ONE BRITISH man is living the dream after leaving behind traditional working life to travel around Europe with his Australian girlfriend in a Ford Transit van that they converted for under £2,000.
The couple paid £900 for the knackered work van, £450 to make it roadworthy and £1,000 to complete the inside conversion.
They’ve clocked up 2,000 miles so far on the 2003 Ford transit and love life on the road.
Aaron Goodfellow, 27, from Southampton, and Sophie Taylor, 24, from Wamberal, Australia, met in Switzerland before taking the plunge to travel around Europe in a van.
Aaron said: “We both enjoy embracing and exploring cultures other than our own, therefore we love to travel and work abroad which is where we met.
“Being from countries on opposite sides of the world we were lucky enough to land jobs in Verbier, Switzerland, and after the season finished in May, we had worked hard and saved some money to be able to travel work free for a part of the summer.
“While playing a card game in a Clapham pub and drinking a bottle of red, Sophie just said ‘Lets buy a van, convert it and travel through Europe.’”
Aaron and Sophie departed from Southampton two weeks ago and took the ferry to Calais, with plans to drive along the coast around Europe.
After France they will head to Spain and Portugal, then over to Morocco to drive towards to Sahara desert.