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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 how do you possibly choose?

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/CEO

Lindsay

Co-Founder/CEO

Lindsay is our co-founder, CEO 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. She 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/CFO/Technical Director

David

Co-Founder/CFO/Technical Director

David is the other half of the co-founder team. He keeps operations running smoothly, and with a background in environmental engineering and carpentry, and having helped hundreds of people through their conversion process, he has a wealth of knowledge on how to build a safe, functional and beautiful campervan.
Lindsay and David split work and family 50/50 so when he’s not at work, you’ll mostly find him hanging out with their 3 smalls.

Caroline

Marketing Manager

Caroline

Marketing Manager

Seen one of our awesome competitions? Caroline has organised it. Caroline also gets media trips arranged for our Quirky Campers and keeps an eye on the website’s SEO – making sure our content is user friendly and optimised for web. 

Linzi

Social Media Manager

Linzi

Social Media Manager

If you’ve commented on one of our posts on social media, it’s more than likely you’re speaking to (the other) Linzi! Linzi is responsible for content across all of our social media platforms and staying connected with the Quirky community. Linzi self-converted her own camper (Stevie) back in 2018 and has been living the vanlife ever since, having spent time exploring Europe and the majority of the UK.  

Claire

Enquiries Manager

Claire

Enquiries Manager

If you call the enquiries line during the week you’ll probably get through to Claire. Eager to help with your enquiry, she’ll promise to find you the perfect campervan for your trip, whether it’s a few nights in Wales or a 3 month long European adventure.

Laura

Head of Onboarding and Retention

Laura

Head of Onboarding and Retention

Laura is in charge of recruiting beautiful new quirky campervans to the fleet. She guides our new owners listing their vans and can also offer technical advice to any who need it during the conversion process. She is also responsible looking after our current owners and for maintaining and developing the converter directory.

Laura is a full time van lifer and has a great deal of experience in both commissioning campervan builds for hire and also converting her own campervan to live in. In her spare time she will be found out rock climbing or hiking in the mountains.

Lauren

Marketing Assistant

Lauren

Marketing Assistant

Lauren is our in-house word wizard. She will be combining her writing skills and love of campervans, to bring you engaging and relevant content, throughout the Quirky Campers website. Lauren currently lives full-time in her own camper (Big Blue), travelling the UK with her boyfriend and two dogs.

Ellie

Customer Support Assistant

Ellie

Customer Support Assistant

Ellie is on board to answer any of your camper related queries via phone or email. She describes herself as a van life newbie and is currently converting her own van with her dad. Her years of customer service experience, combined with all that she has learnt throughout lockdown on her own conversion makes Ellie the perfect person to answer your questions.

Rich

Technical Customer Support

Rich

Technical Customer Support

Rich the tech guru is here to solve all your technical needs! His IT experience combined with a passion for travel and adventure means he is perfectly placed to answer your tech related queries. As a keen geographer in his spare time, Rich loves to be out on the road exploring the UK and Europe in his own newly-converted campervan.

Lucy Gough

Customer Service Assistant

Lucy Gough

Customer Service Assistant

Lucy is on hand to answer any of your queries, usually via live chat and email. With previous customer service experience and her love of helping people, Lucy is a fantastic addition to the Quirky team. Away from her laptop, Lucy travels full time, with her boyfriend, and pup Ivar.

Shan Reeves

PA to CEO/Admin Assistant

Shan Reeves

PA to CEO/Admin Assistant

Shan also known as the organisation guru, has joined the Quirky team to help the CEO achieve their objectives, whilst also assisting the team with admin focused tasks. Her problem solving skills and love of helping others, makes her a valuable member of the quirky family. In her spare time, Shan enjoys exploring new place in the great outdoors with her daughter.

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 heavy use of natural and reclaimed materials, come stocked with eco cleaning products (including our gorgeous handmade soaps) and many have solar panels or run on biodiesel. We’re proud to offset every mile driven in a Quirky camper through Ecologi. Check out our virtual forest via here, where you can also see the CO2 offset. We also 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 attend a really important event.

The world of campervanning needs to become a more inclusive space and we look forward to launching the #DiversifyUKVanlife campaign soon.

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?