Ruby on Wheels


A developer on the road

Celebrating Christmas on the beach

After spending a couple of days in the snow, I swiftly crossed the French border headed toward Spain. The weather looked much better when I passed Dole in the morning: blue sky, sun shine and lush meadows. Attracted by the...


Welcoming the German winter

After coming back from my trip through east Germany, I enjoyed the last autumn days in southern Germany. Although the weather cooled down, it was still warm enough to go kayaking on the Isen river. I was even able to...


Presenting my Mercedes 508D

I’ve been working on and living in my Mercedes 508D for about two and a half years. I documented the building process and all the maintenance work but I’ve never presented the van as a whole, so here we go:...


Roaming through East Germany

While autumn was already in full swing in Sweden, it was just about to start when I came back to Germany. In contrast to the colorful broadleaf forests in East Sweden, I mostly passed green trees on my way to...


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...