It can sometimes feel like when you’ve seen one renovated campervan, you’ve seen them all. But you won’t be saying that after viewing this 2012 Vauxhall Movano two-berth campervan, which has undergone a complete off-grid Victorian-style conversion.
While some people prefer coastal, Boho, rustic, and modern themes, the owner of this Victorian beauty has a passion for furniture and décor from days gone by – and it’s hard not to fall in love with everything it has to offer.
Whether you prefer to live in a van full-time or hit the road for the occasional holiday, you’ll have everything you need. This van has storage galore with 10 top lockers, a mahogany four-drawer chest, and more. Mahogany has also been used throughout the van conversion, with five mahogany wardrobes and a large mahogany linen press being utilized for materials. The press alone has allowed the owner to make a water closet door, fridge/larder unit door, and an end panel for the fireplace.
Travelers can also take advantage of two solar panels producing 520 watts feeding into a 220-amp battery, two TV points, one voltmeter, six USB ports, and 14 LED lights. Warmth is not a problem either, courtesy of the vintage Queenie stove and a diesel heater. The van has also been insulated under the floor, above the ceiling, and behind all walls with 25mm Kingspan insulation.
The LPG gas bottle, electric hook-up socket, and a 100-liter water tank seal the deal. If you’ve got a love for the Victorian era and a passion for road trips, this Vauxhall might be the vehicle for you. And it’s now for sale for £38,000!
This 2012 Vauxhall Movano two-berth campervan would be unlike any you’ve seen before. It has undergone a complete transformation to become a Victorian-era home on wheels.
Stepping inside this Vauxhall is like stepping into a Victorian-era home. Elegant burgundy and cream tapestry material line the walls, and the same material has also been used for the curtains. Tie-backs on the curtains have been made using leftover fabric from the gorgeous and plush burgundy U-shaped lounge. The polished wood floors and charming light fixtures from days gone by tie the entire elegant look together.
Attention to detail is evident throughout this van’s transformation. The owner used four Cladwells hopper-style windows claimed from a 1980s barge and added net curtains. All windows also have mahogany surrounds, copper curtain poles, and mahogany pelmets.
The deep burgundy lounge is a statement piece in the living space. It can be turned into an L-shaped sofa with the door fully open, which is ideal when you want to soak up the surrounding views.
When you don’t feel like relaxing inside the van, you can venture outside in all weather, courtesy of the significant pull-out awning to keep you dry and sheltered from the elements.
The bedroom nook to the rear of the van has a generous double bed and a significant amount of storage above it. It also features the same character-rich tapestry wallpaper as the rest of the van.
No Victorian abode is complete without a grand fireplace, and this van is no different. Surrounded by a striking mantelpiece is a regal vintage wood-burning stove called Queenie. It heats the van with ease. The mantelpiece is equally as attractive and was created using an old dresser from a public house.
The flooring is undoubtedly one of the standout features of this van. It’s made from reclaimed mahogany floor tiles salvaged from a 1920s church hall and positioned in a herringbone pattern. It complements the rich burgundy fabric and vibrant green tiles beautifully.
There is certainly no shortage of storage space, with a fold-down desk providing plenty of room for all those necessary files and knick-knacks.
Working from home might seem like it would require a modern touch, but it can still fit in with the Victorian theme. Next to the fireplace is a vintage writing bureau with a glass-fronted cabinet above. You’ll also notice a convenient log store under the bureau to store wood out of the way.
The kitchen is a gorgeous example of Victorian architecture. The owner restored a 1940s Kitchen Pride larder unit and also included large drawers from a mahogany linen press under the kitchen counter. Storage space is abundant.
The larder is undoubtedly a statement piece in this van, and it even comes with the original information sheets for a young homemaker.
It’s the small details that matter the most. The owner has installed a copper sink within the mahogany kitchen countertop. The rich, natural colors work in harmony with the vibrant green handmade vintage tiles used as a splashback.
The early 90s burgundy four-hob cooker with an oven and grill ties the kitchen’s classic look together. Anyone can comfortably cook up a storm in this Victorian-style kitchen without sacrificing function or comfort.
No house on wheels is complete without a bathroom, and this one has a charming one tucked away with a Thetford electric flush toilet and a bidet wash.
The owner recycled a mahogany linen press to make a door for the water closet.
It’ll be a true delight driving behind this campervan. You’ll be able to take in the beauty of the deep red wooden stable door, cast-iron fixtures, and stained glass window. The window dates back to the 1930s and is fully opening.
Learn more about this stunning vintage-style van here