Couple and their seven year old son spent two years traveling the world in a military truck – en.live-feeds.com

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Meet the family of three people who sold all their belongings to live life in a converted military truck – and have traveled the world for two years.

The Austrians Leander Nardin and his fiancee Maria lived in Salzburg with their son Lennox, now seven, but had always traveled a lot.

And two years ago, the couple decided they would sell their house and bought an old military truck, a Mercedes Benz LA911B, that would convert into a mobile home.

The Austrians Leander Nardin, his girlfriend Maria and their son Lennox, seven, pose next to their converted military truck, which is now their home. The family of three is currently traveling the world in the truck. They are depicted in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan

The Austrians Leander Nardin, his girlfriend Maria and their son Lennox, seven, pose next to their converted military truck, which is now their home. The family of three is currently traveling the world in the truck. They are depicted in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan

The Austrians Leander Nardin, his girlfriend Maria and their son Lennox, seven, pose next to their converted military truck, which is now their home. The family of three is currently traveling the world in the truck. They are depicted in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan

Two years ago, the couple decided that they would sell their house in Salzburg, Austria, and would buy an old military truck, a Mercedes Benz LA911B, which they would convert to their new place to live. They are depicted in Tajikistan

Two years ago, the couple decided that they would sell their house in Salzburg, Austria, and would buy an old military truck, a Mercedes Benz LA911B, which they would convert to their new place to live. They are depicted in Tajikistan

Two years ago, the couple decided that they would sell their house in Salzburg, Austria, and would buy an old military truck, a Mercedes Benz LA911B, which they would convert to their new place to live. They are depicted in Tajikistan

The family has always loved to travel and immerse themselves in the cultures of foreign countries. The trio is depicted looking at the beautiful mountains of Tajikistan

The family has always loved to travel and immerse themselves in the cultures of foreign countries. The trio is depicted looking at the beautiful mountains of Tajikistan

The family has always loved to travel and immerse themselves in the cultures of foreign countries. The trio is depicted looking at the beautiful mountains of Tajikistan

Lennox, a seven-year-old, uses an ax to split wood while traveling through the Lut desert in Iran. Lennox is at home but does not follow a standard school program

Lennox, a seven-year-old, uses an ax to split wood while traveling through the Lut desert in Iran. Lennox is at home but does not follow a standard school program

Lennox, a seven-year-old, uses an ax to split wood while traveling through the Lut desert in Iran. Lennox is at home but does not follow a standard school program

It took two years to renovate the 41-year-old truck, which now boasts two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a shower in a space of only 12 square meters.

And since the family started their journey in 2017, they traveled to 24 countries, starting in Austria. They are currently touring Australia.

Leander, who is a professional photographer, told MailOnline Travel: "For us this journey of the world is not just a journey, it is a way of life.

"My girlfriend and I have been traveling all over the world for more than 10 years together.

"We have always been close to nature, interested in foreign cultures and immersed in the daily life of foreign countries, a feeling that probably only travelers can understand.

"And yet, this feeling has always passed too quickly and before we knew it, everyday life was happening again.

Maria returns to the truck during a dust storm in the Lut desert in Iran. The family documents their travels by posting images on their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as on their blog, called Akela

Maria returns to the truck during a dust storm in the Lut desert in Iran. The family documents their travels by posting images on their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as on their blog, called Akela

Maria returns to the truck during a dust storm in the Lut desert in Iran. The family documents their travels by posting images on their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as on their blog, called Akela

The family sits around a campfire under the stars after parking the truck in the Russian region of Altay, which is located in southern Siberia

The family sits around a campfire under the stars after parking the truck in the Russian region of Altay, which is located in southern Siberia

The family sits around a campfire under the stars after parking the truck in the Russian region of Altay, which is located in southern Siberia

Since leaving Austria, the family has traveled to the south and has so far visited 24 countries. I am currently in Australia. In the picture is the truck parked in the mountains of Tajikistan

Since leaving Austria, the family has traveled to the south and has so far visited 24 countries. I am currently in Australia. In the picture is the truck parked in the mountains of Tajikistan

Since leaving Austria, the family has traveled to the south and has so far visited 24 countries. I am currently in Australia. In the picture is the truck parked in the mountains of Tajikistan

"Our son was born seven years ago, and somehow it all started with him.

"We wanted to spend as much time as possible with our son and bring him closer to the whole world.

"But time is precious and rare so we decided it was time to focus on the essentials and time together to discover the beauty of this plan and the time to really live.

"We converted and rebuilt the whole truck by ourselves, which took us two years full time.

"None of us is a technician and we have had a lot of trial and error and we have made many mistakes, which have heavily increased the costs of the truck.

