The New Owner of our Kombi is….

We decided to pay forward our Kombi to one of the supporters of our project

Giveaway Update July 2017:

It’s official, the Kombi has a new owner!  Grant Mitchell has finalized his commitments at home and is now ready to embrace his new life on the road. The Kombi is now in his hands and he is currently exploring North America.  We did a live video with our supporters on Patreon during the handover, but don’t worry if you missed it.  The full selection and handover process has been filmed and will be the subject of the last episode of the Hasta Alaska Travel Series (currently in post production)

Seriously can you imagine how Grant feels, even we are jealous of him



NUMBER #1 FAQ: “Why are you still posting pictures / videos with the Kombi, I thought you gave it away?”

Answer: Fair question and thank you for asking and for taking an interest in Kombi Life.  Yes we did give away the Kombi as we promised that we would. We filmed as much as we could in the last 12 months of owning the Kombi so that we could capture all of the content that we wanted to before we handed the keys over.  Unfortunately video post-production (editing etc) takes a serious amount of effort and time, and as we are only 2 people we are not able to process the raw footage in near real-time.  Please don’t be surprised if you continue to see images of CoPito in future content from Kombi Life.  All of these images have been captured before July 2017.  If you would like more information on behind the scenes process of our video production, or want to know what is happening in Real Time, we share it in great detail via Patreon



ENGINE: 1600cc Aircooled ~ 50,000kms (30,000 miles)

TRANSMISSION: New in June 2016

INTERIOR: Refurbished in June 2016

EXTERIOR: PAINTED in 2014, no structural rust


westfalia seats


Frequently Asked Questions


We want to say THANKS to the people who donate to keep our project alive so when we finish road tripping creating our travel series, we will randomly select one of our supporters to be the new owner of our VW Bus

Doing this will also allow us to raise some money for charity, which we will be spending on worthy causes during our next project.

This is a HUGE step for us as our home is the only thing of value that we have in the whole world!


(UPDATED July 2017)

We closed the list of supporters on the 30th September 2016. Grant, the new owner was selected (by random) in October 2016.  Grant has quit his job, sold his house and is now traveling around North America with CoPito, his girlfriend Annie and their dog Orla.  It took some time for Grant to navigate the logistical challenges of uprooting his previous life and to get ready for Life 2.0 so that is why the process has taken several months.


We kept a record of each US $ that was donated towards our project since we started and for each buck we gave the supporter one chance to win the bus.  The chance to be the next owner of our Kombi is not open to everyone, only the people who had supported the Hasta Alaska Project.


We’re trying to set a good example and inspire other travelers to do as much good as possible, even if you don’t have a lot to give. We are saving 25% of the money generated from the support of Hasta Alaska to pay-forward to good causes that we meet on our travels.  This will all be filmed and documented as part of the next Kombi Life project.

Terms and Conditions

1. Each supporter will have one chance to win the Bus for each donation of $1 US that was donated to Kombi Life during the project.
2. The new owner will be selected at random from the list of supporters and is to take place at the end of the adventure – List closes on September 30th 2016, selection happening (October 2016)
3. If you are selected, you will do your best to treat the Kombi right, wont you 🙂
4. The lucky person(s) will be responsible for collecting the Bus from North America, unless delivery is requested*
5. The participant is to follow the adventure via our social media channels for further announcements and details.
6. It is understood that the lucky new owner is following the journey (see 5); it is also assumed that you understand that a change of ownership is in good faith and that ownership of the Bus is to be made on a ‘transferred as seen’ basis (you will have already viewed the love and attention paid to CoPito).

7. Title and ownership will be legally transferred via Power of Attorney (bill of sale) it will then be the responsibility of the new owner to arrange importation and registration in the country of their choosing.

8. All costs associated with the transfer are the responsibility of the new owner.
9. The present owner of the vehicle, the Facebook and Kombi Life web site managers, administrators or advisers, are exempt from any liability whatsoever in respect of this event, the transfer of the vehicle to the new owner or their resulting ownership and use.

10. If the new owner sells the Kombi, the vehicles previous owners (Kombi Life) must be given first right of refusal to purchase the vehicle at a fair market price.

*If required, delivery can be requested on the understanding that the cost of the delivery is the responsibility of the new owner.  Kombi Life will not be responsible for any costs associated with change of ownership or delivery.