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We love connecting with Overlanding Travelers and Explorers from all parts of the world. There's something a little extra special about connecting with someone half-way around the planet. Carola and Stefano of Heimathafen.one (meaning Home Port) joined us from Northern Norway, aboard “Fred”, a converted MAN 16.232 4X4 container transport truck.
Carola and Stefano are both from Hamburg, Germany now overlanding full time as digital nomads. We cover a lot of great topics from their truck, border crossings, finances and how they’re able to overland travel full-time while working.
We knew when they described themselves as the Chill Commissioner and Social Officer, along with their dog as a Heartbreaker of the Lady Dogs; we were going to have a fun conversation. Join us in this two part episode for a fun conversation, packed with knowledge, experience and fun stories from their overland adventures.
Vehicle: 1995 MAN 16.232 4x4
Most Valuable: the whole setup with of Fred, making it their tiny home on wheels
Fuel Capacity: 1,000 liters (260 gallons) going 3,000 - 3,500 km (1,900 - 2,200 miles)
Water Capacity: 450 liters (118 gallons)
Water Filtration: carbon & ceramic filters
Solar: 600 watts into two completely separate charge systems with a small Honda generator as a backup and for winter
Refrigerator: Note - always use a compressor type fridge - Kissman or equal to an Engel fridge.
Favorite Places: Norway
Favorite Place / Memory: Libya at the millennium change on a sand dune with a glass of scotch.
Favorite Meal: Salmon & King Crab in Norway; using what’s local and fresh