Italian-born Marina Piro had a secure job in north-east England and an adorable labradoodle. Some may say she had it all. But an office job can’t quench your thirst for travel. So Piro quit her job to become a “self sufficient forest fairy” along with her faithful, loyal friend—Odie. She kitted out a five-door Renault Kangoo with LED lights, gas supply and insulation and turned into a dog-friendly mobile home. There is a bed and a kitchenette for a cosy living experience as well. The total cost of converting the van into a moving home was 500 pounds (INR 40,000 approx).
Piro updates her blog and Instagram regularly with accounts of her travels. Here are some of our favourite posts:
Piro never planned on getting a travel companion; but when she saw Odie, a rescue dog, it was love at first bark. We can see why
That view and this dog <3
Here’s how she takes a warm bath. Pretty ingenious, isn’t it?
How on earth do you keep clean without a shower in the van they asked. Well it's pretty simple: Fill with water a solar shower. Find the prettiest tree around and climb it. Secure the shower and wait for the sun to do its job. Not warm enough? Check out my latest blog post (link on bio) for alternative solutions 😊 .
#vanlife #vangirl #vandog #live outside #outsideisfree #tinyhousemovement #pamthevan
Bravo Odie, Bravo!
Cannot believe Odie agreed in being my navigator during this little packrafting Adventure. Yes the water is very shallow there but i promise we did conquered some (tiny) rapids. And yes there are three horses on on the background.
#letsgoeverywhere #smalladventures #packrafting #adventuredog #outsideisfree #brenta #italy #pamthevan
The ever-dependable Pam the Van
Look how cosy it is!
Here’s how you pack for a road trip
Odie is too busy enjoying the view
Odie likes to trek!
But not too much
This is paradise
Odie’s got company!
Any suggestions for Odie?