What comes to mind when you think of South America? The snowy Andes? Sandy beaches? A converted bus adventure?
Yes, the latter is very much a thing.
In 2014 a group of nomadic thrill-seekers decided to embark on the ultimate bus conversion journey. It didn't take long for them to bring La Chanchita to life, turning their wheeled abode into a tourist attraction in its own right.
Feeling a bit adventurous? Then get ready to map out your route as we are about to take you for a South American ride.
Our journey begins on the Argentinian side of Patagonia. Your hosts will pick you up at the airport and, using their shiny 1966 Mercedes bus, lead you to the best tourist spots in the region.
Sometimes, the best way to get things done is to take one for the team. Our mobile innkeepers noticed that compared to North America and Europe, tourist accommodation and transport options in South America had its shortfalls.
This inspired them to create a space with limitless opportunities: a wooden sanctuary to call home.
The Chanchita has been specially designed to accommodate five people and comprises all of your standard living amenities.
When you feel like dining in, a table can be pulled out from a secret hiding spot.
Spent the day skiing? Then brush off the snow and come cozy up to the Chanchita's fireplace.
As the bus warms up, curl up on one of the spacious futons. If you're feeling a bit hungry, the kitchen is within arm's reach.
Need a quiet night after a full day of exploring? The back of the bus is your private sanctuary. Take the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the pleasant views as you peek out the windows.
Ever since it opened its doors, La Chanchita has inspired tiny living enthusiasts and ski bunnies alike. A classically refurbished bus like this one is bound to appease anyone who wishes to embark on their own intrepid South American journey.