Homesmith Campers provides bespoke conversions designed for your own personal adventure. A complete service that takes your vanlife dreams and turns them into a reality.
Homesmith Campers evolved from a year-long adventure traveling America and Canada in a self converted van. Learning what works (and what doesn’t!) when living full time on the road as a family of four.
With years of experience in property development and a passion for travel and small scale off-grid living, Homesmith Campers gives you the opportunity to own a campervan that is as individual as you are.
As a retired RAF Officer, attention to detail and adventure is at the heart of everything I do. Now a qualified carpenter and electrical installer, I utilise all these skills to give unique solutions to a client’s needs. With a focus on upcycled materials and off-grid capabilities, Homesmith Campers gives you a one of a kind home on wheels.
∗∗∗∗∗ We worked with James to convert our Citroen Relay into an off grid adventure camper for mountain bike and hiking trips. From a vague Pinterest Board, a budget and some rough measurements James was able to guide us through loads of options and decisions that without his real experience of living in his van would have been really difficult for us. Once we had settled on a plan we had regular chats about options and had just the right amount of input without feeling like we had to choose every detail. Communication was great throughout the build and we especially looked forward to Friday night photos! We are so pleased with the final result. James hit every part of our brief and his suggestions for changes or alterations have all turned out to be correct. Overall we could not recommend the service, communication or final build highly enough. We feel our van is exactly the style and function we wanted but combined with James’s experience of living in and working on other vans. We would certainly use him again but we love our van so much we can’t imagine needing another! – Micheala & George (Citroen Relay July 2021)
∗∗∗∗∗ When we decided that we wanted a motor home, very early on we realised we didn’t want one the same as everyone else. Through Quirky campers we found James and after meeting him and Sarah, seeing the passion he has for his work, took the plunge. And we are so very glad we did. After giving James the van he very quickly worked his magic and produced a wonderful ‘home from home’ motor home. From start to finish he was a truly fantastic professional. As the 2nd lock down was happening, we couldn’t visit. But James kept us updated with photos and calls. We were able to talk about what we wanted, finer details and James made recommendations and suggestions and came up with some super ideas. It was a true ‘partnership’ We are so glad we took Sandy to James and Sarah, it’s been a truly exciting journey. Thank you so much James.” – Julie & Chris (Ford Transit – April 2021)
∗∗∗∗∗ We are so delighted by the van James at Homesmith Campers has fitted out for us and really enjoyed the process. James fitted out our 2017 Peugeot Boxer changing the seating configuration, adding 4 windows and extractor fan, installing water heater, internal and external shower, composting loo, gas oven and hob, 12v and 240v electrics powered by solar and alternator, and awesome ply and formica furniture including foldout double and single beds. Despite delivering this during the pandemic, which meant we couldn’t visit during the build, we were kept up to date with regular photos, calls and texts to check in on details where useful. James was super accommodating and helped loads with selecting the right fittings etc. Would highly recommend James and homesmith campers.” – Will & Anna (Peugeot Boxer – Feb 2021)
∗∗∗∗∗ We would highly recommend James and Homesmith Campers. Not just for their high quality of work and attention to detail, but also for their enthusiasm and willingness to get involved with the vision! Thanks!” – Graham & Liz (Ford Luton – Oct 2020)