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

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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2 weeks ago

The Loop Crew

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
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Sobering statistics on our national emissions. So much more to do. We like the personal actions at the end.#planttrees #reduceyourdairyconsumption #eatlessmeat #buylessstuff

 

Comment on Facebook

Héloïse de Bokay

2 weeks ago

The Loop Crew

#leaveitbetterthanyoufindit

Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Don’t upset Mama Nature
Keep New Zealand Be-yooo-diful
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3 weeks ago

The Loop Crew

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.
#roadlife #biodiesel #driveelectric
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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. #roadlife #biodiesel #driveelectricImage attachment
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