Go glamping in the UK with a unique handcrafted campervan

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Quirky Campers is a family business run by husband and wife team David and Lindsay. They started in 2010 by renting out their gorgeous campervan, Bella, while volunteering in Kenya for six months. Running rentals from Africa, they were amazed at how much interest the lovely Bella got and on their return they slowly started to build their business. Today they help a collective of British campervan owners, each with a unique and handcrafted vehicle, rent out their vans to other happy campers.

All of the van fit-outs make heavy use of natural and reclaimed materials and come stocked with eco-cleaning products, and some even have solar panels and run on biodiesel.

The quirky handcrafted campervans have been on over 500 adventures with their temporary masters, and there’s a van for everyone, whether you prefer rustic romance, retro kitsch, festival cool or family fun in a fairy bus.

I’ve picked out four of my favorite campervans, but there are many more to choose from on Quirky Campers’ website

saffiyah-campervan-1Saffiyah’s interior is stylishly executed industrial chic. She is all chunky copper fittings, exposed pipework, and distressed pallet wood.

saffiyah-campervan-3The charming vehicle also boasts a generous kitchen, a 3-ring stove, a spacious fridge, and a large table and bench seating for 6.

saffiyah-campervan-5 saffiyah-campervan-6 saffiyah-campervan-2The campervan’s waterfall shower with hot running water can be used off-grid. Learn more here

priscilla-campervan-8Priscilla is converted from reclaimed, locally-sourced materials.

priscilla-campervan-3 priscilla-campervan-2 The beautiful patina of the reclaimed wood combined with natural textiles and muted colors create a space where one can just let go of everyday life.

priscilla-campervan-7There’s plenty of room for two adults and two children, plus a fully equipped kitchen, fixed bed and seating, solar powered electrics, gas heater for evenings, and a white sail canopy to extend the living space still further. Learn more here

mo-campervan-1With her clean lines and elegant styling, Mo’s skandi-style, and fresh interior wouldn’t be out of place in a Copenhagen apartment. As it is, she is an ingeniously designed and masterfully executed campervan with room for up to five adults.

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The perfect marriage of functionality and style, featuring all mod cons including solar power, toilet, and all-year-round insulation.

mo-campervan-2She is ideal for families and groups of friends alike, or with the simple removal of the top bed, ideal for couples too. A lot of love has gone into her details, from the vintage china teacups to the artwork on the walls to the brass piano hinges on cupboard doors.

mo-campervan-5mo-campervan-3The clever design creates space for ample storage and includes zone lighting and handy fold-down shelves. Best of all, with both beds full width and 6 feet or more in length, even the tallest campers can sleep in comfort. Learn more here

maggie-campervan-1Maggie’s owner is a keen climber, skier, and surfer and he’s converted Maggie with plenty of storage that’s cleverly hidden away, so there’s room to enjoy the generous kitchen with its full-size fridge, stainless steel hob, and butler-style sink, without having to climb over bikes or boards.

maggie-campervan-2The spacious dining area features a solid wood table and worktops.

maggie-campervan-5 maggie-campervan-4Three belted seats and a super king size bed make Maggie ideal for a couple, for friends or a family with small child. Learn more here

honeybee-campervan-1Honeybee is a truly original conversion. Inspired by her black and yellow exterior, and a love of bees, her owners created a campervan that is befitting of a queen.

honeybee-campervan-2The little camper features a honeycomb cutout motif throughout the woodwork, illustrated bee books, and wildflower seed bombs.

honeybee-campervan-9 honeybee-campervan-4 honeybee-campervan-5 honeybee-campervan-6 Honeybee is an eco-conscious choice, utilizing recycled materials and organic sheep’s wool insulation, while her powerful sound system, sockets, lights, and fridge are all powered by the sun’s rays. Learn more here