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The Homesmith Story

Born out of a passion for adventure, Homesmith Campers is the evolution of full-time vanlife, property development and military precision.  

 

What Makes Homesmith Special

Design to Completion

Design, collaboration, creation.


Complete off-grid, bespoke conversions that are as individual as you are.

Attention to Detail

A place for everything and everything in its place.

Years of experience in planning adventures where kit organisation and attention to detail is critical at every step.

Vanlife Experience

Live it.  Love it.  Build it.

 

Real-world vanlife experience woven into every conversion.

 

Mercedes Sprinter MWB

Off-grid

Gas free

2 berth

Fully insulated

Roof deck

Bike garage

Induction hob

Outdoor shower

On demand cabin & water diesel heater

Solar power

Lithium Power

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Mercedes Sprinter MWB

Off-grid

Gas free

2 berth

Fully insulated

Bike garage

Induction hob

Outdoor shower

Hybrid cabin & water heater

Solar power

Lithium Power

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VW Crafter LWB

Off-grid

Gas free

2 berth

Fully insulated

Ninja Oven

Induction Hob

Indoor & outdoor shower

Cassette toilet

Diesel cabin & water heater

Solar power

Lithium Powered

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Fiat Ducato LWB

Off-grid

3 berth

Fully insulated

Oven & Hob

Indoor & outdoor shower

Cassette toilet

Combined cabin & water LPG heater

Solar power

Lithium Powered

LPG underslung tank

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Citreon Relay LWB

Off-grid

2 berth

Fully insulated

Roof deck

Bike garage

Dog den

Hob

Indoor & outdoor shower

Cassette toilet

Combined cabin & water LPG heater

Solar power

Lithium Powered

LPG underslung tank

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Peugeot Boxer SWB

Off-grid

2 berth

Fully insulated

Oven & hob

Cassette toilet

LPG water heater

Solar power

Lithium powered

LPG underslung tank

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Ford Transit MWB

Off-grid

2 berth

Fully insulated

Oven & hob

Outdoor shower

Cassette toilet

Combined cabin & water diesel heater

Solar power

LPG underslung tank

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Mercedes Sprinter LWB

Off-grid

4 berth

Fully insulated

Oven & hob

Toilet

Solar power

LPG underslung tank

Diesel heater

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Honeycomb

Peugeot Boxer LWB

Off-grid

4 berth

Fully insulated

Oven & hob

Shower indoor & outdoor

Compost toilet

Hot water LPG boiler

Underslung water tanks

Solar power

LPG underslung tank

Diesel heater

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Colin

Ford Transit Luton

Box body

Off-grid

6 berth

Fully insulated

Oven & hob

Outdoor shower

Compost toilet

Hot water LPG boiler

Underslung water tanks

Solar power

LPG underslung tank

Wood burner

Raised deck

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GMC Savana 

4 berth

Stealth

Outdoor kitchen

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Testimonials

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*****

"We quickly knew we wanted to work with James. His cornucopic workshop and immaculate office reflected the evident style, craftsmanship and orderliness of another conversion underway when we came to visit. His and Sarah’s personal experience of van dwelling and
general adventuring, along with obvious expertise and a passion for what they do – not to mention friendliness – were immediately clear.
Having had a notion that I’d do the conversion work myself, I’m now glad that I didn’t. The build quality and attention to detail that James has achieved is extraordinary. It’s an entirely bespoke build, although he struck the perfect balance between discussing, advising and consulting, with just getting on with it. This allowed us to shape the things that were important to us, but to not be involved in the routine technicalities that would have tied me in knots had I attempted the build myself.
As others have mentioned, pricing is transparent and straightforward. And with James’ trade network, components and materials were often sourced at discount. At any time, progress could be seen and budgets checked against a live critical path – although such was communication throughout that we were never anything other than well informed. Unsurprisingly, the work completed exactly on budget and ahead of time.
We’ve now had the finished van for almost a month and been away on several short trips. We’re still discovering little points of detail that we marvel over, but more generally are just delighted with the experience of working with James and Sarah, and to now own such a functional, technically accomplished and beautiful van.
If you’re searching for a campervan conversion company owned by people with integrity and passion, producing work of the highest quality, then look no further than Homesmith".

 

- Tommy & Rachael

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*****

"If you’re planning your dream camper then I can recommend Homesmith without reservation. James has been a total pleasure to work with from start to finish which has made the entire experience massively fulfilling, stress free and great fun. His open and easy communication throughout the build has been hugely appreciated as well as his can do attitude - always open to suggestions and happy to work with you to find the best solution. The result - everything delivered with meticulous planning, clear scheduling and transparent costs. What a total joy.

My finished van is utterly wonderful, beautifully lit interiors, thoughtful attention to detail, practical application, lovely craftsmanship and everything in its place.

It’s a big important decision if you’re serious about building the van of your dreams, but I can tell you wholeheartedly that you’re in super safe hands with James. Without doubt his business is going to fly.

Wishing you every best wish for the future."

- Rachel and Pete

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*****

“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

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*****

"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

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*****

"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

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*****

We gave James a tough brief with Pip; we asked him to base his design on our current, 26 year old van, which we wanted to replace with a new Peugeot Boxer. But right from his very prompt response to our initial enquiry, James’s enthusiasm, knowledge and “can-do” attitude shone through and we knew we’d got the right man for our project.

In the run-up to the start of our build, James very patiently guided us through the various options and spent a long time finding ingenious ways to give us the layout and features that we wanted.

Our new van is the smallest Homesmith to date, and we are delighted with it. The workmanship is outstanding. We would thoroughly recommend James and Sarah to anyone who wants a campervan that is individual as well as stylish.

Homesmith have been a joy to work with.

- Rod & Di

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*****

Having looked around for a converter for our Fiat Ducato for some time and not quite finding anyone we were comfortable with, we had a call with James and were reassured straight away by his easy going, honest and approachable manner.  As this is our first campervan we were hoping for advice along the way on options we should and shouldn’t consider and we weren’t disappointed. Throughout the build James gave great advice based on his previous wealth of experience.

We agreed a timeframe and he came in as planned in fact slightly ahead. We also agreed his costs upfront and again came in as planned. A detailed cost breakdown was provided and updated throughout the project. Very clear and transparent process.  Plenty of discussion as we needed along the way and always easy to contact. Regular photos as the work progressed and was always positive to act on our feedback.  The end result was just what we had asked for. We are over the moon with the results.

A pleasure dealing with James and Sarah and would highly recommend. Nice people to do business with.  Thanks again

 

- Kevin &Pauline

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*****

"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!"

 

- George & Michaela

Quirky Campers

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Bristol Life magazine

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“Not all those who wander are lost.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

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