For the love of adventure, our world and its amazing humans. We exist to achieve planet positive travel, promote creativity and connect people curious about a different way of living; enabling us all to take the leap to a sustainable future.

The Quirky Campers mission

 

About Quirky Campers

Quirky Campers offers handcrafted campervan rentals across the UK and now New Zealand. We act as an agent for a collection of friendly and likeminded campervan owners, each with a unique and beautiful camper they have lovingly created and want to share with the world.

We require all those listing with us to maintain high standards of craftsmanship, cleanliness and sheer delightfulness. Think carved wooden cabinets, log burners, inviting double beds, cots for kids and fully kitted out mini kitchens. So whether you’re planning a no screens family adventure, some distraction-free couple time or a bit of luxurious festival madness, we’ve got it covered. All that’s left for you to worry about is choosing the perfect campervan for you.

Oh and by the way, you won’t find a collection of campervan rentals like ours anywhere else in the UK.

Meet the team

Lindsay

Co-Founder

Lindsay

Co-Founder

Located in – Bristol

 

What Do Yo Do At Quirky?

Lindsay is our co-founder, and dreamer in chief. She believes passionately in planet positive adventures for everyone and spends much of her time nurturing the amazing community of vanlifers, converters, owners and customers to make Quirky Campers as welcoming as possible to everyone.

Tell us about yourself!

Lindsay balances work with homeschooling three children and wants Quirky Campers to be a place where everyone on the team can fulfil their life and work dreams.

 

David

Co-Founder

David

Co-Founder

Located In – Bristol

What Do You Do At Quirky?

Oversight of all things operational and financial


Tell Us About Yourself!

I am the middle child of 7 (I have 6 sisters) and grew up in a very rural intentional community so our house was alway busy. For example, mealtimes were usually 15 people with multiple languages being spoken. My parents are very alternative and were looking for a different way of life. I left school before finishing A levels and travelled. I lived in Norway where I learned carpentry and Norwegian.  I moved back to the UK and to Bristol in my 20s and went back into education doing first an access course and then a degree in civil and environmental engineering. Before Quirky I worked in renewable energy. I love making things and coming up with new solutions to old problems, these days this is more software than hardware but one day I want to get back to getting my hands dirty. I speak fluent Norwegian, rusty German and can understand a bit of Dutch.

Caroline

Enquiries Assistant

Caroline

Enquiries Assistant

Team – Enquiries

Based In – Bristol

What do you do at Quirky?

I’m the one at the end of the phone every Saturday covering urgent enquiries. I’m also responsible for securing and delivering our iconic competitions!

Tell us about yourself!

I love adventures, gardening and reality TV.

Claire

Team Manager

Claire

Team Manager

Team – Enquiries

Located in – Yorkshire

 

What Do Yo Do At Quirky?

Claire manages the ever busy Quirky Team, keeping everyone happy and healthy, so that your trips are as smooth and fun as possible!

Laura

Copy Writer & Operations Support Executive

Laura

Copy Writer & Operations Support Executive

Team – Marketing & Enquiries

Located In – Brighton

 

What do you do at Quirky?

I work in marketing, writing the blogs, content and text reviews for all our lovely campervans at Quirky Campers. As well as supporting enquiries, van owners, sales and general operations to keep everything running smoothly, so a little bit of a lot of things!

 

Tell us about yourself!

I’m a yoga teacher, wannabe artist and writer living in Brighton. Happiest in my little campervan Goat-Ye, heading down to Cornwall for surfing!

William

Owner Acquisition Specialist/Onboarding Specialist

William

Owner Acquisition Specialist/Onboarding Specialist

Team – Onboarding Team

Located In – Stratford-upon-Avon

 

What Do You Do At Quirky?

I work along side Ellie finding amazing potential new campervans and handling their onboarding into the Quirky family, ensuring we have a fantastic array of top class campervans for our customers to hire.

Tell Us About Yourself!

Myself and my partner are the proud owner of our own campervan ”Upon-a-van” which we have converted ourselves throughout 2023. Aside from campervans, I am also a big fan of Formula 1, football and I play for my local rugby team.

Fun fact: In 2019 I successfully summited Mount Kilimanjaro, raising over £3000 for charity!

Ellie

Account Manager

Ellie

Account Manager

Team – Enquiries and Onboarding Team

Located In- Currently Perth, Western Australia but usually Galway on the west coast of Ireland

 

What Do You Do At Quirky?

My workdays are split between recruiting new campervans to join the Quirky rental fleet and supporting those owners (and their customers) when they start renting out their campervans.

Tell Us About Yourself!

When I’m not exploring as much as I can of the country in my converted camper blasting Taylor Swift , I’ll be looking for the nearest (and coldest) body of water to swim in.

