A family house bus adventure into the world of sustainability
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 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.
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
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The Loop Crew shared Our Planet's episode.
1 week ago
Natural fibres such as wool, cotton, hemp and bamboo are your best option when purchasing with the environment in mind!
Microfibers from our clothes are poisoning the oceans. ... See MoreSee Less
The Loop Crew shared Ministry for the Environment's post.
2 weeks ago
Sobering statistics on our national emissions. So much more to do. We like the personal actions at the end.
#planttrees #reduceyourdairyconsumption #eatlessmeat #buylessstuffToday we released New Zealand’s annual report on Greenhouse gas emissions. The latest data shows that our emissions are down 2.4% on the previous year, but are 19.6% higher than in 1990. To find out more visit bit.ly/2zoBP8r ... See MoreSee Less
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The Loop Crew shared Keep New Zealand Beautiful's video.
2 weeks ago
The Loop Crew posted 2 photos.
3 weeks ago
Our Green Fuels biodiesel got us to the Central North Island before we had to fill up on the evil stuff. Little Miss Sunshine charged all the way on 85% renewable electricity though thanks to ChargeNet NZ.
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