Lounge room floor showing 3 of the 6 water tanks under the two elevated sections (where the chairs will go).
26 custom-made dual hinges for the shutters.
Custom "invisible" hinge for the front door.
View of underneath the lounge room floor showing the rear body mount.
Roof hatch (in the bedroom) open.
Roof hatch (in the bedroom) closed.
Roof hatch (in the bedroom) with sheeting.
Kitchen bench (left) cab access (centre bottom with sheet of ply) bedroom (centre top) and fridge/cupboards etc (right)
Kitchen bench with storage mostly partitioned.
The mangle swings out over the kitchen sink.
Holder for the bases of 65 home brew bottles.
Slide out "gardening tools" Storage, same on other side.
Diesel heater intake and exhaust.
Left side, before cladding.
Right side, before cladding.
We can finally pull down the tarp and move into the truck. Still about 6 months to go though.
Access to the winch through the floor.
Kitchen pelmet lighting and shelf ready to install.
Kitchen shelf with pelmet lighting, oven and bedroom behind that.
Fridge and coffee-making nook.
Coffee-making nook and microwave. Wardrobe on left, small skylight at top.
Microwave and hidden lighting in the coffee nook.
Slide out pantry (one of two), extra bench space with 65 beer bottles under, food below that.
Looking from the front of the house through the kitchen towards the lounge room.
Bedroom roof hatch, closed.
Heater outlet (small round vent) and air-conditioner inlet (large stainless steel punch plate), we've never used the AC, waste of time.
Electronics panel, bicycle wheels, inverter, foot locker and toilet all in this compartment.
Overhead book storage and stereo speaker in the lounge room.
My "office" with door closed.
Opening tri-fold office door.
Still opening tri-fold office door.
All gone, computer slides out and switches on the edge of the door control all the power points inside the "office".
Over-head lighting and switches for other lights, fans etc. Same on my side.
Over-head lighting and switches for other lights, fans etc. Same on my side. The "wall" you see here is actually a huge shutter that is normally open during the day.
Some of the woodwork required, this stuff can take all day and you see bugger all for your effort.
Mangle in it's storage location.
Storage above sink, soap dispenser, pressure gauge and water meter.
Storage for toothbrushes, keys, torches etc.
Finished kitchen bench area.
Small pull out shelf for dirty dishes when washing up.
Finally back on the road with the open deck.
Open everything, right side.
Open everything, left side.
The GRAYnomad, aka Rob Gray
Born in 1954 Rob has traveled extensively to such diverse areas as Tahiti, Panama, USA, UK, Europe, New Zealand, Africa and much of Australia.
During the course of these travels he worked as a darkroom technician in London and Canberra, a commercial photographer in Perth, a stock photographer for Globe Photos, New York and a newspaper photographer in Grafton. He also wrote and/or photographed articles for travel magazines on subjects such as London, Paris, African wildlife and bushwalking.
Turning to large-format landscapes in the mid-90s Rob exhibited, ran workshops, and sold prints from his small gallery in Canberra until the year 2000 when he, and his wife Chris, left their jobs, closed the gallery, sold most of their possessions, and started a life on the road in Australia's largest and weirdest off-road motor home.
In 2004 Rob retired the large-format camera and switched to digital equipment, this also signaled a return to his first photographic love, wildlife and nature photography but also he is keeping large-format landscape principles alive by shooting multi-image panoramas, a process similar to using a large-format camera.
Rob now spends his time exploring and photographing Australia.