Honu started life with the standard layout - we added some manufacture packages (ie larger wheels, sunroof etc) and dealer options - for example, two roof mounted solar panels and related electronics, Thule Omnistor awning, security locks and more.

We like the Honu for a number or reasons:

  • Good German quality.
  • Well designed with no wasted space whatsoever = actually it is amazing use of space,
  • A large "garage: with large left and right side entrances: More than enough to store our two bikes, chairs, table, ground mat, bike gear, tools and more.
  • Solar panels and 3 batteries allows us to keep of the grid indefinitely.
  • Excellent fridge, with freezer; heating system, hot water system and great shower pressure.
  • 3 burner hob - works well.
  • More storage space than we can use.
  • Outstanding insulation = no need for living area air conditioning.
  • Ventilation with 4 sunroofs + shower ceiling vent.
  • Attention to detail.
  • 2 full length fix beds with lots of space
  • A convenient hanging closet.
  • under bed space and lots of shelving
No more - no less that we need!

Data and engine: Fiat Ducato: 7 meters.  2.3 turbo diesel; 6 speed manual gear shift; Euro 6 emission standards.  Enough power but not outstanding - Honu will cruise comfortably at 110 km; but Chris generally drives about 95 km. We average 8.2 liters to 100 km. Considering Honu weights in at about 3000 kg (max 3500 kg) that is pretty good. The dash layout and controls are very good - basic but effective.  Usual stuff like cruise control.  The Germany Company Knaus  built the camper on the fiat base.

We think the Honu is a good looking camper and right in the European sweet spot for size. To date Chris and Gill agree, if given the option to buy again we would stay with Honu, as is.

Bikes - we have owned our current bikes for the past ten + years and 40,000 kms. in Europe. We have two sets of the same bikes;  one set in Europe and one in Vancouver - people refer to them as" circus bikes" - but they are great and fast.  Xootr swift folding bikes.  

We have a set of E-bikes in Canada which we also like very much: https://www.gazellebikes.com/en-us/gazelle-medeo-t10-hmb

We have a Honda NC750x motorbike for cruising and camping trips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcmGDY2vFeA

We have a set of electric bikes in Europe so as to have a greater range of travel and access areas which the motorhome is not happy going to; including trail heads. They just barely fit in the "garage storage". Gill's bike  ;  Chris's bike