We're a campervan conversion business based in Bristol always on the lookout for our new adventure.


Where are you headed?

That's the real question. The next question is: how are you going to get there? Maybe you're going to walk there, maybe you're going to take the bus. Maybe you're getting there in a handkrafted, bespoke built campervan - but you already know that, because that's why you're here right?

We started our journey when we converted a Mercedes bus to live and travel around Portugal. Living in Joy the bus taught us so much about what makes van life wonderful, the little touches, comforts and details that turn a van into a home.

our latest projects

We're currently busy in the workshop with Barbara the T5, a full conversion - more information and photos coming soon!

And Joy - a big Mercedes bus with a big personality​ is getting a face lift. We are installing a shower and a compost loo - she'll be up for sale at some point in 2020. If you are interested please get in contact.

Joy pictured on left.


Current Projects

The handkrafting campervan team


Issey is passionate about reclaiming, "one woman's junk is another woman's treasure." She's always been a keen maker of many things! She's an advocate of the simple life and loves helping people create tiny homes on wheels. 


Shelly grew up in her dad's cabinet-making workshop and her passion for carpentry began here. She's got an eye for creating beautiful spaces and is happiest when she is Handkrafting campervans. 

Joy the Bus

It all began here and it was a labour of love! Leaving behind our comfortable jobs, we embarked on an adventure - to build our dream bus, on a street in London. Joy was to be our home for 3 years and what a home she was. We learnt what van life meant and how to explore in style and comfort.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."

- Helen Keller

Let's get you on the road!

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