Remote lifestyle report january 2019

Let me be honest and use one sentence to summarize this month, ‘We regret making the campervan on our own.’

We overestimate our abilities. We didn’t know it’s that difficult to convert a van into a campervan. We always find more problems when solving one problem. Sometimes we really don’t know how to deal with them. For example, we were so confused about what to do with the walls and ceiling. Since David is very tall, we should not use wood board to make them. Otherwise, he can’t stand and sleep comfortably in the van. We were lost for 2 weeks.

A good dream has become a nightmare, an endless nightmare.

After consideration, we decided to find some help. Mr. D helps us to make the furnitures, walls and ceiling. Thanks to his help, we feel more relieved.

fufu.jpeg (A peek at our FuFu. You can see our daily progress @tsainei)

💶Expenses:

Total: 1523.5 euros

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Our main expense is van conversion. We spent 702.34 euros on the equipments, 150 on my second hand bike and 360 euros on hiring the worker to help us.

Besides, I spent 260 euros on dental treatment. Sometimes my teeth hurt when eating, so I went to the dentist. Deep teeth cleaning cost 60 euros. Also, I bought dental night guard to prevent my grinding problem at night.

🌍We have visited:

Staying home to make the van, we didn’t visit somewhere special. We visited Leroy Merlin and Bricomart like visiting 7-11!

🍻Social Life:

Drum rolls…

This month we went to 2 meetups and made 1 friend!

David met his university friends before they leaving the city after new year.

I met a Taiwanese girl who’s living in the south of Spain. We will meet more in the future.

💻Productivity:

Though the van conversion is the most important thing to do, we can’t abandon our jobs and other projects.

Since we were facing some obstacles when making the campervan, I didn’t post that much on my instagram.(@tsainei However, I will post more this February because we’re making fast progress now.

I encouraged myself to keep writing. This month I wrote 11 articles:

English:

1.Remote Lifestyle Report December 2018

Mandarin:

2.泰國租房可以很簡單——清邁和曼谷租房經驗談

3.令數位遊牧工作者趨之若鶩的歐洲首都——里斯本13大拉力

4.那天,我在火星上漫步28公里——Wadi Rum遊記

5.Ocho 16——拒絕

6.異國戀愛可以爲你開一道門,也可以爲你關了一扇窗 - - 朋友談異國戀的得與「失」

7.睡在家門口又差點被罰錢的超廢露營車二遊

8.2018年12月遠距生活摘要

9.西班牙結婚——默契不及格的結婚面試

I guest-posted in Remote Taiwan. The article is about house rental in Chiang Mai:

10.在數位遊牧工作者的非官方首都租房可以很簡單!清邁租房經驗談

I posted an article about my Wadi Rum hiking trip on backpackers.com.tw:

11.那天,我在火星漫步28公里 — — 約旦Wadi Rum健行攻略+遊記

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Written on February 8, 2019