Meet Matilda: Why Hundreds of Australians Rent This Little Yellow ‘Dream’ Van for Road Trips

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Meet Matilda: why hundreds of Australians rent this little yellow ‘dream’ van for the ultimate road trip adventure

  • Australian travelers are in love with a quirky yellow camper van called Matilda
  • The Mercedes Sprinter is kitted out to take any Australian road trip to the next level
  • The van is equipped with a kitchen, toilet, solar energy and even hot showers

Matilda is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular wheeled houses, with hundreds of Australian travelers booking the charming yellow van for next-level camping holidays.

The Mercedes Sprinter is a diesel-powered manual van that was decked out by her father for a young woman named Alexandra as she went on her own adventurous tour of Australia.

The yellow van has since had the hearing of adventurous couples looking to travel the country and is fully booked until the beginning of October.

Matilda is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular wheeled houses, with hundreds of Australian travelers booking the yellow van for next-level camping holidays.

The Mercedes Sprinter is a diesel-powered manual van that was decked out by her father for a young woman named Alexandra as she drove her own adventurous tour of Australia.

The Mercedes Sprinter is a diesel-powered manual van that was decked out by her father for a young woman named Alexandra as she drove her own adventurous tour of Australia.

The yellow van has since become one of the stories of adventurous couples looking to explore the country and is fully booked until the beginning of October

The yellow van has since become one of the stories of adventurous couples looking to explore the country and is fully booked until the beginning of October

And after reading the humble ad for the modern gypsy wagon, it’s easy to see why.

The van has its own toilet, shower, kitchen and bedroom and is so large that these things do not have to fold out or over each other.

So drivers just have to park the old girl and they are ready for their night under the stars, by the fire or in the bush of Australia.

And after reading the humble ad for the modern gypsy wagon, it's easy to see why

And after reading the humble ad for the modern gypsy wagon, it’s easy to see why

Campers can stop anywhere in the van as everything runs on solar energy

Campers can stop anywhere in the van as everything runs on solar energy

The van has its own toilet, shower, kitchen and bedroom and is large enough that these things do not have to fold out or over each other

The van has its own toilet, shower, kitchen and bedroom and is large enough that these things do not have to fold out or over each other

The van has its own solar energy so wild camping is no problem for the users of the van.

As a diesel vehicle, the Europe-designed Sprinter is also great on fuel – and travelers can take the car 300 km a day before having to put in some extra cash for mileage.

And there are very few rules for the car – other than it cannot be taken over 4WD tracks, cannot be taken to most covered parking garages or drive-throughs, due to its height and if travelers use the restroom they must do clean the tank before returning the car.

There is a sink and huge water tank for adventurers to use on the go

There is a sink and huge water tank for adventurers to use on the go

There is also a lot of storage space in the van made for Alexandra

There is also a lot of storage space in the van made for Alexandra

“Please drive safely and treat Tilly with the same respect you would your own house since she was mine,” Alexandra said of the car.

The house on wheels or adventure craft and Alexandra likes to call it, costs $ 95 a day to rent.

And the reviews are excellent.

“We had a lot of fun with Matilda, the van runs very well and it seems very well maintained,” said one man.

‘The van is very carefully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The bed is super comfortable and the fold-out table and stool are perfect for laptop work if needed, ‘said one woman.

The van is three meters high, meaning users cannot park through an entrance or underground to park

The van is three meters high – meaning users cannot park through a driveway or underground to park

Alexandra uses the shower in the back of the yellow van

Alexandra uses the shower in the back of the yellow van

Alexandra’s RV is beautiful! She really turned it into a perfect house on wheels. And a lot of fun to drive, ‘said another happy camper.

The camper is suitable for two adults, as there are two seats with seat belts and pets are allowed according to the offer.

According to Alexandra, it is perfect for festivals, weekends away or touring the countryside.

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