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Old Mercedes Van Gets New Life As Airbnb Guest House

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Old Mercedes Van Gets New Life As Airbnb Guest House

Old Mercedes Van Gets New Life As Airbnb Guest House

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If we're ever in Norway, we know where we're staying. Vintage Volkswagen vans are all the rage right now, but people often forget the lovable old L 319 from Mercedes-Benz. It was later rebranded as a range of models from L 405 through L408, but this particular L 406 from 1968 is special. It served as the personal vehicle for the fire chief of Gothenburg, Sweden for 20 years, but that's not necessarily out-of-the-ordinary for an old L. We highly doubt, however, that any of them became a bed and breakfast in Scandinavia. After decades on the road, this old Merc came to a couple named Bente and Pål, residents of a small town in Norway. Rather that rack up more miles or put the van through a restoration, they chose a slightly more relaxed life for the L 406. Its raised roof and bank of windows already made it rather roomy and open inside, so most of the interior bits came out, a thick coat of pink paint covered the weathered blue finish on the outside, and voila, it became a cozy bungalow......

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