A family house bus adventure into the world of sustainability

The Crew

We are the Sturrocks – Campbell, Nikki, Bracken, Breeze and Reef – a Kiwi family embarking on the trip of a lifetime around New Zealand in a house bus. Our adventure is a real life experiment in building a motorhome using sustainability principles – considering people and the planet as well as costs in the choices we make. We’re also putting these principles into action in our everyday lives on the road. We want to ‘do good’ and shine some light on other people and organisations ‘doing good’ for nature and communities as we travel. We call this leaving it better than you find it.

The Bus

The Loop is an 11 metre 1978 Mercedes 0305 bus with Campbell as the main driver. An ex-ARA Yellow Bus (fleet #1531) that also served as a tour and charter bus from Taupo and Rotorua, it has it’s original 11 litre engine and 3 speed auto gear box. Originally just needing a bathroom and slight rearrangement of the beds The Loop underwent a full scale transformation at Motorhome Repairs Auckland. The Loop is being followed by a 100% electric Nissan Leaf “Little Miss Sunshine” driven primarily by Nikki. These two vehicles make quite a striking team as we travel from town to town.

Our Partners

We have the privilege to be partnering with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association and their 65,000+ members as they set out on their own sustainability journey in 2016 their 60th year. We are also working with a number of other key partners and sponsors who are committed to doing good in the world. They have been generous with their time, knowledge, products and services in helping us make good choices in The Loop construction and our day to day activities on the road.

 

Places we’ve stayed

 

Our Facebook feed

1 week ago

The Loop Crew

Happy birthday to a #truehero of mother nature and one of our most favourite people on the planet.
#loveallchildrenofallspecies #davidattenborough

BBC One
David Attenborough - this is your life. Have a WONDERFUL 92nd Birthday! 🎁🎈🎂
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That's a life.

2 weeks ago

The Loop Crew

We've parked up in Auckland for the rest of 2018 while I (Cam) work a fixed term contract as the National Environment and Sustainability Manager for Fletcher Construction - Infrastructure. A chance to #leaveitbetterthanyoufindit in the corporate world. We're very grateful to Nikki's extended family and the generosity from "Grandad Hall" for the amazing parking spot close to the water on the Manukau Harbour. A beautiful walk this evening with Bracken to see thousands of wading birds feeding on the mudflats. I'll be utilising public transport to get to and from the office and driving in somebody else's bus for a few months. Happy days. ... See MoreSee Less

Weve parked up in Auckland for the rest of 2018 while I (Cam) work a fixed term contract as the National Environment and Sustainability Manager for Fletcher Construction - Infrastructure. A chance to #leaveitbetterthanyoufindit in the corporate world. Were very grateful to Nikkis extended family and the generosity from Grandad Hall for the amazing parking spot close to the water on the Manukau Harbour. A beautiful walk this evening with Bracken to see thousands of wading birds feeding on the mudflats. Ill be utilising public transport to get to and from the office and driving in somebody elses bus for a few months. Happy days.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Same sunset from the Kaipara! And it was me that passed you, waving madly, last week between Maungaturoto and Paparoa - was not expecting that! 🌞

Is Fletcher building the same as Fletcher challenge? My sister works for them doing media relations. If so I will connect you if you havnt already.

Workin for the maaaan

Welcome to Auckland. The Manukau Harbour is so full of bird life; a good spot to be.

Back to work? A bit of a shock for the system, I can see the benefits also though. Enjoy!

Glad your settle Cam and fam

Welcome back to Auckland Cam and Fam! Hope to see you again soon . Congratulations on the job.

Thats the smart way of living! And you get rewarded instantly!

Thinking about you guys. Hope it's all good up there in the big smokey smoke xx Kristina and Paul

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1 month ago

The Loop Crew

Natural fibres such as wool, cotton, hemp and bamboo are your best option when purchasing with the environment in mind!
#consciousconsumption #leaveitbetterthanyoufindit

Our Planet
Microfibers from our clothes are poisoning the oceans.
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