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About Quirky Campers

Quirky Campers offers handcrafted campervan rentals across the UK. We act as an agent for a collection of friendly and likeminded campervan owners, each with a unique and beautiful vehicle they have lovingly created and want to share with the world.

We require all those listing with us to maintain high standards of craftsmanship, cleanliness and sheer delightfulness. Think carved wooden cabinets, log burners, inviting double beds, cots for kids and fully kitted out mini kitchens. So whether you’re planning a no screens family adventure, some distraction-free couple time or a bit of luxurious festival madness, we’ve got it covered. All that’s left for you to worry about is how do you possibly choose?

Oh and by the way, you won’t find a collection of campervan rentals like ours anywhere else in the UK.

Quirky Campers campervan hire team

Our story

Quirky Campers is a family business run by husband and wife team David and Lindsay. They set it up in 2010 as a means to rent their own gorgeous campervan, Bella, while they volunteered in Kenya for six months. Running the rentals from Africa, they were amazed at how much interest the lovely Bella got.

On their return they slowly started to build the business alongside self-building their own family home in Bristol. So whenever you’ve called Quirky Campers and David has said he “wasn’t at his desk”, it’s probably because he was balancing on the top of some scaffolding, writing your email address on the nearest plank of wood.

After many years of running the business as a duo, they expanded the team of Directors to three with the addition of neighbour and owner of Maya and Saul, Jamie. The wonderful Caroline manages partnerships and keeps an eye on our SEO and a talented bunch of people help out with admin, clever booking systems, website and making everything look pretty.

David, Lindsay and Jamie believe passionately in supporting UK craftsmanship and a balanced family life, two things Quirky Campers has helped them achieve for themselves, their team and their owners over the seven years that they’ve been running the business.

What we believe

Holidays at home

Let us just say this: holidays don’t need to be foreign. They also don’t need to be stressful, logistical nightmares involving 100ml toiletry planning and two-day jetlag. Our quirky campers are here to help you discover the joy, delight and (if you want it) wild adventure of a holiday closer to home. Our vans may not be no-carbon, but compared to a long haul flight they’re practically saintly.

Doing the right thing

For us, good business means looking after our people, our communities and our planet. All of our van fit-outs make heavy use of natural and reclaimed materials, come stocked with eco cleaning products (including our gorgeous handmade soaps) and many have solar panels or run on biodiesel. You can choose to offset your Quirky Campers holiday, and we’ll pass on your donation to Practical Action Climate Change Adaption Projects. We also give 10% of our profits to charity.

Adventures for everyone 

We passionately believe that adventure shouldn’t just be for the few; for the young, footloose or optimally mobile. Our campers of all shapes and sizes have enabled families with young children, the more mature and those living with illness or disabilities to explore the British countryside, attend festivals or attend a really important event. In fact, we offer a 10% discount to all those living with chronic illness or disabilities.

Our owners

Our campervan owners are the heart and soul of our business. It’s thanks to their dedication and creativity that the likes of Sylvester, Asha and Saffiyah even exist let alone form part of our delightfully quirky collection. You can read some of their conversion stories here.

Our growing community of owners are spread across the UK and are as diverse as the vans they rent: from circus performers, to engineers, photographers to university professors, professional craftspeople and stay at home parents. What they all share is a passion for handcrafted campers, a love of adventure and a desire to share their pride and joy with the world when it’s not in use. We work closely with our owners to make it an enjoyable process for them and our customers. You can find out more about hiring through Quirky Campers here.

We’re proud that Quirky Campers helps our people earn an income from their beautiful vehicles, at the same time as opening up a world of handcrafted glamping delight to our happy campers who rent them – not to mention facilitating 100’s of interactions between some of the loveliest people we’ve ever met.

What can we say, it’s the sharing economy meets amazing road trip. Wait, is that a film?