This Guy Turned His Jeep Into A House On Wheels To Travel Africa For 2 Years

June 2, 2016

A few years ago, Dan drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina.

"I learned a lot on that trip - about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in," he wrote on Imgur.

After years of saving and planning, Dan decided to turn his Jeep into a house on wheels to travel Africa for 2 years.

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Meet Dan!

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The first thing he needed to do was make more room. He removed the back seat and the roll bar to make room for cabinets and a fridge.

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He's going to be doing a lot of driving, so he mounted an extra 13-gallon gas tank on the back.

guy turns jeep into home travel africa
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He designed and built a water storage, pump and filtration system.

guy turns jeep into home travel africa
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Underneath the Jeep he mounted a 12 gallon tank for drinking water. Then he made a rock guard to protect it.

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The Pop-Up Roof

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The view from upstairs. The wooden slats slide in and out for standing room and his mattress.

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Solar panels

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The solar panels are wired into a charge controller that's wired to the second battery.

"I left it for a week with the fridge running, and the battery was at 14.5V so the solar is easily keeping up with the fridge."

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Rear table and cutlery holder

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He put a map of Africa on the hood and will be painting in lines as he moves through the continent.

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The planned trip will be roughly 80,000 miles and take him about two years.

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And he will be traveling with Sid the Sloth, the official mascot.

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If you're interested in what Dan's doing, he will be updating his website TheRoadChoseMe.com as he makes his way around Africa. You can also follow his journey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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