Brown Bird and Company

Quirky Approved Converter
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Price Range
£23,100 to £56,200
Waiting List

Next build slot – July 2025. Waiting list available.


About Brown Bird & Co

Full Time Van Lifers 

Hi – we are Laura, Jacqui & James of Brown Bird and Company.  We are professional campervan converters who also live full time in a campervan. We have over 6 years combined experience of living full time time in a campervan so know exactly what you need to have a cosy home on wheels. We keep things simple and highly functional which are built to last whilst also tapping into our previous design jobs to create beautiful campers. 

Collectively, we have spent over 4 years travelling around Europe off grid without the need for campsite for power. All our vans are built with the same spec of equipment as the one we live in so you know you will have a van built for ultimate off grid adventures. 

We have a workshop based near Thirsk in beautiful Yorkshire. We have now have a team of 6 and our large workshop enables us to work on 4-5 builds at a time. 


We currently have five signature layouts:

  • Sully for VW Transporters
  • Scafell for Campers Without Showers
  • Nevis for Campers With Showers (woodburner option)
  • Tryfan for Campers With Showers (woodburner and 3/4 berth option) More details coming soon.
  • Snowdon for 4 Berth Campers

We can adapt these builds to your requirements for example if you wanted the Nevis layout without a shower or a Snowdon 4 berth with a shower. We do have more designs in development too which will be coming soon.

Our campervans are all built for off-grid long term use, using tried and tested materials and equipment that we have used extensively in our own campers. Having lived vanlife for several years now we understand how essential it is to create beautiful and practical spaces that are designed for long term travel. The designs we create we would happily live in our selves so always build with this in mind.

SULLY – VW Transporters

Our goal whilst designing and building a VW Long Wheel Base T6 was to break the mould with transporter conversions and introduce our signature style to a much smaller build, retain all the features of bigger campers and yet still have plenty of space to lounge around in, have plenty of storage and finished with beautifully crafted fixtures and fittings..

So we created a campervan with a large L-shaped curved sofa that converts quickly into a double bed, inside there is plenty of storage for bedding. Our Sully design has a large practical kitchen with our iconic live edge oak worktop that is only 20cm smaller than our medium and long campervan kitchens! So plenty of practical storage, a hob, sink, 30 ltr of fresh water and even a hidden drawer to maximise the space. She has a tri-fold pop-top so you can stand upright throughout the campervan. We took great care to create her oak ceiling replacing factory fit components with brass. She has handmade copper lights and down lights throughout which produce a lovely warm light.

The build also features a unique curved wall, you’ll often find carpet and down lights in pop-top builds we wanted Sully to feel exactly like our bigger models so we maximised the wall space and created a curved wall with a custom pattern carved into the wood that is also on the door cards too.

Full specification and example photos here.

SCAFELL – MWB/LWB Vans without a Shower 

Scafell was our original Long Wheel Base campervan built in 2017. After extensive travel around Europe on our return we started our conversion business and began building several versions of the Scafell build. The layout works really well in both Medium and Long Wheel Base campervans. Achieving a balance of space, comfort, practical features and beautiful fixtures and finishes. It features a highly function L-shaped kitchen accros the bulkhead (with an escape hatch to the cab), a double fixed bed at the back (width or length ways to suit different heights) and bench seating for 4 in-between.

Having lived many years in campervans we understand how essential it is to create beautiful and practical spaces. The designs we create we would happily live in our selves. We love the original design so much having built three of our own campers to live in based on this layout.

Full specification and example photos here.

SNOWDON – 4 Berth vans 

Our 4 berth campervan options are available in a couple of different layouts and very much depend on the size of the vehicle provided. Wider vehicles enable us to build two double size beds across the campervan. Narrower vehicles eg Mercedes Sprinters would involve pop-tops or extra bunks.

Our goal whilst designing and building a 4 berth was to ensure we had safe forward facing belted seats, large beds, space to move around in and a table area to sit 4 people comfortably.

Having lived many years in campervans we understand how essential it is to create beautiful and practical spaces. The designs we create we would happily live in our selves. Snowdon is no exception even though we do not have children we designed the space around children. Making sure their space was safe, cosy and easily accessible for both children and adults.

Full specification and example photos here.

NEVIS – LWB vans with a Shower

We’ve had our signature layout without a shower for a couple of years now. We were always reluctant to use valuable space for a shower cubicle. Due to customer demand we decided to come up with a new layout that did not compromise on space and still retained our distinctive design style.

Our goal whilst designing and building a Long Wheel Base Campervan with a shower was to create a campervan where the shower disappeared. Our Nevis design achieves this by using the shower to separate the bed and living area. Adding bold colour, patterns and a full length mirror creates the illusion of a much bigger space.

Having lived many years in campervans we understand how essential it is to create beautiful and practical spaces. The designs we create we would happily live in our selves. We love the Nevis design so much we are building our next flagship camper to be similar to the Nevis build.

Full specification and example photos here.


SULLY – VW T6 Long Wheel Base Transporter Conversion: Starts at £22,000 + VAT

SCAFELL – Medium Wheel Base Vans Without a Shower: (e.g. Sprinter/Crafter/Boxer/Ducato etc) : Start at £28,000+VAT

SCAFELL – Long Wheel Base Vans Without a Shower: (e.g. Sprinter/Crafter) Start at £30,000 + VAT

SNOWDON – 4 Berth Vans (e.g. Relay/Boxer/Ducato) Start at £31,000 + VAT

4 Berth Vans With a Shower: coming soon please contact us

NEVIS – Long Wheel Base Vans With a Shower: Start at £34,000 + VAT

These are approximate prices based on standard builds, design considerations, materials and equipment prices fluctuate. Optional upgrades are available on all builds. Please consider when planning your requirements for a build that there are weight limitations that we adhere to and can advise you on this.

From Quirky Campers:

BrownBird & Co are simply amazing! From the beautiful craftswomanship to the crystal clean design, they exceeded expectations. The attention to detail is truly impressive and it’s evident in every aspect of the campervan conversion. We highly recommend BrownBird & C, their campervans are tried and test for both persona use and for hire. Laura and Jac will take your vision and turn it into a reality, all while providing exceptional customer service.

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Conversion Services
Conversion Basics
Poptop roof
Additional belted seats
Campervan Electrics
12v Electrics
USB Sockets
Leisure Battery
Split Charge Relay
Solar Panel(s)
240v Electrics
240v Mains Charger
240v Sign off
Gas Installation
Gas work
LPG tank (underslung)
Gas Appliances
Gas Safe Certificate
Landlords Gas Safe Certificate
Heating Installation
Diesel – eg refleks
Diesel - Air blower
Gas - Air blower
Other heating types
Soft Furnishings
Carpet Lining
Cushion covers
Auto upholstery (seats)
Designed for Hire
Landlords Gas Safe Certificate
Guaranteed Appropriate Payload
240v Electrical Sign off
DVLA Motor Caravan Registration
Electric Conversion Experience
Has experience with converting new electric vehicles.
Has experience with retrofitting classic vehicles.
No experience, but happy to take on an electric conversion.
Other Services
Water System Install
Virtual 3D design
Respray - Single colour
Respray - Artwork