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We are a family of four, keen campers with a passion for the outdoors and love nothing more than packing up and heading off in our VW campervan in search of an adventure. Over the years we have visited many campsites and became increasingly intrigued by campervans, so in the Summer of 2015 we decided to hire one for a long weekend. We headed to Ullswater in a VW T5 California with our daughter who was 3 years old at the time. We loved the flexibility and extra comfort it gave us and we were hooked, we wanted to do it again! 

We enjoyed a couple more camping trips that same Summer with our usual tent set up but found ourselves often imagining being back in a campervan. We stumbled upon the world of self build campervan projects and in the Summer of 2017 we bought a VW T4 and began our very own project. A year later it was a fully functioning campervan and the start of a new adventure!

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For us, a campervan enables us to have that instant connection with the outdoors, away from the routines of everyday life. They say ‘home is where you park it’ and we couldn’t agree more! Travelling and camping in a VW campervan with it’s clever design means that everything you need is to hand so that you can pull over, pop the roof and enjoy a brew next to that amazing view or make that detour because everything you need is with you. We are passionate about the experience that a campervan break can offer and will do our very best to help make your adventure a great one.


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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we’re looking forward to meeting you! 

Philippa & Jonny. 

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