Time for an update.
At the moment we are still standing on the parking lot of the workshop in Hoogerheide, well actually not only standing, but also living there in our Nomads Bus. I must say it feels like home more than ever, the inside is super cosy and we have everything we need to live a comfortable life in it. I told Val that this is surely the most luxurious and convenient house I have ever lived in and it is only 25m2. I have lived in so many places I can’t even remember them all, but never have I had the opportunity to fine tune one completely to my needs. I guess it is also because our house is so small that you start looking at every corner and try to make the best of every little bit of space you can find. Also, it lends itself to quick improvements, because everything is made out of wood and it feels almost like playing with Lego, where you can easily remove and add new stuff all of the time. Thanks universe for providing us with wood!
From a technical aspect everything that needed to be done, has been done and so now the waiting game has begun (again). We were looking at different ways to get our bus inspected and our first idea was to go through what is called an individual inspection process in The Netherlands, but last week someone who works over there called me up and explained why it might not be the best idea to start that whole process. Basically, he said it would probably take a long time and a lot of money, he also mentioned there are other easier ways and that’s when Germany came up. He couldn’t tell me more about it, but he hinted it would definitely be a better option. Funny as how life goes, because later that day I met up with an old friend and he told me that one of his friends has a company that helps people import foreign cars into The Netherlands. How much of a coincidence is that?? The next day I called him and after that first conversation I can say it looks very promising, as usual there are some ifs, buts and maybes, but he told me that this is what they do for a living and that they import somewhere over 500 cars per year through Germany. Now all we need to do is get some technical info on the bus from the Thomas company and we can start the inspection process. He said it could be arranged in 30 days, if everything works out the way it should, but when does that ever? So, more realistically we’ll be to able to drive our home legally in Europe at some point in January. At least we have found a way that should bring our bus into the mountains, where it (and we) belong! Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!
The most frustrating part is that we still can’t accept any bookings, because we don’t want to disappoint anybody, hopefully we’ll be able to open them in the very near future!
Still fingers crossed though, mine have been like that for quite a while now, I hope I can uncross them soon.
Ps: We have over a month to fine-fine tune the bus, so any suggestions are welcome!