Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdown

As COVID-19 spread throughout the world, several countries put their citizens into lockdown. Some people took up baking or knitting, others worked on their fitness, and some just binge-watched TV until their eyes turned square.

But furniture maker Daryl Lloyd Witt from Somerset, England, did something altogether different. He purchased a Mercedes Sprinter 313 CDI carpenter van and turned it into a luxurious camper.

From the outside, it looks like any trade worker’s van you’d see in a town or city. But once you step inside, it’s anything but. Daryl used his bespoke furniture-making skills to craft something genuinely exceptional.

It took him three months, then competition company Dream Car Giveaways purchased it for $51,000 and sold tickets for someone to win it. Now, the camper van has made its way to its new home.

Going by how much time and effort Daryl put into the build, it’s clear to see someone will have a fabulous time travelling the country once it’s safe to do so.

campervan2 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownSomerset, England resident and furniture maker Daryl Lloyd Witt purchased a Mercedes Sprinter 313 CDI and transformed it from a carpenter’s van to a luxurious campervan.

It comes with two solar panels, a 70L fresh water tank, and a 50L waste tank, along with all the bells and whistles like a kitchen, bathroom area, a double bed, and custom seating that turns into a bed for a child. The new owners of this camper, sold through a raffle, will want for nothing.

campervan scaled - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownNo luxury campervan is complete without a shower and toilet, and this one has the goods. It has a shower cabin with a 1,000cm x 800cm shower tray, a custom-made acrylic shower, and a domestic chrome mixer shower. This high-pressure heated shower also has a portaloo and gets its hot water from a boiler, which also heats the water for the sink.

campervan 16 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownContemporary elegance is found throughout this camper, which has oak features, 12-volt lighting, and 200-watt solar panels with a charge controller.

campervan 2 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownA beautiful bespoke kitchen boasts a sleek, black colour scheme with a white, acrylic work surface. There is also a stainless-steel undermount sink, removable strainer, and a two-burner gas hob. No expense was spared in creating a functional workspace.

campervan 4 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownHidden away out of sight is a 40L 12-volt top-loading compressor fridge, which is sure to come in handy for those long trips.

campervan 12 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownThe campervan interior is deceivingly spacious, with a dining nook adjacent to the kitchen and a double bed to the rear with storage underneath.

116971835 732785677267682 4863427757646668001 n - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownThe dining nook is custom-designed to transform into a bed suitable for a child. However, the dining table proves useful for dining, work, and study on the road during the day.

campervan 11 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownThe double bed to the rear of the van has 12-volt flexible headboard lighting, a feature wall, and an excellent view out the back of the van along with plenty of natural light.

campervan 9 - Furniture maker converts builder’s van into luxurious camper during COVID-19 lockdownStorage is certainly not lacking, for the double bed sits on top of a large storage cavity you can access from the back door.