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Welsh Couple Transforms Old Vans into Rustic Campers with Wood Interiors

Posted By Mark Boyer On February 28, 2013 @ 11:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,Tiny Homes | 1 Comment



Rustic Camper, Bill Goddard, Becky Goddard, retrofitted van, camper van [4]

The Goddards are based in the Welsh border town of Presteigne [5], where Bill works as a tree surgeon and carpenter. Bill uses locally sourced wood, and he tries to allow the wooden interiors to retain the natural beauty and form of his materials. “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, meanwhile, is the co-founder of the recycling textiles [6] business ‘Pretty Rubbish,’ and she uses her experience working with fabric to design and create the upholstery featured in their 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 of the campervans the Goddards produce is unique, and they work directly with clients to customize them. And despite their rustic appearance, the campers contain modern, 21st-century amenities, like solar-powered electrical systems, a stove, running water, and even a hot shower.

+ Rustic Campers [3]

All photos © Rustic Campers


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[5] Presteigne: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presteigne

[6] recycling textiles: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials

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