Find your adventure
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.
Live it. Love it. Build it.
Real-world vanlife experience woven into every conversion.
"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
"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
"I would firstly like to say a huge thank you to James & Sarah for the work they have done in converting our VW Crafter panel van into the fantastic Camper Van Stan! The end result is better than we had imagined and we are so looking forward to many adventures and travels with Stan.
We had meetings with a number of converters and the stand out qualities that helped us decide on Homesmith Campers were the very personal involvement of James & Sarah, from the beginning they understood that the conversion was very personal to us and they also made it personal to them. During the planning discussions James & Sarah were always happy to listen to our requests, regardless of how unusual they were, to embrace the challenges and work on solutions, a real can do approach to the whole build.
The communication throughout the build was easy, prompt and always helpful, it appeared there was never a wrong time to contact them and no questions or requests were too difficult to deal with.
The workmanship in our conversion is excellent, the guidance and advice on equipment and appliances has been invaluable and reassuring. The result is a very bespoke and unique camper van providing us with everything we were looking for and requested.
You may wonder if it was a cheap conversion, well no it wasn't but it is most definitely great value for money and we are delighted with our decision to work with James & Sarah at 'Homesmith Campers'"
- Alan & Claire
“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
"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
"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
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
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
"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
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“Not all those who wander are lost.”