When we first talked to Rachel and Marius, they were just one month into living in their newly renovated housebus, Orca. It's now been over a year of adventures, and we're lucky enough to have an update from them to share with you!
If you missed it, read the first interview here.
"Hey all, we’ve had a rather exciting past 12 months with some great adventures in Orca, and also personally.
After the last interview with GridFree, we spent quite a bit of time in the Mackenzie Country fishing the crystal blue canals, before heading up the east coast of the South Island, across the strait on the Bluebridge Ferry and up through the North Island via the Coramandel, all the way to Uretiti Beach DOC Campsite in Waipu, where we have been working as the onsite camp managers.
In the past year we’ve done a heap of refurbishment work on Orca, as we actually had her set up as an Airbnb in camp for a few months! Needless to say, Orca was extremely popular with guests. It’s not often you get to camp in a nature campsite and have power and lights right?
Orca also had a wee adventure trip to Puriri Bay Doc Campsite, further up in Northland which was just fantastic.
We are super excited as at present we are busy preparing Orca to travel once again, as we will be hitting the road full time in July. However, this time there will be three of us, our wee daughter “Winter” arrived in March this year. A few of the renos involve the install of a dryer, additional water tanks, a diesel heater for additional heat, and of course a wee bed for our little munchkin.
We’d love you all to follow our upcoming adventures and take a good look at the GridFree Bach Kit set up with tilting panels, it’s been working just perfectly for us!
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Rachel, Marius & Baby Winter from Orca Bus."