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

2 weeks ago

The Loop Crew

Roadlife helps tick most of these off.
#roadlife #familylife
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Roadlife helps tick most of these off.#roadlife #familylife

2 weeks ago

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Another good resource for reducing waste in your life. Don't forget to #refusereducereuse first.Do you struggle to find information on litter disposal and recycling? This month, we're excited to launch The Litter Hub, a centralised platform aiming to deliver all you need to know about litter disposal, recycling information and local council policies, no matter where you are in New Zealand. Check it out at www.litter.org.nz! ... See MoreSee Less

Another good resource for reducing waste in your life. Dont forget to #refusereducereuse first.

3 weeks ago

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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
This is a great initiative and set of resources from the legendary #JaneGodall. To quote from the flawed genius Michael Jackson "I'm starting with the man (woman) in the mirror."
#sustainableselves #leaveitbetterthanyoufinditIn one month we are predicted to reach 'Earth Overshoot Day'. August 1st marking the day that we are using more from nature than our planet can renew! But we can still #MoveTheDate and be our #SustainableSelves. Our everyday choices can turn the tide for ourselves, animals and the planet we share. Simple changes to our lifestyle can result in huge differences! If we #eatwithcare or #askforchoice or #wastenot every action makes a difference! Follow this link to see how you can be your most sustainable self:
www.janegoodall.org.nz/jgi-nz-campaigns/sustainable-selves/

#GlobalGoals #emissionsreductions #HopeInAction #DoOneThingToday #BanTheBag #fortheplanet #PlasticFreeNZ #PalmOilFree
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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”This is a great initiative and set of resources from the legendary #JaneGodall. To quote from the flawed genius Michael Jackson Im starting with the man (woman) in the mirror.#sustainableselves #leaveitbetterthanyoufindit
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