Introducing the marvelous Marmaduke, a handcrafted Citroen Relay L3H2 campervan, kitted out with a 150w solar panel, two side sliding windows, and a 4kw diesel heater. Whether you’re a short-term or long-term traveler, it won’t be hard to see yourself navigating the countryside in this unique, comfortable, welcoming house on wheels.
Marmaduke is approximately six meters long by 2.5 meters high and is the latest creation of the British company Marwood Makes. Mollie and Jason from Marwood Makes are dedicated to creating unique, stylish, and innovative campervans and boats with an emphasis on beauty and style. Marmaduke is no exception to the rule. With gorgeous birch ply, clean lines, and an abundance of storage for practicality purposes, he ticks all the right boxes. And guess what? You could be Marmaduke’s proud owner. Marmaduke is now up for sale for £29,995 (that’s about $36,800).
Marmaduke is a sleek and stylish 6 x 2.5m-approx Citroen Relay L3H2 that has been transformed into a luxurious and practical campervan with a 150w solar panel, two side sliding windows, and a 4kw diesel heater.
Upon entering Marmaduke through the side sliding door, it’s clear he’s all about simplicity, practicality, and style. The neutrality and nature-inspired materials can’t help but impress, and the entire interior boasts gorgeous birch ply, a warming and clean-lined wood.
The kitchen might be small, but travelers want for nothing. This birch ply kitchen boasts a circle sink, an abundance of cupboards, and a two-burner propane hob for convenient meal preparation. Water needs are also taken care of with an underslung 66L fresh water tank, a 12-volt water pump, and a portable 20L waste tank. Everything is tucked away neatly, adding to the seamlessness and organization of this home away from home.
Mollie and Jason thought of everything travelers would need when designing Marmaduke. Alongside ensuring the kitchen was well-equipped with storage, they even created a window nook in the countertop. This has plenty of space for bottled herbs and spices and even a cookbook or two.
Kitchen essentials can be cumbersome, but Mollie and Jason were eager to maintain their ‘seamless’ look throughout Marmaduke. As a result, they created a neat cubby underneath the two-burner propane hob for the Gastore butane tank to live permanently.
A compact 12-volt fridge is tucked away behind a cupboard door, and there are plenty of cupboards and drawers for pantry goods. These can remain safe and sound while you travel and are quick and easy to grab at a moment’s notice.
The 2.5m height of this Citroen Relay has allowed Mollie and Jason to get creative with the bedroom area of the campervan. They described the bed as a cozy cocoon with it being tucked away up high in the rear of the van. They even installed mood lighting arches at each end of the bed to make it extra inviting in the evenings.
Below the bed is a stunning bench seat area that can function as a step to get into the bedroom. Charming beige curtains have also been installed to give the bedroom occupants plenty of privacy. According to Mollie and Jason, the curtains soften the space and make you forget you’re even in a van. They also make it easier to create designated areas.
The three-in-one step, seat, and storage area is undoubtedly one of Marmaduke’s standout features. You can fold a blanket over it to make it a comfortable seating area. If you need a blanket for a last-minute picnic, you don’t have to rustle around in a drawer or cupboard to find one.
Discretely hidden in the side of the bed is a large pullout drawer. This drawer blends in with the rest of the bed frame but has plenty of space for clothing, shoes, and accessories.
While the step up into the bedroom functions well as a seat and step, it’s also a convenient storage trunk for blankets, clothing, and other daily essentials.
Marmaduke has an additional helpful feature if you’re caught short. Tucked away in a discrete place near the step to the bedroom nook is a Cassette Loo 365 toilet. While most campers prefer to use public restrooms, the option is there if you need it.
No home is complete without a mirror to offer the illusion of extra space, and Marmaduke is no different. Mollie and Jason installed a large mirror on the back wall to make the room appear much larger and more spacious. When the back doors are open, you can enjoy a beautiful view reflected into it from wherever you’ve decided to park for the day.
Some campervans have permanent tables, but they take up a considerable amount of space when not in use. Marwood Makes opted for a fold-away table instead. It takes a mere few seconds to assemble and fold down again. You can use it for dining, playing games, and when you need extra meal preparation space. The table can fold flat against the wall and remain out of the way when it’s not in use.
When the fold-down table is assembled, it works harmoniously with the kitchen bench, creating an intimate dining, entertaining, and meal preparation nook. The table also comes with hideaway chairs that can be used indoors and outdoors.
The hideaway chairs for the folding table would traditionally be quite awkward to store, but not in Marmaduke. There’s a dedicated hideaway nook underneath the table, where they fit perfectly.
Campervan holidays aren’t just about driving. They’re about stopping and enjoying new locations. Once you park up for the day, you can open Marmaduke’s back doors and enjoy a bright and beautiful sanctuary. A large storage nook underneath the bed is accessible from the rear door. Here, you can store all your home essentials or anything you need to access once you’re outside the van, such as swimwear and hiking boots.