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diy Location Independence Vanlife

van conversion furniture that doesn’t break the bank

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15/01/2020

If you’ve been on this blog before you’ll know that I’m a big proponent of practical and dirt cheap camper conversions. I find the returns on investment to decrease quickly once you start pouring excessive sums of money into them. There’s also the weight and space issue and that’s…


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diy Location Independence

The ultimate Magnetfishing guide after 4 years of experience

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31/12/2019

For over four years now we have been avid magnet fishers and so I figured it was time to write a „master list“ of what you need to get started in this most amazing of hobbies. If you need some credibility feel free to flick through the images below…


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diy Location Independence

How I built a ramp for my truck

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on
19/12/2019

For my upcoming move I needed a ramp for my truck to make getting my fridge and washing machine up easily. It will also serve to get my little bike up there to use my truck as a garage during the winter days and I suspect the thing will…


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diy Location Independence

How I get plenty of power in my van / truck to run power tools and electronics

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on
07/12/2019

Sleeping in a van is fun – popping up a little workshop in the middle of nowhere even more so.

I am a programmer by trade, tinkerer and builder by heart and both those things need a proper power supply – something that can be quite troublesome to figure…


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diy Location Independence

I built a scrap art table from magnetfishing finds

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on
07/12/2019

My city recently outlawed magnetfishing which meant I was suddenly sitting on a large truck, tools and gear that we are no longer allowed to use. Pity.

But with the scrap that I already collected and saved up over the past few months and years I still had enough…


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Welding with two car batteries actually works – and surprisingly well

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on
03/12/2019

This is the kind of post that has to come with an obvious disclaimer: This is stupid and not how you should do things if you have any other option — which I don’t.

I use a 1998 Mercedes flatbed truck as a workbench on wheels to follow my…


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diy Productreviews

A story of two lives – before and after I bought an angle grinder

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03/12/2019

Some events in life stick with you, for me it was the start of a life-long phobia of angle grinders. It started as a kid when I was building a wooden catapult – don’t ask – and convinced my mom to buy me a sander so I wouldn’t have…


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A programmer’s guide to metalworking

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01/12/2019

Why does it matter that I am a programmer? It doesn’t, really – but it is supposed to show that I come from a totally different profession and simply picked up metalworking as a balance to my desk job. To me there is little better than having the tools…


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diy Location Independence

I turned my camper van into a workbench I can sleep in

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on
28/11/2019

For a long time I was looking at camper vans, build logs and made up plans – until I noticed something peculiar: As tiny as they are I didn’t really know what to do with all the space.

I know that a couple square feet of metal box do not…

Malte
Germany

Hi, I'm a programmer by day, creative writer and outdoors guy in the evening. This site is my happy place where I write about my journey towards financial and location independence and the obstacles I encounter along the way.

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