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’ll also be 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.
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The Loop Crew added 3 new photos — in Wai-Iti, New Zealand.
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Hanging with our friends from Stop the Bus, a family of 6 on their own journey with a purpose around New Zealand in a bus. Motivated by our shocking statistics (on average, a New Zealand child dies every 5 weeks as a result of violence) and their own experiences in their local community the Lane family seek to raise awareness about child abuse and call for us all to speak out and act when we know something isn’t right for a child/parent/caregiver in our communities. Check out their journey at www.stopthebus.co.nz and learn what you can personally do to help protect vulnerable children in your community.
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So good to catch up again! Our kids have had the best time 💛
1 week ago
It's two years since we moved into our wonderful house on wheels and started our incredible family adventure with a wee bit of media coverage. Time really does fly when you're having fun and living your dreams. Thanks to everyone we've met and connected with over the last 24 months either face-to-face or electronically. You've all helped make this a trip of a lifetime which we just don't want to end.....so we'll keep on going. There's still plenty more of the country to see and many more interesting and inspiring people to meet.
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Here's a great way to keep fit and make a difference at the same time.
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