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?
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?