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Long time before planning and building our Radetzky we started to discuss one key topic: „What type of toilette should we use?“. Rather quickly we came to the decision that the only real option is a dry separation toilette. However, also very early in the evaluation cycle it became clear that none of the commercially available models would meet our expectations. Not from a functional and certainly not from a design point of view.
One of the pieces that took a lot of energy, time and re-planning things over and over was the bathroom. In particular the floor. Before I take you through some of the details let me present you our brand new bathroom. Only missing piece is the final version of the toilette. Still something we are working on but that‘s a different story for another time.
What you can see i... read more
We are still in lock down which is why we are in Vienna at this time of the year and not in Germany with my family - or even traveling the world. In fact, this is the first Christmas we‘ve spent in Vienna having lived here for almost 20 years.
Today is Monday 28 December 2020 and we are hitting the road again in our Rad... read more
This is part two of our maiden voyage after we decided to leave Sardinia because of the thread of a lock down.
When we arrived with the ferry in Civitavecchia on the mainland we get rain and temperatures around 10C. Not very tempting but we always try to make the best out of it. :-)
It’s 11 October 2020 and yes, we are on the road again! Finally! After several years of planning and researching as well as more than 1.5 years of building it is time to take our Radetzky for its maiden voyage. It is also the urgently needed break for the two of us because all our vacations over the last two years we’ve invested into this project.
It’s time for an update as many people have been wondering what is going on with our project. While we have been super busy with building there was no time for an update along the way.
Today I can proudly present that with some small exceptions we have finished the key aspects of our truck. Take a look for yourselves! read more
Back in 2017 we made a decision to pursue our dream of living an independent and mobile life, traveling across the world in a tiny house on wheels for the years to come. The first milestone was to choose and find a truck that is up for the task. After a lot of research, exploring several options, speaking to different people, we decided for the Steyr 12M18. A truck built specifically for the A... read more
What is so special about a floor that I dedicate this blog entry to it. Well, that’s what I thought when I started this project, too. Some time later I realise that the floor is a central piece of work that needs to be planned well in order to have a good foundation for the rest. Read all about how and why we have build up the floor and what material has been used for it.
In May this year our cabin was finally delivered to Austria. After about 1,5 year of planning we can put theory into practice. For this we took a couple of weeks of and moved ourselves from Vienna into the Weinviertel, the north eastern part of Austria, right at the border to Czech Republic. This is where we will spend a lot of time this year. Here we have found a temporary home for our cabin... read more
This is a key milestone for us. Yes, the cabin has made the long way from Cherkasy/Ukraine to Austria. In a small village 70 km north of Vienna we found a place for it. On this memorable day at around 9.30 am in the morning the cabin has been unloaded, wheels added and pushed into the warehouse. Now the "real work" on our side can begin.
The usual procedure when you buy an empty cabin with Krug Expedition is that once ready the... read more
We've looked at a number of different cabin producers prior to signing a contract with Krug Expedition. One of the key reasons why we decided for Krug was the great collaboration we've experienced in the validation phase and the constructive input we've received in all conversations either over the phone, in Schladming or when we've visiting their production facilities in the Ukraine. Once the contract was signed and the specification of the f... read more
Now that we are getting started with building our new home I thought I share some of the details. We recently signed the contract with Krug Expedition in Austria for building the actual cabin and some other items. Work has started already and will be completed soon. This is the foundation. Once complete, the interior we plan to do ourselves with some help from experts. To get to this point we’... read more
In September 2017 we’ve made a decision to start turning our dream into reality. This is to stop working and start traveling and exploring the world. The first step was to buy a Steyr 12M18 as the basis of an expedition vehicle. This decision was a tough one. Not because of what to buy and where. “Do we really want to do this?”, was the thing to decide. Now, one year later, we have to take a m... read more
We have been to Croatia many times and we know that especially along the coast line road cycling is not a good idea for many reasons. Can it be that the peninsula of Istria is different? We wanted to find out for ourselves in preparation for our next 24h cycling marathon taking place in early July. It was not necessarily our plan to come here in early June. This decision was made on short noti... read more
Today is a memorable day for us. We get up very early in the morning to take the first flight from Vienna to Frankfurt at 6:10 am. After many months of researching, discussing what makes most sense for us and how we see our future travels develop we decided that it is time to make decisions. From Frankfurt we drive with a rental car to a company called Excap. Stephan, the owner, is well known... read more