The past 2 weeks I’ve been visiting Amsterdam, since there was the big festival of Europride, and my friend was on holiday so I had a house to stay and plants to water. But, attending conferences and parties at the Europride isn’t the only thing I’ve done the past 2 weeks, I’ve also been building miniature wagons. The building plans started to confuse me, and I had to see in 3D how it would become, especially on how the roof would be to name one thing. So, first I made a miniature based on the plans I had so far with a sitting area and a bed above it, painted the karton, and put it together:
When I had this made, I realized how high the wagon actually would be. Tunnels will become a problem, and there is a lot of extra material, which weighs a lot, and its really small. So I started thinking again, about other options for especially the sitting/sleeping area, how to make it less high. I had to think about the wall-beds, who are hidden in the wall, and thought: why not make a wall-sitting area. Since, when I make a wall-bed, there cannot be any window in the day. So I started working on this idea, which would mean there can only be one bed in the wagon itself, and finally made another miniature. Note that in this new model, the front area, where I’ll be sitting when riding the wagon, is extendable and able to convert into a two-person bed, which will be covered with a tent. This idea is relatively new and has to be thought through for its feasibility.
Tomorrow it’s time to go back to my parents place, and as low-budget but maybe mainly adventurous and fan of slow-travel person I am, I’ll go hitch hiking: