THE FAIR FOR SELF CONSTRUCTION

If you don't have a motorhome now, you won't build one anymore.

Loosely based on Rainer Maria Rilke from the poem “Herbsttag”.

Our team

If you want to become a professional in self-development, you have to learn from many masters. We've gathered some of the key players in DIY builds at Adventure Southside.

Ulrich "Uli" Dolde

Book author, self builder

Author of the book “Removing and Optimizing Mobile Homes Yourself”, which has meanwhile become a standard work. He has been living and working in his self-built mobile home for several years.

Michael “Mitch” Blomeke

Self builder, lecturer

Mitch has been in the field for many years and conducts live DIY seminars.

Michael Scheler

Editor at 4x4action and lecturer

Michael is represented with three expansion lectures. Since he also works with all-wheel drive vehicles and 4×4 campers, the topic is close to his heart.

Peter Kueck

DIY builder

While others rely on ready-made empty cabins, he built his out of wood. He spends several months a year in his really nice MAN truck.

Manuel Lemke

Bus hobbyist, book author, lecturer

Bus Tinkerer provide help for self-help for everyone who is still at the very beginning of their self-development. Manuel gives an insight into the work of the bus tinkerers and holds one crash course on the subject furniture making 

LECTURES

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14:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. Dismantle your mobile home yourself with Uli Dolde

This bible for do-it-yourself builders by Ulrich “Uli” Dolde is a must-have for every household. On the Adventure Southside he will again give two lectures on self-development. We have listed some impressions of his own expansion work here as examples. At the beginning there is the selection and purchase of the basic vehicle, here a Mercedes Benz, later affectionately “asterisk”…

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11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dismantling the camper yourself (Michael “Mitch” Blömeke)

Workshop with Michael “Mitch” Blömeke Mitch has already converted four mobile homes himself, but has also restored a caravan and a cabin sailing boat. He likes to look beyond the normal. His first mobile home was a pickup with a lifting roof cabin, the second a semi-integrated expedition vehicle with seven-point storage of the unit consisting of the case and driver's cab. Something more civil was...

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11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Do-it-yourself motorhome conversion – basic topics

Which touring vehicle is right for me? Large all-wheel drive touring truck, small off-road vehicle with a roof tent, converted VW bus or a pickup with a living cabin? The selection is almost overwhelming. So what should you choose? Sure, such a ready-to-travel Unimog looks like adventure and mighty cool. Or a Defender with a roof tent? It's a bit smaller...

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15:00 p.m. – 16:30 p.m. Technical devices in the mobile home – the different systems

What types of cooling options are there in mobile homes? Should I rather cook with gas or better with diesel? And which toilet principle is best suited for my touring vehicle? In general, the question is: Which technical installations are the right ones for my project? The market offers a multitude of possibilities. If you ask in forums...

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13:00 p.m. – 15:00 p.m. Make furniture with the bus builders

Intensive furniture construction course The bus hobbyists help everyone who is just starting out with their own construction to help themselves. Manuel gives an insight into the work of the bus tinkerers and holds an intensive course on the subject of furniture construction. We tell you how to avoid mistakes Manuel is self-taught when it comes to furniture construction and has spent the last 20…

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16:00 – 17:00 (Tiny-)House DIY workshop with Uli Dolde

(Tiny-)House self-conversion workshop with Uli Dolde The immobile conversion workshop Ulrich Dolde, known to some as a mechanic and writer on the subject of do-it-yourself mobile homes, has just completed his new project, which is more at home in the immobile world: the construction of his 88-square-foot home. The goal was to build the house from the top edge of the floor slab for 100.000 euros. Well, it all worked out...

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15:00 p.m. – 16:30 p.m. Electricity in the motorhome with Michael Scheler

You can't do without electricity these days. At least not if you don't want to do without a few things and use candles for more than just the romantic mood in the evening. Mobile phones and tablet computers also want to be charged when you are out and about, the cool box needs electricity and some electric light in the evening is also quite…

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Private vans

On the Southside, private do-it-yourself builders share their experiences. The opportunity to ask simple questions without inhibitions.

Would you also like to show your self-converted van on the Southside? Then apply now!

Exhibitors in the do-it-yourself sector

You will find competent contact persons at the fair for all topics related to DIY. More information in Exhibitor Directory.

modular furniture

Some providers have modules that save you from having to build furniture yourself, e.g. for the kitchen, tables or cupboards

LED interior lighting

Economical in consumption, small in assembly and with a warm light tone. The LED lights of our exhibitors.

Technical expertise

Some providers specialize in advising do-it-yourselfers or workshop services.

heating and warm water

It can be a bit comfortable on the road, especially when traveling north.

Battery and charging technology

Starter batteries and motor home batteries are different. Our experts tell you why.

wood stoves

You'll be surprised at how compact and powerful wood-burning stoves for vans have become.

Tools

A lot is better with good tools. You don't need much, but a good base is necessary.

Toilets

The insider tip: composting or separation toilets. We also have suppliers for this at the fair.

Window

Mosquito protection, scratch protection, burglary protection - windows in motorhomes are high-tech devices.

solar panel

Ideal if you can also charge your battery when stationary.

Get your expansion impressions at the camp area

The majority of our campers probably converted their vehicle themselves. The camp area is only a few minutes away from the exhibition center - a trip there is definitely worthwhile.

Your next expansion project is waiting here

Vendors of used tour vehicles sell their treasures on the Adventure Southside

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