Living and travelling in converted vehicles has become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years and the coronavirus pandemic has only increased the trend further. Life on the road can offer an incomparable sense of freedom and community, with endless opportunity for new experiences, and a shift to simpler living. But what these travellers are after is very different from the traditional caravan holiday; instead these vans and trucks have been creatively turned into permanent homes, tailored for their owners tastes and interests. While some choose a ready-made van, for others the joy is in converting it themselves and making it personal and unique. With imaginative storage options, eco-friendly power sources, inventive layouts, and some very well-travelled pets, the options for these portable homes are limitless. This illustrated book reveals some of the most beautiful and inventive converted vehicles on the road and the most creative of van-dwellers, to inspire and delight every aspiring van-lifer.
Alex Waite is an editor at The History Press. Inspired by a friends dedicated conversion of a Parcel Force truck into a beautiful home, she decided to collate an incredible selection of van conversions to excite and inspire aspiring van-lifers everywhere. She lives in Cheltenham.