Roland was sitting at his desk when I came up. ” We should write something about the marriage”, he said. I was getting excited and puzzeled at the same time. He hasn’t even proposed yet, so I inquired, “marriage”? It turned out that I was an absolute greenhorn in terms of automotive industry. Marriage means the bringing together of body and chassis in automobile production to become a complete car- respectively in our case Fi and snail shell.
We had to make some minor modifications to get ready to mount the cabin for wedding night on a soft rubber mat. Fi needed a trailer hitch with a solid bar to srew on metal sheets to attach the chains of the cabin. We also had to fix a track not only with the truck bed but with the frame, so the front of the cabin would be safe, even when the going would get rough offroad. We also laid two cables to be able to charge the cabin’s battery by the generator.
Finally Saturday came, wedding day! So we got up very early – had some training before, I mean in getting up early- to drive up to the Sauerland to pick up the cabin. Well, it hasn t been a quicky- it took us seven hours to get everything fixed and explained. The cabin waited on a rollable base and had only be sled on the pick up truck- according to theory, but everything had to be adjusted individually first. After all, maintanance is an important part, surprising what to think about before hitting the road. I suppose that it will get our daily routine.(slide in the bed, close the gas valve, lower blinds and roof, dry canvasses, store everything safely, turn off heating and lights….)
Totally exhausted, hungry and cold we left Benno to get some food and to spend the first night in our new tiny home. We ended up turning on the heating- it was f****** cold. But the bed was comfortable and we had a good rest.
First impression: there is little space- something to get used to. Also driving is slightly different- the car is higher and you cannot use the middle rear-view mirror.
I am curious how travelling will work……