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Artist, traveller, & inventor Joost Conijn spent the better part of a year building his own very custom automobile – almost entirely from wood. And what more fitting way to power such a vehicle, than with an onboard wood-burning stove! You might assume such a novel machine wasn’t intended for any lengthy excursions, but in fact that was Conijn’s aim from the project’s onset.

Free from the trappings of petrol-dependent transportation, Joost ventured through remote & tourist-free terrain of Eastern Europe documenting his journey in video. Fueled by donations from local villagers (and forests), he managed to explore – “Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slowakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldavia, Transnistrië, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Italy, France, The Netherlands” Epic road trip indeed, Conijn explains some of his motivation and experiences -

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. Karel says:

    Makers might be interested to know that the car is based on the chassis and the mechanics of a 1974 Citroën DS, with an engine converted to run on LPG.

  2. Kralik says:

    Thanks for the information about the car’s origins. It looks a bit like an old Tatra, but the engine is at the wrong end.

    1. Davidtotal says:

      I agree with Kralik.
      Thanks for the information about the car’s origins.
      Car Transport

  3. Dale says:

    I think this person is living the life we all should be.

    1. snotnose says:

      Go ahead- I’ll burn gas, thank you.

  4. Max says:

    I don’t know if they understand what Romanians spoke.
    (Hai sa luam lemne de la ei!)
    Ahahahahahah
    Let’s take woods from them!
    Better they go away because they would left without fuel!
    Anyway this car is an 100% pure and wild adventure for any driver.
    Cazare Moneasa