Ruby on Wheels


A developer on the road

Driving through the colorful woods of East Sweden

After building our little wooden shack in the woods, we stopped in Örnsköldsvik for grocery shopping and grabbing a bite. We hadn’t visited any cities in several weeks, so we parked our vans near the harbor to stroll around the...


Enjoying autumn at the Gulf of Bothnia

It didn’t take a lot of time to escape from the bad weather in Abisko. Most clouds were gone and the sun was shining after driving 170km southeast. Lake Marsijärvi seemed like a nice place for soaking up some sun...


Watching the northern sky

Attracted by the northern lights that we observed in the middle of Sweden, we were excited to reach Torneträsk, Sweden’s most northern lake reachable by car. The lake was so large that it had an impact on the local climate....


Approaching the Arctic Circle

After enjoying the southern part of Sweden, my friend Moritz and I left the woods to meet up with a friend in Gothenburg. We preferred sleeping in the open countryside, so we left the city after a couple of hours...


Answering 22 questions about van life

One of my co-workers sent me an email with 22 questions raised by his 15-year-old daughter. The questions seemed very interesting, so I thought about posting the answers on my blog to share them with other people who might be...


Entering the Swedish woods

The finally stop of my journey through Germany was only a few hours away from Sweden, so I decided to join my friend Moritz who wanted to go on van trip through Sweden. I’d work during weekdays and join his...


Exploring swimming lakes in Germany

After spending most of the summer in southern Germany, I wanted to go for another trip to northern Germany to visit family and friends. Inspired by the beautiful lakes I visited in Switzerland and the hot temperatures in Germany, I...


Visiting Switzerland

After spending a great time in southern Germany in and around my hometown, I decided to visit coworkers and friends in Switzerland. My first stop was Rorschach, where I bought a Swiss SIM card allowing me to work during my...


Cruising through Germany

After staying in my van on the farm of my friends for about two months, the Corona restrictions were loosened in Germany. My van had a brand new brake system and I was finally able to hit the road again...


Shooting a music video

While rebuilding the brake system of my van at the farm of my friends, they were shooting a music video for their band called the Drunken Dentists. The first scenes were shot in the barn. Once the brakes were fixed,...