Live Slow Campers

Date Established
Price Range
£17,500 to £32,500
Waiting List

Next available build slot: September 2024


Live Slow Campers is a family business owned and run by Emily and Tom Grainger, with help from our two dogs Dexter and Rudy.

Having previously lived and travelled full time in our campervan Zephyr and now hitting the road for short adventures in between build slots – we have a good understanding of the ins and outs of campervan life for both full time and recreational use.

Our business is located just outside the little Yorkshire village of Sandhutton, in between Ripon and Thirsk with quick and easy access from the A1M.

Live Slow Campers is a small business run with strong ethics and consideration for the environment and how our existence impacts it. Ultimately our aim is for all our builds to start their lives in the best and greenest way possible, therefore each new build receives a carbon footprint calculation which allows us to monitor our impact and provide insight for our customers.


We offer a dedicated and bespoke service to every customer, we only book 3 conversion slots each year so there is plenty of time to ensure we realise your dream camper and complete it to the highest standard. We also set aside time to work with self builders on their projects as it allows us to touch base with current van-lifers and check out new and interesting designs.

Each build is made to order and we offer a good range of flexibility in the design, layout and choice of features. Our standard specification can be tweaked to either ‘off grid’, ‘campsite’ or ‘crossover’ step up, all are well tested for robust use, include high quality products and offer great value and reliability for years to come.

We specialise in panel van builds, grouping these into SWB (Vauxhall Vivaro), MWB (Renault Master) and LWB (Mercedes Sprinter). We also have experience working in the micro camper market and offer this as a build option too.

Over the last 3 years we have built a strong supplier base which covers the main manufacturers in the leisure industry but more importantly includes specialist local suppliers that offer creative and unique solutions that are better suited to the vanlife and off grid camper market. Key brands we work with include Victron, Truma, LG, Inlander, S&T, Dometic, Thule, Gas It, Vitrifrigo, KS Energy and Thetford.


Although we do not offer a standard model build, here is a breakdown of the minimum features we include in each build.


Full kitchen system with auto lock drawers and choice of colours and styles
Solid wood or laminate worktop
Integrated oven* and hob with 12v ignition
12v fridge freezer
Wide range of sink and tap combinations (hot and cold) Choice of backsplash including tiled options
Additional storage with creative space saving designs
Multi level led lighting system with 2 way and remote switch options
*Not available on SWB or micro builds

Living/Bed Area

Appropriate seating depending on berth and layout of build
High strength fabric with large range of colours
Positional table system
Storage for clothes and additional luggage
Multi level led lighting system with 2 way and remote switch options
2.1 bluetooth speaker system
Conveniently 12v usb and 240v sockets
Various fixed and convertible bed options
Memory foam mattress with choice of firmness or integrated foam cushions


Fixed shower* room as standard in LWB models inc mixer shower, wash basin and roof vent
Choice of chemical or composting toilet system (included in all models)
Hot air vent for clothes drying
Multi level led lighting
External shower point with mixer shower head
*Not available on SWB, MWB or micro builds

Windows and Vents

Top Hinged Cassette Windows with Black out Blinds and Fly Net Screens
Maxxair maxxfan deluxe roof fan with remote
Dometic mini heki roof light
(The number and locations of windows and vents will be dependant on camper size and layout)


High wattage solar panel by LG or similar(rigid or flexible)
Lithium leisure battery bank
Victron managed smart 12v/240v electric system
Vehicle Split charge system
4/5g antenna with internal wifi

Water and heat

12v/Gas heating and hot water system
Fresh water and waste water tanks – winterised as standard
Electronic water level gauge
3 stage water filter system (sediment, carbon and chlorine)

Gas system

Chassis mounted gas tank
Remote isolation switch and gas level indicator
LPG leak sensor


3 stage insulation system using recycled low impact materials
Vapour barrier and ventilation points

Safety Pack

Combi carbon monoxide and smoke alarm Fire extinguisher
Gas safety certificate
Habitation check certificate
Weighbridge certificate

Complimentary Pack 

User manual, pictures and connected device apps
Full wash and valet
Wheel trims if applicable
Exterior TLC


Since we opened in 2019 we have completed 8 camper conversions ranging from LWB full time globetrotters to campsite skipping micro campers alongside a number of bespoke electric, gas and water installations. For more information on our builds, pictures and specifications please visit our website

If you would like more information about our service or would like to request a new quote please get in touch and let the adventure begin.

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