If you’ve ever woken up in the morning somewhere in the country, emerged from your tent or camper and breathed in that fresh air before lighting a fire and getting hot water ready for that first cup of coffee or tea, you’ll understand just how amazing camping is.
It’s the little things about camping that add up to make something very special – the smell of the fire, the sight of the stars in the night sky, the peace, the quiet, and the inherent natural beauty of the surroundings.
While there are some things about camping that will never change, like those abovementioned and many more, the nature of camping has changed considerably over the years.
Unique campervan conversions are very popular these days, and understandably so. After all, while many people love getting out amongst nature, most people still enjoy their creature comforts – why not strike a balance between the two?
It’s not only affordable and easy to do, but can also provide you with the means and the motivation to get out into the countryside more and enjoy more outdoor pursuits, like mountain biking, surfing and photography. If you’re looking to get out more often and escape the confines of a city based lifestyle, converting a van into a campervan is definitely something for you to look into.
What you need
So, what do you need to convert a van into a campervan? Well, to start with you need a van, but not any old van, you need a van that’s suitable for a campervan conversion. Sure, any old van can be converted into a campervan, but bear in mind the following considerations.
- The lifespan of your new campervan. If it’s old to begin with, just how much life will it have left in it? A fairly new van is a requirement, don’t waste your money on something old. You need a van that’s going to give you a good few years’ service and offer you something in the way of resale value as well.
- The size of the van. Bigger isn’t necessarily better, but then again, you don’t want a teeny van either, something that isn’t going to provide you with ample space to sleep, cook, sit and store all your gear. This is especially true if you have a mountain bike or surfboards to transport with you. The more space the better, but within reason of course.
- The company that converts it. Some companies are able to work wonders when carrying out campervan conversions. There’s more involved here than good designs, you also have to take into account workmanship, prices, materials and so much more.
Converting a van into a campervan is an excellent way to enjoy all the joys of camping and the great outdoors without having to ‘rough it’ in a tent like the days of old. You too can camp and get out amongst nature in comfort and style, you just need a converted campervan of your own to do so.