beaches, mud, ... a quick rinse afterwards and they look like new again)
- Durable (I even 'accidentally' put them too close to the bonfire)
- WAY TOO COMFORTABLE (even with a second pair of socks on)
BUT most of them do not score particularly high on overall sustainability. Thus, we keep our eyes open for a better solution. (Interested in the sustainability report of the real Crocs, follow this link to read their report)
12V/24V compressor fridge/freezer
For 10 years we had a Dometic Waeco 35 liter compressor fridge/freezer box. But since we got a 190 liter compressor fridge and freezer for our living unit, we had no use for it anymore and were still able to sell it. We got this smaller 18 liter freezer/fridge (19quartz) for our driver's cab. A cold drink and snack is always nice to have while driving on a sunny day. The 18liter is the smallest size that can still hold a 1,5 or even a 2 liter bottle. Although the box is already on the heavy side (9,5kg / 27lbs), the handle makes it still portable.
Wireless Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker (Ecoxgear)
Elmer introduced me to this speaker by trowing it powered on into my 'oh so relaxing' bath. You can imagine the horror on my face while this situation was unfolding. But I'm still here and I now love this speaker, like Elmer does. As the title says it:
- 100% waterproof (when we are not traveling it is standing in our shower)
- bluetooth connection (you can stream music from your laptop, smartphone or tablet)
- rechargeable Lithium Ion battery (stays charged for a long time; we never timed it but we believe the manufacturer's claim of "up to 10 hrs")
- built in waterproof microphone (so you should be able to take it with you in the ocean and answer a call if you feel the need to - but we never tested this)
- lightweight & compact
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