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About us


I was born in Eeklo, Belgium, on June 29th, 1964. In 1988 I decided it was time to move to ‘the big city’, so I left Eeklo for Gent – a whopping 20 km away! Mind you, most Belgians perceive distance slightly different from the rest of the world; it is after all a rather tiny country. Three years later, in 1991, I left Gent to go to London to live and work; for about 2 years. Or at least that was the initial plan. But fate had something else in store for me… On my way to London I met a Kiwi called Stephen…

I was born in Cambridge, New Zealand in 1967. At age 10, I left New Zealand with my parents to go and live in Perth, Australia. And then at age 18, returned from Aussie to complete University in Auckland New Zealand. England beckoned, and the travel adventures started in earnest. In 1991, on my way from London to a jazz festival in Belgium, I met Caroline..

We became good friends. In 1992 we traveled to Africa together and on returning to London in 1993 we moved in together. In 1996 – Caroline had been in London for about 4.5 years, Stephen for 5 years – we packed all our worldly possessions in 13 boxes and a poster roll and moved to Sydney, Australia. Before settling in Sydney, where we eventually bought a home, we spent 4 months in Perth. New horizons and opportunities beckoned again in 2000 when we sold our home and moved to San Francisco. This time we filled half a container. A few weeks after arriving in the US we got married in Las Vegas. We have been in San Francisco ever since; it became our home and we love it there!.

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Recent blog entries

Installing Solar Monitor
March 29, 2020

We were inspired by a YouTube video by Everlanders to monitor of solar production and battery state. We took a different technical approach, but the end goal is the same. The idea is that this solution will be able to monitor all sorts of things in Molly. There are four basic components to the system. […]

Battery Monitoring
March 16, 2020

Something is not quite with the batteries, but it might not be the batteries! And so the investigation starts, why do we seem to have trouble charging the batteries off our Solar panels, even when we have a full day of sun? It starts with understanding how much electricity we use, how much we generate […]

Stuff Carrying Capacity and Maximum Range
February 21, 2020

The plan is for Molly to take us and all of our stuff to some of the most remote places in the world. But just how much stuff can we take and just how far can we go? In this blog post we explore these questions in a little detail. Payload Calculation Payload is the […]

Windy Doran Beach
February 9, 2020

Weekend, February 7 to 9, 2020 We managed to get out of San Francisco early enough to arrive at Doran Beach Jetty campground around 4:30pm. Despite the very strong wind we managed to get the fire going so aperitif was enjoyed outside. Cooking on the fire would have proven at bit of a challenge, instead […]

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