A Mercedes-Benz Unimog 1300 L has been serving as the new home for Jennifer and Peter Glas since April 2013. Dubbing their new home as the "Glaarkshouse," the couple has embarked on a round-the-world honeymoon. "If a vehicle is to take us to the roof of the world, it has to be a Unimog," the couple said as they chose a Unimog U 1300 L (model series 435) dating from 1986.
This Unimog weighs around 7 tons when armed with full tank of 540 liters of diesel and 180 liters of fresh water, but is still safe and light-footed in all situations to this day, thanks to differential locks and portal axles.
Because of its incomparable reliability, the size of the tanks, the solar power supply and a small sanitary area, the "Glaarkshouse" has been transformed into a genuine round-the-world trip mobile home that allows the couple to go on self-sufficient trips over several days even in rough terrain.
The couple started their trip in April 2013 passing through southeastern Europe as well as the Anatolian highlands - the "Glaarkshouse" proved to a conqueror of rocky, watery and even steep terrains. Following an initial minor test in Turkey, the couple went on to cruise onto Iran. The 435-series Unimog drove through sand dunes in the Dasht-e-Kavier desert with much ease.
During the grand tour, Mercedes-Benz fans, whenever they had the opportunity, would take a closer look of the vehicle from below as well as into the engine compartment. Following weeks in Iran, Jennifer and Peter Glas had a chance to really put their "Glaarkshouse" through its paces in Oman.
Just like in Iran, the Unimog traveled through dune, the desert and beach with much ease. The Unimog even helped pull a number of stranded SUVs out of the sand, to the delight of desert-savvy Omanis. The couple and their Unimog are currently in India.