Author Archives: Robert Birnbaum

Driving comfortably across the Australian outback with the Sprinter.

A white Mercedes-Benz camper van on a meadow under trees

The Trakka Jabiru is a motorhome on a Sprinter basis. It is the result of 40 years of experience in mobile home construction.

The Trakka Jabiru is a motorhome on a Sprinter basis. It is the result of 40 years of experience in mobile home construction.

Baumbua tree care: working in the treetops.

X-Class, Citan and Sprinter drive in a convoy along a rural road

With his company “Baumbua tree care”, Sascha Reisch has specialised in professional tree care. A special climbing technique with ropes enables the trees to be trimmed or felled even in cramped spaces.

With his company “Baumbua tree care”, Sascha Reisch has specialised in professional tree care. A special climbing technique with ropes enables the trees to be trimmed or felled even in cramped spaces.

Four people, four vans, four love stories.

Two men working on a gutted L 319

MYVAN has interviewed four passionate Mercedes-Benz van enthusiasts who could not be more different. Yet they all owe their vans more than a little.

MYVAN has interviewed four passionate Mercedes-Benz van enthusiasts who could not be more different. Yet they all owe their vans more than a little.

MVMANT in the Sprinter: artificial intelligence under palm trees.

The Italian company MVMANT solves Dubai’s transportation problems aboard a Sprinter. Thanks to artificial intelligence, this solution is both extremely sustainable and efficient.

The Italian company MVMANT solves Dubai’s transportation problems aboard a Sprinter. Thanks to artificial intelligence, this solution is both extremely sustainable and efficient.

EinStückLand: from idea to successful start-up – Part 2.

A couple is standing behind a shop counter

With their start-up EinStückLand, Lina and Hinrich offer an online market place for meat from free ranging animals which are kept in a species-appropriate environment. They managed to turn the idea of selling high-quality meat from well-chosen breeders and small slaughterhouses into a successful business model.

With their start-up EinStückLand, Lina and Hinrich offer an online market place for meat from free ranging animals which are kept in a species-appropriate environment. They managed to turn the idea of selling high-quality meat from well-chosen breeders and small slaughterhouses into a successful business model.

EinStückLand: Top-quality Galloway meat from northern Germany – Part 1.

A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is loaded with boxes

Top-quality meat from animals kept appropriate to the needs of the species – this is what the start-up EinStückLand stands for. The concept: The Galloway cattle will not be picked up for slaughtering before all of it has been sold.

Top-quality meat from animals kept appropriate to the needs of the species – this is what the start-up EinStückLand stands for. The concept: The Galloway cattle will not be picked up for slaughtering before all of it has been sold.

A forerunner of the Sprinter: the legendary Mercedes-Benz T 1.

A man stands in a hall, there is a white Mercedes-Benz T1 in the background

At the end of the 70s the T 1, a newly developed model, quickly became a bestseller. Countless versions and motorization options permitted a degree of flexibility that continues to have an effect to this day.

At the end of the 70s the T 1, a newly developed model, quickly became a bestseller. Countless versions and motorization options permitted a degree of flexibility that continues to have an effect to this day.

Carrying out a van conversion single-handedly: These are the main points.

The interior of a converted van

Enthusiasm and self-motivation are the main drives that help move forward any DIY project. However, without a plan and without any structure you will not get very far. Only if you approach the matter from a long-term perspective will you avoid unpleasant surprises on the road.

Enthusiasm and self-motivation are the main drives that help move forward any DIY project. However, without a plan and without any structure you will not get very far. Only if you approach the matter from a long-term perspective will you avoid unpleasant surprises on the road.

A start-up for temporary nomads.

Four people next to a yellow van, standing in front of a cliff

Camper Retreats offers vanlife enthusiasts the opportunity to experience adventurous road trips and the modern nomadic lifestyle for two weeks.

Camper Retreats offers vanlife enthusiasts the opportunity to experience adventurous road trips and the modern nomadic lifestyle for two weeks.

Long live the eardrum: a Sprinter nomad’s hearing protection.

Two people are lying in a van and looking at a red steel bridge

“If you ain’t busy living you’re busy dying.” The motto which Jack Mann, the founder of Vibes, lives by transmits a clear message.

“If you ain’t busy living you’re busy dying.” The motto which Jack Mann, the founder of Vibes, lives by transmits a clear message.