"In the end it cost two thirds more than expected and blew up our entire budget."

Once the truck was habitable, Leander, Maria and Lennox began their journey and left driving south from Austria.

One of the favorite places they visited during their trip is Kyrgyzstan, in the picture. Leander said: "It is not difficult to choose our favorite countries"

One of the favorite places they visited during their trip is Kyrgyzstan, in the picture. Leander said: "It is not difficult to choose our favorite countries"

One of the favorite places they visited during their trip is Kyrgyzstan, in the picture. Leander said: "It is not difficult to choose our favorite countries"

Father and son Leander and son Lennox enjoy a motorbike ride through the wonderful Iranian desert. Leander explained: "Now Lennox is seven years old, he really loves traveling in a truck, but there are also difficult times for him that he misses his friends or other children"

Father and son Leander and son Lennox enjoy a motorbike ride through the wonderful Iranian desert. Leander explained: "Now Lennox is seven years old, he really loves traveling in a truck, but there are also difficult times for him that he misses his friends or other children"

Father and son Leander and son Lennox enjoy a motorbike ride through the wonderful Iranian desert. Leander explained: "Now Lennox is seven years old, he really loves traveling in a truck, but there are also difficult times for him that he misses his friends or other children"

Lennox sits on top of a rock with one of his toys guarding the breathtaking scene of Charyn Canyon, located on the Sharyn River in Kazakhstan

Lennox sits on top of a rock with one of his toys guarding the breathtaking scene of Charyn Canyon, located on the Sharyn River in Kazakhstan

Lennox sits on top of a rock with one of his toys guarding the breathtaking scene of Charyn Canyon, located on the Sharyn River in Kazakhstan

Along the way, they have crossed European countries like Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Russia, Greece and Turkey.

The family then ventured into Asia, traveling to Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazahkstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia before visiting Australia.

Leander added: "It is not difficult to choose our favorite countries: they are those of Central Asia, including Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia.

The truck now boasts two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a shower in a space of only 12 square meters. It is depicted here near Mount Parnassus in central Greece

The truck now boasts two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a shower in a space of only 12 square meters. It is depicted here near Mount Parnassus in central Greece

The truck now boasts two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and a shower in a space of only 12 square meters. It is depicted here near Mount Parnassus in central Greece

Sometimes the family sleeps outside in tents. In the picture is a sandy beach surrounded by rocks on the Greek island of Crete

Sometimes the family sleeps outside in tents. In the picture is a sandy beach surrounded by rocks on the Greek island of Crete

Sometimes the family sleeps outside in tents. In the picture is a sandy beach surrounded by rocks on the Greek island of Crete

"Generally this type of lifestyle or travel is quite challenging and exhausting.

"There are many language barriers, technical problems and bureaucratic obstacles such as visas.

"Borders are generally quite easy, but one of the biggest problems – including financial and organizational problems – comes mainly from the shipment of the truck.

"Lennox is seven years old now, he really loves traveling in a truck, but there are also difficult times for him that is missing from his friends or other children.

"But let's make home school in the truck, even if without a standard school program."

The family documents their travels by posting images on their Instagram and Facebook pages, as well as on their blog, called Akela.

Traveling the world means that the family can admire stunning views like this in Iran every day. In the picture is the desert of Queshm Island

Traveling the world means that the family can admire stunning views like this in Iran every day. In the picture is the desert of Queshm Island

Traveling the world means that the family can admire stunning views like this in Iran every day. In the picture is the desert of Queshm Island

The family truck looks small when parked near the Pamir mountains near the Himalayas in Tajikistan - one of their favorite countries

The family truck looks small when parked near the Pamir mountains near the Himalayas in Tajikistan - one of their favorite countries

The family truck looks small when parked near the Pamir mountains near the Himalayas in Tajikistan – one of their favorite countries

During the journey through Greece, the family came across the Monastery of Grand Meteora, where Leander captured this mystical image while the peek was surrounded by clouds

During the journey through Greece, the family came across the Monastery of Grand Meteora, where Leander captured this mystical image while the peek was surrounded by clouds

During the journey through Greece, the family came across the Monastery of Grand Meteora, where Leander captured this mystical image while the peek was surrounded by clouds

The Akela world means "graceful" and "noble" in Hawaiian and is also the name of the main wolf in Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book.

The trio intends to continue their journeys indefinitely in their truck and is deciding where to visit.

Leander explained: "We want to bring the diversity of the world closer to our son, extend his and our horizons.

"We want to have the ability to have something new every day to discover and experience and the freedom to keep life in our hands.

You need to find out what you really need to be happy. But as the saying goes, "life begins at the end of your comfort zone".

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