Mobile Kite Hostel. Kitesurfer and Hydrofoiler Jeroen Kraan goes around the world with a converted truck and you can join his kitesurf hostel.
Why a Mobile Kite Hostel?
The former driving instructor and kite surfer from De Meern, Jeroen Kraan (1988) is the founder of Mobile Kite Hostel. After 10 years of teaching in the car, he changed course (or steering wheel) and stopped giving driving lessons. He bought an old trailer with a truck and converted it into a kitesurf hostel to realize his dream.
Jeroen and his girlfriend Eva came up with the idea to organize downwinders for kite surfers along the coastlines that exist in this world. The kiter goes along the coast with his kite and Jeroen rides with his kite hostel behind (or forward) so that you can chill out every night in the XXL Camper that has been specially equipped for this.
When we speak to Jeroen, he dreams of the idea that the truck will soon drive along the Moroccan coast with a number of like-minded people. Make downwinders during the day and chill by a campfire in the evening and enjoy the day. And to be honest, we dream with him, because of course this sounds great.
Building a kite hostel
When Jeroen bought the trailer, it first had to be converted to a mobile hostel. Sustainable materials such as used scaffolding wood have been applied as much as possible.
There are 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, sanitary facilities such as a shower & toilet and a cozy sitting area. Although you are meant to live outside, a dry heated spot in the truck is sometimes necessary. There is also sufficient storage for your gear, so that you can make an ideal downwinder with everything you need.
For the owners is a master bedroom, no idea whether it will also be rented out 😉
What does Mobile Kite hostel offer?
At the Mobile kitesurf hostel you can expect the following:
- Downwinders for kite surfers
- Hydrofoil lessons in low wind
- Supfoil possibilities
- Like-minded people
- Leave no trace policy
- Rescue boat
Who is Jeroen?
We come across Jeroen (1988) by chance when we visit the new kitespot at Lelystad. A large red trailer with the vague logo of a large supermarket chain still attracts our attention, especially because it contains kitegear. We will look and talk to the owner. Jeroen tells that he and his girlfriend Eva own the truck and that it has just been converted as a mobile kite hostel.
Jeroen invites us to take a look and we are impressed by what we see. An interior of sanded pallet wood, funny details in the form of windows filled with works of art.
Jeroen tells us that he would like to make the world a bit better and only works with sustainable materials. Of course he is aware of the diesel the truck runs on, but if he can limit his footprint to that, then it is good.
He also talks passionately about his project in Tarifa, where he has spent a lot of time in recent years. He has taken care of a castle that is used by locals as a waste dump and has carried out a major cleaning in consultation with the municipality. He prefers to see this castle as part of his kitesurfing adventure, but a lot of work still needs to be done for that.
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