Getting around and seeing the sights of Mother Nature – whether you are a family, couple, lone traveller or retirees on a mission – has got that much more fun, adventurous and eco-friendly even thanks to Quirky Campers, who offer handcrafted campervan rentals across the UK.
Campervan holidays in general give holidaymakers the freedom to experience and live amongst nature in the moment. Quirky Campers take it one step further by offering stays in campervans that go some way to being eco-friendly.
Quirky Campers are a collective of camper van owners based across the UK offering an opportunity for holidaymakers to experience their campervan digs, many of which are decked-out with natural and reclaimed materials, come stocked with eco-friendly cleaning products and some even have solar panels and run on biodiesel.
Quirky Campers – which is the brainchild of Bristol-based husband and wife team, David and Lindsay Ffrench, say: “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 wild adventure of a holiday closer to home, supporting our local communities and protecting our fragile environment. Our vans may not be no-carbon, but compared to a long haul flight they’re practically saintly.”
Quirky Campers have a network of campervans available to hire and pick-up in Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, London, Wales, West Midlands, Somerset and Liverpool.
Maya, a campervan whose owners are based in Bristol, is an eco-conscious traveller’s dream vehicle. The yellow campervan has been converted with 75% reused and recycled materials, has solar panels and will run on biodiesel.
Modern solid ash panelling features throughout the interiors of Maya, and an oak kitchenette includes a full-size cooker with oven and fridge. A decent-sized bed, large enough for three people is fitted into the campervan. There’s also an integrated sound system for all those music lovers who wanna pump up the tunes out back.
For a family seeking a vacation in West Wales’ Brecon Beacons and an exploration of the country’s stunning coastline, Luna is an ideal vehicle to make that move. Converted with reclaimed cedar, maple and oak and with enough room for a family of five, Luna is dubbed the “cottage on wheels”. Featuring quaint detailing, including a little porthole window, a lot of love has gone into crafting the homely interiors of Luna as is evident.
Quirky Campers also serve as ideal holiday homes for holidaymakers to the UK from abroad, who want a homely set up and can move around as they please. The family-run business also donate 10% of their profits to charity.
All pictures: © Quirky Campers
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer specialising in sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com