Bill and Becky Goddard from Presteigne, Wales, are the founders of Rustic Campers – a company that creates tiny (rustic) living spaces in back of old vans. The couple use locally-sourced wood to transform the drab interior of the vans into a beautiful homey campers.
Bill Goddard is a tree surgeon and carpenter. He uses his love of wood to create the warm, appealing interiors of the campers. “Because we live and work in the countryside and our lifestyle is such that nature has a very direct influence on what we do,” he explained in a press release. “We mostly use wood throughout the conversions, which we source locally where possible.”
Becky is also the co-founder of a recycling textile company, ‘Pretty Rubbish’, which allows her to draw on her experience in fabric design to create the upholstery found in the campers. “I try to use only natural fabrics where possible for my upholstery, using cotton, wool and recycled fabrics,” explains Becky. “We source local sheepskins and hand woven wool blankets to adorn the interior.”
Each camper van produced by the couple is unique as they work one-on-one with client to produce them. Despite their appearance, each of the campers contain modern amenities including a solar-powered electrical system, stove, running water, and a shower.
Hello Bill & Becky, my name is Elliott and I live in Austin, Texas. I really like your concept of the vans. I am a Big fan of tiny homes and would really like more detail and pics on your ideas. I was wondering if a toilet and shower could be included in the van? I have a 6 yr old daughter who really likes tiny houses as well and we are looking to get started real soon. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I like the concept but still have the same problem as before with lofts, no railing across to stop someone from falling out of the bed and not a fan of the ladder. I lived in the Marshall Islands for 22 years and usually since I had a roommate, we had a loft where each of us had our beds and other similar things in the loft. We climbed stairs and crawled into each of our spaces for the loft and could shut a section to where we had privacy. Below in the room, we had closets for our clothes, a kitchen area and a living area and bathroom and showers which we shared with other people. When I was looking for another room, I saw another room in the same building where I lived where the entire upper area of the room was build into a loft in which a person could walk up stairs and sit down in a chair upstairs. Really nice place but the space for the other roommate was extremely tiny. I really did like it.