Rich

Website & Systems Manager

Rich

Website & Systems Manager

Team  – Enquiries

Located In – Harrogate, North Yorkshire

What Do You Do At Quirky? 

I manage the website, maintain internal systems, fix and answer technical queries, implement new IT systems, liaise with IT developers, and action owner payouts.

Tell Us About Yourself! 

My IT and technical expertise combine with a passion for travel and music. I’m the perfectly placed person to answer your tech-related queries. As a keen geographer, I love to be out on the road in my spare time, exploring the UK and Europe in my own self-built campervan.

Shan

Account Manager

Shan

Account Manager

Team – All of them!

Located In – Bristol

What do you do at Quirky?

I look after the Converter Directory, building and maintaining connections with conversion businesses who hand craft beautiful vans like those we have available for hire. I also cover bookkeeping, marketing, managing social media, the odd few days on enquiries and a few other bits and bobs.

Tell us about yourself!

 I have done a lot of travelling during childhood including experiencing the magic of DisneyLand, Florida twice but nothing beats a cosy staycation with my family making memories that include a lot of laughs along the way. I don’t have a campervan just yet but am lucky to have the opportunity to swoon over 100’s of beautiful vans on the daily at Quirky and safe to say I now have enough campervan inspo to eventually have my own perfect home on wheels. I love a good book and if the weather allows I also like to spend time in the forest spotting squirrels and counting the ducks in the stream with my daughter.

Sherel

Customer Support & Owner Champion

Sherel

Customer Support & Owner Champion

Team – Enquiries

Located In – West Yorkshire 

 

What do you do at Quirky?

I work in the enquiries team and am always ready to assist you with a smile by phone, live chat or email. Committed to finding the perfect campervan for your Quirky adventure.

Tell us about yourself!

I have a caravan in Scotland, I love nature, foraging, preserving and winemaking. In September I walked 32km to raise money and awareness of TEMWA UK.
Quirky Campers campervan hire team

Our story

Quirky Campers is a family business run by husband and wife team David and Lindsay. They set it up in 2010 as a means to rent their own gorgeous campervan, Bella, while they lived in Kenya for six months. Running the rentals remotely, they were amazed at how much interest the lovely Bella got.

On their return they slowly started to build the business alongside self-building their own family home in Bristol. It was when they found out that their son was going to be joined by twin sisters that they decided to quit the day jobs and devote themselves to Quirky ‘full time’ (read – between feeds, nappy changes, piles of washing etc).

After many years of running the business as a duo, they expanded the team to include a host of exceptionally talented individuals, many of whom work from their van-homes.

David and Lindsay believe passionately in supporting UK craftsmanship and a balanced family life, two things Quirky Campers has helped them achieve for themselves, their team and their owners over the years that they’ve been running the business.

What we believe

Holidays at home

Let us just say this: holidays don’t need to be foreign. They also don’t need to be stressful, logistical nightmares involving 100ml toiletry planning and two-day jetlag. Our quirky campers are here to help you discover the joy, delight and (if you want it) wild adventure of a holiday closer to home. Our vans may not be no-carbon, but compared to a long haul flight they’re practically saintly.

Doing the right thing

For us, good business means looking after our people, our communities and our planet. All of our van fit-outs make use of natural and reclaimed materials, come stocked with eco cleaning products and the vast majority use solar power for their internal electrics. We’re proud to balance every mile driven in a Quirky camper with Temwa.

We give 10% of our profits to charity.

Adventures for everyone 

We passionately believe that adventure shouldn’t just be for the few; for the young, footloose or optimally mobile. Our campers of all shapes and sizes have enabled families with young children, the more mature and those living with illness or disabilities to explore the British countryside, attend festivals or go to a really important event.

The world of campervanning needs to become a more inclusive space and we aim to support this process through Diversify Vanlife UK; an Instagram platform, offline community and tent at our festival Camp Quirky.

Our owners

Our campervan owners are the heart and soul of our business. It’s thanks to their dedication and creativity that the likes of Sylvester and Saffiyah even exist let alone form part of our delightfully quirky collection. You can read some of their conversion stories here.

Our growing community of owners are spread across the UK and are as diverse as the vans they rent: from circus performers, to engineers, photographers to university professors, professional craftspeople and stay at home parents. What they all share is a passion for handcrafted campers, a love of adventure and a desire to share their pride and joy with the world when it’s not in use. We work closely with our owners to make it an enjoyable process for them and our customers. You can find out more about hiring through Quirky Campers here.

We’re proud that Quirky Campers helps our people earn an income from their beautiful vehicles, at the same time as opening up a world of handcrafted glamping delight to our happy campers who rent them – not to mention facilitating 100’s of interactions between some of the loveliest people we’ve ever met.

What can we say, it’s the sharing economy meets amazing road trip. Wait, is that a film?