It’s been a year since we had our Blue van (Bluvie) converted into a campervan and I wanted to share with you some of the before and after photographs of our beautifully crafted home on wheels.
After searching and searching for the ‘perfect’ campervan on the Internet, I realised that I would need to convert my own van to get the campervan of my dreams. I came across Joe the Campervan Craftsman through Ebay where he was selling his newly converted campervan. I fell in love with his VW conversion and knew he was the man for the job. I spent months researching and looking into different vans, and once I finally found the one, I booked Bluvie in with Joe and he set to work over 2 months converting it to the beautiful van it is today.
Bluvie is a Vauxhall Movano, medium wheel base van which we picked up from a dealership in Eastbourne, U.K.
It’s kind of strange to think Bluvie used to be a workman’s van transporting wheelchair mobility equipment around and now it’s our home on wheels.
I love the fact that we not only gave Bluvie a new lease of life, but it also gave us a new lease of life as well. My life and mindset has changed so drastically since embarking on this van life journey. I feel like it gives me so much more freedom to explore my dreams and all within the creature comforts of a home. It’s been the best thing we’ve ever done and even though it’s not been the cheapest or at times the easiest option, it’s so worth it.
Opening those back doors to an ocean or mountain view is what it’s all about. Living simply and enjoying every second of it… I wouldn’t want it any other way.
After the conversion was finished, we headed straight to Spain and Portugal for two months where Luke and I celebrated our 30th birthdays. It was an incredible experience, and for those who follow me on Instagram would have seen our photos along the way.
And now a year later, we will be doing the same thing except we’ll be traveling around Europe for a whole year and we can’t wait.
It’s been one amazing adventure and I’m so excited for what our second year of van life will bring.
A big thank you to our friend and campervan craftsman Joe, who is now living the dream in New Zealand converting campervans. We are so thankful he was able to build our dream van before moving away.
Here is a link to his Instagram page to check out his other wonderful creations: https://www.instagram.com/campervancraftsman/
Another shout out and thank you to our friend Rob Allsopp who did an excellent job with fitting our electricity and solar set up. It’s been amazing to be able to charge up our laptops, camera gear, mobile phones and be completely self sufficient wherever we go.
Here’s a link to his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robert.allsopp.7
Happy 1 year Vanniversary to us! Europe here we come!!