Ruby on Wheels


A developer on the road

Fitting the wall panels

The freezing temperatures forced me to paused my work on the shower cabin, so I continued covering the insulated walls with wood. Preparing the panels The original panels didn’t feel very smooth. I also didn’t like the vertical scratches caused...


Building the shower cabin

I’ve been really enjoying the time with my friends in Bavaria so far. Their farm is a lovely place in the heart of Bavaria. The garage in front of their house is a huge building that provides a lot of...


Looking for shelter in Bavaria

Although I found a lot of public sheltered places to work on my van, I haven’t been able to make a lot of progress recently. The glaze didn’t dry well because of the cold and rainy weather. I also couldn’t...


Building the shower frame

I spent a lot of time thinking about building a shower or not. I had a spacious bathroom without a shower in my previous van that wasted a lot of space. I couldn’t even wash myself in the bathroom because...


Building a wooden scaffold

The scaffold that is supposed hold the wooden cladding was one of the most challenging constructions that I’ve built for the van so far. Removing all the rust from the van during the summer was a lot of work. I...


Renewing the floor

After installing the diesel heater, the weather surprisingly changed again. The warm and sunny evenings were perfect to renew the perforated floor. It was about time to remove the original vinyl flooring that didn’t look great anymore. Except for a...


Resisting colder temperatures

Insulating the walls and roof was the first step towards working in my mobile garage without freezing. The temperature has constantly dropped for the last couple of days. Cold air was streaming through several holes and cut-outs in the floor....


Insulating my van

Insulating a camper van is essential to keep the temperature balanced on hot and cold days. A proper insulation is also important to prevent rust and mold in the van. Most of the rust that I removed during the summer...


Testing my new equipment

My previous camper van was equipped with a gas stove and a 450Wh solar system which served me well. Even during the winter, I never ran out of battery. I wanted to avoid installing a gas system into the ambulance...


Moving into an old military ambulance

It was love at first sight, when I checked out a Mercedes-Benz 508D more than four months ago in Rotterdam. It was built in 1986 and used as an ambulance by the Dutch army. After signing the purchase contract without...