We had a lovely sunny day on Sunday and did a bunch of work on our girl. I’ll tell you all about that in another post. Today I wanted to finally share with you her inner world.
So you remember what she looks like on the outside right? Well here she is with the pop-top up:
Here’s the hot seat. I love driving her – you feel up high and her big spacious window let’s you take in the whole world in front of you as you travel:
I couldn’t get a good shot of the dash, but here’s a look at the complicated ventilation controls – 4 sliders, which depending on how you combine their positions will determine whether you will melt into a big, sweaty, sticky puddle in your seat or stay your normal, collected, cool self.
The a/c might actually work afterall – but we may never know! It’s a DIY install from the owners before the last owners and therefore does not come with instructions…and the last owners didn’t have a clue how to work it because they never cared to try! There’s a deceivingly simple “A.C Fan Switch” – but flipping it doesn’t change a thing. I suspect I have to come up with just the perfect slider combo and press the a/c fan switch. It would help if we knew which way was “on” with the switch. In the very early days, I’m pretty sure I turned on the a/c by accident once, but it happened to be on a cold day so it was the last thing we wanted and I quickly muddled my way through turning it off. Doh!
Here is an outside view of our main living quarters:
You can see the stove and fridge (back right, above the cupboards/drawer), storage spaces, and bench seat with the table pulled out. Here’s a closer look at the main area inside:
The fridge is that cupboard on the left, below the stove. Here’s a closer look at the stove/sink and fridge:
Oh wait! Check out my curtains!
Now, because of the pop-top, you can stand straight up in this area of the Westfalia – you can see the opening above in the last picture. To take this next picture, I was standing in between the driver and passenger seats with the camera pointing out, showing the pop-top (where the double bed is) and the living area below it:
The bed is folded in half at the moment. It folds out towards the front and becomes a double bed. This is likely where we will sleep. The other option is to sleep below. The bench seat folds down and behind it is more cushion, so it becomes another double bed. I would have gotten a shot of that for you, except we are having some technical difficulties with our trunk door…namely, it won’t open! So I will have to show you the trunk space, and where we’ll most likely keep most of our stuff, another time.
So that concludes our tour! I’m glad we got to brighten her up a bit with the curtains, but there’s still plenty of personal touches that I intend to add. Any day now (possibly today!) my decals will arrive in the mail. I can’t wait to show you what we chose!
So, what do you think? Can you imagine us living for three months in this cozy little space?