Working to give one million people per year a road trip adventure in Europe.
Nothing beats the thrill of a road trip, driving down endless roads with the windows down and music playing on the radio. Especially in a motorhome, as you have everything you need right there with you. But then why are there 2.4 million motorhomes in Europe standing still for an average of eleven months per year?
Experiencing the freedom of motorhome travel can feel like a faraway dream, given the expensive nature of motorhomes or the hassle of hiring. Goboony was created as a solution to this, a win-win platform that brings motorhome owners in contact with travellers looking to experience #vanlife for themselves. Our mission is to help one million people enjoy the ultimate freedom that only motorhome travel provides by 2025.
The core values of Goboony
We are curious and both love and crave adventure. We respect and value one another. We work independently with a high sense of responsibility. We give one another the freedom to choose their own path.
We bring people together, providing connection in the digital age. Our platform, and company as a whole, revolves around people. We combat waste by making use of what is already available. We aim to make the world even a step more sustainable. We enjoy learning new things and proactively sharing the wealth of our knowledge and experiences with each other.
We have fun together. We’re helpful and loyal to our customers and to the rest of our team. We’re constructive and transparent in everything we do.
We are ambitious, always thinking in terms of possibilities rather than hurdles. We think big and work to be one step ahead of the rest. We act efficiently, keeping things simple and straightforward. We work hard to get things done.
How did Goboony start?
In 2011, Mark de Vos travelled through New Zealand in a motorhome, accompanied by his wife and two children. On the road from the north to the south, in the middle of nowhere, he ran into a fellow Dutchman, Foppe Mijnlieff. Foppe was doing the same route but in the opposite direction, accompanied by his wife and children, who were similar ages to Mark’s. Whilst the children played in a sandbox, Mark and Foppe talked and immediately clicked through a shared love for adventure. Years later, this coincidental meeting would plant the seeds for Europe’s fastest-growing sharing platform for motorhome enthusiasts. But at the time, they had no idea how their lives were about to change.
What does the name ‘Goboony’ actually mean?
It’s natural that you’re curious about our name; a lot of people are. Simply put, it derives from a New Zealand term for beautiful untouched places, ‘boonies’. Goboony helps you to go to these boonies...with a motorhome!
The Goboony Team
Our team is rapidly growing and comprised of international employees that play a vital role in our success. We want to make camping in Europe accessible to all, and so we prioritise understanding and engaging different cultures. Our employees come from all corners of Europe and beyond and bring their own twist to the team. We’re not only international but also curious, diverse, engaging, bright, smart, and we make the best sandwiches during our Friday afternoon lunches. Our ambition is to help 1 million people per year experience the ultimate freedom of motorhome travel by 2025. Can you help us to achieve that?Come work with us!