Van Living

Design a camper van layout

How to design a camper van layout

When it comes to converting a van into a camper van planning really is everything. The amount of both time and money you can save with a little investment in both time and money is huge and so having built 5 vans ourselves we are going to talk you through the process of how to design a camper van layout; the things to consider, what tools you can use both free and paid and how to go about creating the perfect van home for yourselves. How are you going to use your van? Before doing anything else you need to… Read More »How to design a camper van layout

Console Gaming in a Campervan

Console gaming in a campervan is totally possible it just needs a bit of maths, some additional solar power and a whole lot of batteries, but thankfully not as many as you might think. We’re going to go over a what you’ll need in order to play your Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo Switch in your van and how much it’s going to cost you. We’re basing the following information on using your console with a Cello 22” Smart Full HD Traveller TV which is not only a nice size to use in a small space like a van but is… Read More »Console Gaming in a Campervan

living in a van in winter uk

Living in a van in winter UK

One of the biggest challenges facing van dwellers in the UK is surviving the wet and cold winters. Whilst many choose to migrate to warmer climates for the winter months, a growing number of us are sticking it out in our vans right here in the UK.

vanlife board games

Van Life Board Games

Whether you’re stuck inside your van due to bad UK weather, trying to save on using your limited battery or simply are looking for a nice way to spend the evening, board games are a fantastic way to have fun. However when it comes to van life board gaming you have to consider some pretty unique factors when choosing a game. Limited storage space as well as table space mean that a lot of the games you might consider playing simply won’t fit in your van. In addition to that the number of players required for van games is usually… Read More »Van Life Board Games

Vanlife security

Van life security

I’ve lived in my van since the start of 2017 and even though I have been lucky enough to have not been broken into I know plenty people who have and who have lost everything. While I may have been lucky so far I make sure I take every precaution to minimise my risk and so I thought I’d share some of my van life security tips, safety gear and rules I follow to be as safe and secure as I can be inside my rolling home. Security gear I use a selection of locks, trackers and cameras to keep… Read More »Van life security

Second hand van

What to look for when viewing a second hand van

You’ve done all your research online and have a van in your sights. The photos make it look in good condition and the description makes the van sound perfect for you so you have organised a viewing. That’s when the questions arise of what to look for when viewing a second hand van. There are so many things to look at and it might seem that if you aren’t a qualified mechanic you won’t have a clue where to start. That’s why we thought we’d put together a list of some basic things you can look for that don’t require… Read More »What to look for when viewing a second hand van

Cooking without an oven in a van

Cooking without an oven in a van

The chances are that you’re simply not going to have enough space to include an oven in your camper conversion. The amount of space that even the smaller camping ovens take up plus the additional gas you need to carry to run them mean that the majority of your cooking is going to be undertaken on a hob. Despite this limitation it doesn’t mean that you can’t cook all of your favourite meals from the comfort of your own van. With the addition of a few key kitchen tools as well as a little bit of creativity you can soon… Read More »Cooking without an oven in a van

Find Campervan Parkups

How to find the best campervan park ups

I’m sure you’ve seen a tonne of photos on Instagram of vans parked in wild and wonderful places. However every time you try to take your van out you end up in a Tesco carpark for the night. Well have no fear, with our help we are going to show you how to find the best campervan park ups. How to find the best campervan park ups Use an app As with most problems in life there seems to be an app looking to solve it and finding the best campervan park ups is no different. For our money the… Read More »How to find the best campervan park ups