Our tiny home for many months: our Landcruiser HZJ 78 (2001). To make sure our Landcruiser Troopy is overland ready, we stripped and rebuild the interior and improved technics. Here you can find a list of the most important changes we’ve made to our car. All other overlanding preparation & tips, you can find on our Overlanding page.
- New electricity. The cables were old and a chaos; if something would break we would not know where to start searching. We now have new electricity where we understand all connections, including a new accu and solar panels!
- Revised starting engine
- Revised dynamo
- Second diesel filter
- Extra difflock
- Improved lights in front and at the back
- New tires and rims
- Extra lock: the Bearlock
- And many more (smaller) adjustments. Want to have more info? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Exterior & Interior
- New Alu- Cab roof with tent . This gives us not only an easy acces to the bed, but also transforms the car into a tiny home because of the height.
- We stripped the interior completely and placed isolation, mainly for noice reduction.
- We build cabinets for storage incl light spots. We now have a little kitchen area, a small couch, small table and enough storage space.
- Four new windows in the back! Explore Glazing helped us with placing 4 windows, which not only creates a light living space, but we can now reach storage space, kitchen and fridge from the outside as well.
- We placed a Snomaster fridge with a freezer. We choose for a freezer to be able to have some frozen meat or fish for some days.
- Additionally, we placed a small fridge in the middle console between our chairs, for some cold-drinks-to-go.
- We build a small kitchen with one gas burner, a small sink and an extractable water pipe/hose which we can use as outside shower as well.
- 2 solar panels for electricity. These will give us electricity to charge our fridges, phones, camera, etcetera.
- New chairs. The old one were used for many many years so replaced them and now have new steady chairs with a firm fabric which is also comfortable in the heat.
- A mattress cover which ensures an improved ‘climate’ underneath the regular mattress
- Extra watertank with an outside water point, for i.e. dishes or quickly washing your hands. In total we now have a 50L watertank (shower, dishes, etcetera), a 20L Lifesaver drink water tank and a 10L flexible watertank.
- A Sand plate at the side of our car, convertable to an outside table using the Quick Pitch Trax Table.
- A Hi-Lift All-cast Jack for the offroad moments we get stuck