Ruby on Wheels


A developer on the road

Meeting some Germans

Moving into a van was just a random thought last winter. I had no idea if it would be feasible to work from a van across Europe. I ended up on Tanja’s blog when I was researching mobile internet solutions....


A storm, a lot of rain and new friends

On Sunday morning, I woke up by the sound of rain dropping on my roof. I knew that rain was expected by the end of the weekend. But after following the link that João Costa posted to my previous article,...


A bag of shit

Weekend time! :tada: I usually only work during the week, so I decided to spend my second morning at Barragem do Divôr surrounding the lake. From hiking around, it was obvious to me that it didn’t rain much during the...


Back on the road

After enjoying city van life for three months, the winter finally arrived in the Spanish capital. Temperatures close to -10 degrees Celsius pushed me back on the road towards the milder coasts in the south. I decided to drive back...


Mixing my own smoothies

While I was in Indonesia, I fell in love with all these rich and fruity smoothies. So good. I couldn’t get enough! When I came back to Spain, I immediately bought a powerful 800W blender to mix my own smoothies...


Why van life sucks

Most of the people living a “normal” life are concerned about the lack of comfort: What do I do when I have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Where do I take a shower? Am...


Taking a vacation from van life

I definitely miss my loved ones in Berlin. Especially my sister. Instead of seeing her in rainy, cold Berlin, I visited her on her vacation in Indonesia. Together with her boyfriend, who’s also a close friend of mine, and another...


Van life in a big city

Most of the beaches I visited in the north of Spain and Portugal were perfectly suited for van life: Tons of space to park a 2m by 6m vehicle, public toilets and showers. Sometimes lively during the day but always...


Meeting Mauro the pianist

Whenever I see an interesting van, I want to meet the owner. A couple of weeks ago, I saw an old Mitsubishi camper van in a parking lot in Madrid. The camper looked cosy and had a Portuguese license plate....


Working productively in a van

I got a lot of feedback after writing about the first 150 days of van life. Some people wondered about my productivity: How do I get shit done while living in a van across Europe? My setup Every job requires...