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In the Spring of 2010 we bought a sorry looking Volkswagen T4 van. With a very small budget, a lot of imagination and some borrowed tools we slowly created our dream home. Over the past 5 years we have travelled more than 80000 miles across Europe in The Rolling Home.
We have made films, taken photos and documented all of our travels, always trying to keep the van rolling no matter what. It has given us our fair share of tears and oil covered hands, but now after 80000 miles, the rust that once gave it character is starting to take hold. To make sure we can keep rolling for another 5 years we need your help.
That's why we have made our first book - The Rolling Home. The concept for this book came to us a few years ago. It has been written, unbeknown to us, throughout the last 5 years. It is a compilation of photos, words and illustrations from our times on the road. The great people we have met, the friendships we have found and the companionship we have shared. We want to show how easy and inexpensive it is, all you need is a map and plenty of imagination. It IS for anyone.
We want to share our best memories from the past 5 years to inspire others to buy a van and head off on their very own adventure.
Support our Kickstarter by pre ordering your copy of The Rolling Home Book along with our other great rewards.
The Rolling Home Book.
A handy hard bound book, beautiful enough to sit on any coffee table and compact enough to take away on any trip. 208 pages brimming with photos, words and illustrations. With work from ourselves and friends. We hope the book will inspire as many people as possible to get out on the road in their very own rolling homes. Offset litho printed in Europe on wood free uncoated stock. Foil blocked hard bound cover and cloth spine. Ready to ship early December.
REWARD 1 - 'I helped save The Rolling Home' - Embroidered patch.
75mm diameter. Iron on reverse. + free postcard set.
Price - £5.00
Reward 2 - The Rolling Home sticker pack.
2x Bumper stickers. 240mm x 50mm 1x Onwards sticker. 75mm x 120mm (Artwork by Tom Guilmard) 1x The Rolling Home clear logo sticker. 110mm x 70mm. 1x Icon sticker sheet. (individually peel off) 100mm x 240mm (Artwork by Vicki Turner) + free postcard set.
Price - £8.00
Reward 3 - 'Clean Van = Happy Van' Screen printed tea towel.
100% cotton, printed in the UK. + free postcard set.
Price - £10.00
Reward 4 - Copy of The Rolling Home book.
170mm x 210mm portrait hardbound, with cloth spine and gold foil blocked cover. Off set litho printed in Europe on wood free uncoated paper. 208 printed pages containing words, photos and illustrations from us and friends. + free postcard set.
Price - £20.00
ALL rewards come with a free postcard set!
ALL rewards come with a free postcard set!
Where will the money go?
If we are lucky enough to reach our £10000 goal, we aim to spend £5000 on repairing The Rolling Home. It may sound like a lot but the repair work needed is extensive and a majority has to be carried out by a specialist body repair company. The money will be spent on new body panels, structural welding, chassis work and vital engine parts.
The remaining £5000 will pay for the rest of our print costs. We have been able to place a 50% deposit with our printers, meaning we have secured delivery of the book for late November. In addition to this is the cost of our rewards and postage.
What happens if we reach our goal?
To be lucky enough to reach our goal we need your help. By pre ordering your copy of the book you will be helping make this project a reality, and we can get all copies of The Rolling Home book to their new homes!
If we go past our goal (fingers crossed!) of £10000, we will be adding some new rewards and organising a book launch here in the UK! A chance to meet everyone who has supported the project and share our collective love for adventure!
Thank you for viewing our Kickstarter! See you on the road....
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Risks and challenges
First print run-
This is our most ambitious print project to date. Our first print run of The Rolling Home Book is for 1500 copies. We have been working with European printers 'Neografia' to make the book as good as it can possibly be. Choosing the best print process available, instead of digital, opting for traditional offset litho printing. Wood free uncoated paper and a beautiful foil blocked cover and spine. We wanted to make something that holds all of our memories and inspires anyone who owns it to get out on the road.
Over the past few months we have worked with some great UK companies to produce our rewards. We have tried to source ethically wherever possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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