honu


"Honu", or H.O.N.U. (Home Of Nomads Underemployed) is the name we gave our motorhome (RV, Campingcar, Camper,  Wohmobile  etc, depending on your country).  

Honu is a 2017 Knaus Van TI 650 (click the 360 degree view link)  ... video

Honu is also the Hawaiian word for green sea turtles.  

We are very fond of Hawaii, a place we have often visited.  We have spent time swimming with the turtles.  Honu carry their homes on their backs and we travel with our home.  

"The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, known as “Honu,” symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life. Turtles can show up as a person's guardian spirit, known as “Aumakua.” When lost, turtles are excellent navigators and often find their way home."

So, all of that seemed appropriate when we were choosing a name for our camper.

Honu is registered in France under our company 'Swift Europe'.  We "adopted"  Honu through Phill who owns France Motorhome Hire. The process was a bit complicated but Phill helped us every step of the way and we really appreciated all the work he has done.