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Radio Nova’s Dee Woods and Marty Miller on their vanlife: ‘You’re driving your house to park up and watch the sunset’

An Aussie road trip and lockdown inspired Radio Nova DJs Dee Woods and Marty Miller to buy and refit Cloudy the camper van, in which they, their kids and their dog now enjoy the freedom of the road... and proper beds

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Marty Miller (L) & Dee Woods (R) with their beloved family dog Frankie. Picture by Fran Veale

Marty Miller (L) & Dee Woods (R) with their beloved family dog Frankie. Picture by Fran Veale

“Marty always dreamed of being a trucker,” Woods says, with a conspiratorial glint… “one arm out the window.” Picture by Fran Veale

“Marty always dreamed of being a trucker,” Woods says, with a conspiratorial glint… “one arm out the window.” Picture by Fran Veale

Cloudy is a low-loading Luton van that has been comprehensively domestically and cosmetically enhanced. Picture by Fran Veale

Cloudy is a low-loading Luton van that has been comprehensively domestically and cosmetically enhanced. Picture by Fran Veale

“They’re like a little old married couple, sitting there, chatting away,” laughs Woods of the couple's children, Eleanor and Nathan, who travel in coach seats in the van. Picture by Fran Veale

“They’re like a little old married couple, sitting there, chatting away,” laughs Woods of the couple's children, Eleanor and Nathan, who travel in coach seats in the van. Picture by Fran Veale

"I wanted full-size beds for everybody. I didn’t want to have people mushed up into kid-sized beds." Picture by Fran Veale

"I wanted full-size beds for everybody. I didn’t want to have people mushed up into kid-sized beds." Picture by Fran Veale

Cloudy is currently being primed for her next trip and given the once-over before hitting the road again. Picture by Fran Veale

Cloudy is currently being primed for her next trip and given the once-over before hitting the road again. Picture by Fran Veale

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Marty Miller (L) & Dee Woods (R) with their beloved family dog Frankie. Picture by Fran Veale

For, ostensibly, a one-and-a-bit-year-old, Cloudy might be in better nick. There are a few bumps, a few scratches — but underneath, she is sturdy as you like. Which is good, as she spends a fair bit of time lugging a family of four, and a five-stone Labrador, around the roads of Ireland.

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“Marty always dreamed of being a trucker,” Woods says, with a conspiratorial glint… “one arm out the window.” Picture by Fran Veale

“Marty always dreamed of being a trucker,” Woods says, with a conspiratorial glint… “one arm out the window.” Picture by Fran Veale

“Marty always dreamed of being a trucker,” Woods says, with a conspiratorial glint… “one arm out the window.” Picture by Fran Veale


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