Camper rentals in europe

Germany is the cheapest

ideamerge – two months June 12- August 18 = $10,000
McRent Family Standard: Sunlight T64

Camper expenses and experience:
“a van in excess of 6 meters as you lose the ability to squeeze into a regular parking spaces”
Globebus i1 is 6 meters exactly.

45 days, = 8659.70

Co high season
Pure Motorhomes 133 45 5985
McRent – Munich 138 45 6210
Peak July to mid September 138
Shoulder May – June 115 60 6900
Off April 95


mini – trailers

happy_camperI love mini campers. The idea of a summer road trip in the US with a little box on the back to sleep and eat in while we boot down the Pacific coast.

The Happier Camper is cool, but at $15,000 USD, (especially as the CDN dollar is at an 11 year low)  makes this a bit pricey.

I like this Castle mini camper renovation – err, I think it is more a from scratch build – but looks like it would be much easier on the pocket book. Something I would love to do but time and space are limited.

Another option would be to rent something cool out west, like a funky VW westfalia van from

or one of these bad boy offroad teardrop trailers from


Outside has a great article.


Approved – let the planning begin.

As an educator we have a great option available to us, Prepaid Leave Plan (PLP) commonly called a “four over five”.  I can defer a quarter of my salary for four years and then take the fifth year off and receive three quarters of my salary with my job is there waiting for me upon return. I just got approval so the count down begins!

2019/2020 is our year!

Rene Schwietzke / Via Flickr: rene-germany
Rene Schwietzke / Via Flickr: rene-germany

Teachers can do this too which is a good thing as Alison is a primary teacher, I don’t think she would be amused if the girls and I sailed off for a year.

These posts will be about my research and our slowly solidifying plans for that year.  When given the choice of what to do for a year, well two summers and a year to be exact,  it gets a bit daunting, the choices seem a bit endless. One goal is to sail down to the Bahamas and back via the

Inter Coastal Waterway (ICW), spend time in Europe (German Christmas markets) and explore the planet with our children who will be age 10 and 8 that year.