Dawn had dreams of traveling around the UK with her large dog and wanted a van that would suit her needs and style. We designed the van together after lots of conversations and drawings to the most out of her small space in her Peugeot Boxer. Over the course of the build, she visited the van numerous times to check-in and make adjustments here and there.
Dawn's van has hot water air heating, solar power fridge freezer, lights, dimmable bedside, lights, sink, cooker, oven, lots of storage large storage under the bed, slide-in storage for her electric bike, freshwater tank, grey water tank, awning, portable toilet shower tent/toilet tent pull-out table seating (she has had eight people in this van) three belted seats in the cab, a double bed two children’s beds (or a slim adult ) rubber industrial floor the area under the bed accessed from the back to wash and dry muddy dogs and a little door to let them into the living area when they’re dry.
The van itself was built with mostly reclaimed wood. This is something the client wanted but also something that I specialise in. I use palettes, leftover wood from the neighboring farm, anything I can get my hands on and renew. Each piece has a story and I love the fact that I am recycling as much as possible.
'If you’re considering having a van converted and you’re quite passionate about design quality craftsmanship, you want something unique, bespoke, personal. If you have your ideas, want to be a part of the design process. I would say Craig is the easiest person I’ve ever worked with, he is passionate about Van life and knows exactly what he’s talking about. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and I think probably you’ll be very lucky to commission him for your build.'