Adventures Begin

Thanks for stopping by!
This website is not only going to be the blog of Burtman, adventure-seeker, office-dodger and van tinkerer; it's also going to be a growing resource for people who are new to the van life.

In these pages, you'll find technical descriptions and guides for building important systems like electricity and water supplies, useful lessons and tips on security, parking, and much more, honest and unbiased reviews of the places I stumble across along the way, and plenty of information to help you find, design, build and maintain your own home on wheels. And that's not to mention plenty of stories, photographs and videos from my trips, a handful of creative extras and interesting projects from friends and strangers alike.

You can follow my journeys in maps and media, and my evolving playlist page is self-explanatory.

Oh, and by the way, if you like this website, you might like to know it was designed and built on the beach in sunny Spain.
One of my other projects is developing and hosting websites just like this one. You can check out some of my work and hire me for your own projects over at the Open Road section!

Lastly, if you'd like to be alerted when the site goes live and get updates when new content is added, you can join the mailing list, and you can comment and ask questions on all sections of the site with a free Burtman user profile.


Want To Support Burtman?

If you love my journeys and adventures as much as I do, I've got some treats for those who are able and willing to help me to continue them!

Support At Different Levels
Free mailing list subscribers get
Your free Burtman account gives you access to the free articles and some of the blogs. You can leave comments and you will receive a digest email from time to time.

Bronze supporters get
All of the above plus access to unpublished photos and videos from my trips and access to additional blogs, which include some useful tips for looking after dogs while living on the road.

Silver supporters also get
Access to our regular live chat, where I share more stories from my adventures and answer your questions. Some practical designs for saving space in your van and some other extras.

Gold supporters also get
Access to other projects I'm working on, all my 'Stories From The Road', and some other bits and pieces I think you'll like, including occasional post cards from the places I visit.

Platinum supporters also get
Full access to all new content as it comes, original type-written poems and one-off, signed photo prints by post, plus the option to upload an ad for your own business, which will feature on this site (some rules apply). Platinum also offers discounts on web development and related services as well as a direct, any-time private chat for questions, ideas and travel tips.

When you select a supporter option other than Free Mailing List Only, you will only be placed on the waiting list for that level. You don't need to do anything at the moment. When the system is ready to take supporter subscriptions, you will be notified and given the option to change your mind or go ahead. As with everything here at, there is no lock-in, no commitment, no penalties and no other underhanded cheek of any kind. Your support is hugely appreciated and you are free to change your mind at any time.


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A BIG thank you to my current supporters!