Elvira is a van for adventurers and free spirits. There’s so much to explore in her – the big, wide world of course, but also her fun, one-of-a-kind interior. She’s been hand-converted super creatively, with a myriad of reclaimed bits and bobs: just flick through the photos to see all the magic touches and theatrical flourishes. You’ll make your meals on a vintage enamel stove; drink from metal wine goblets; and brush your teeth in a copper sink that used to be a preserving pan.
There's lots of storage space (including a cutlery drawer made from an antique shop till!), three belted seats and a bed for two. The bed folds away to give oodles of space in daytime so you can draw, make music, pull on your hiking boots, get your festival gladrags on – whatever takes your fancy.
In the evening, pull the velvet curtains, relax onto the sumptuous cushions, and keep warm with the gorgeous woodburner. There’s room for one or two people to stretch out, or for many more to sit and socialise. We particularly love the multi-coloured lighting that lets you choose the perfect hue for the atmosphere you want (it can even do stripes!).

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Bristol
  • Size: Roomy
  • 3 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults
  • Foldout double bed
Tow bar
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Low Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £51 £75 £87
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £72 £105 £121
Min hire period 3 3 5

Note: Special pricing and rules apply for periods such as Glastonbury Festival. Click the 'CHECK AVAILABILITY' button for an exact price for any permitted available period.
Bookings of 7 days or more are priced at the lower day rate.

Further Information

  • Make: Mercedes
  • Model: Sprinter
  • Registration: this is emailed when you book
  • Engine: 2.1 litre Diesel, 5 speed Manual gearbox.
  • Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
  • Maximum Speed: 70mph
  • Size: 6m (l) x 2m (w) x 2.75m (h)
  • Weight: 3500kg
  • Belted seats: 3


3 front facing seats including drivers seat.

Conversion Story

Elvira was born to a Hungarian teacher with a family history of artisans; embroiders, tailors and painters. Much of her wood work has been salvaged from reclamation yards or found on the streets of Bristol. Her copper sink started life as a jam making pot, her cutlery drawer was an antique till, her shelving a wooden crate and her steel was found leaning against a derelict house. Most of her brass features are from barge and marine outlets which give the interior a boaty feel. She began life in a snowy field in shropshire, then was later upholstered lovingly by her talented brother and refined during the winter nights by her owner after a long day teaching. Elvira's luxurious fabrics give her a very cosy but theatrical feel with red velvet curtains and ambient lighting. Her details include brass galley pump, mirror and small cupboard for contact lense wearers, cosy wood burning stove as well as a choice of colours from the ambient strip light that varies from deep blue to red or green stripes.

Sleeping & Seating

Elvira has a Foldout double bed which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 5 people inside Elvira and there are 2 portable seats included in the hire for use outside.


There is a Woodburner to warm you up on colder days.

Kitchen facilities

  • two gas hobs for cooking
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Sink
  • Water Tank
  • Fridge: none

Cooking Equipment

2 x saucepans.
1 x large frying pan
2 x oven dishes.
1 x chopping board and bread knife,
1 x bottle opener,
2 x enamel cups
2 copper drinking cups
2 x wooden bowls
2 x enamel bowls
3 x Enamel plates
3x Knives, forks, spoons, tea spoons,
1 x wooden spoon
2 x metal wine goblets1
1 x cheese grater,
3 x sharp knives,
1 x table cloth
1x tea towel
1x La creuset kettle
1 x coffee plunger

Fireside equipment:
Tongs and poker for woodburner.

Fire extinguisher ABC
Fireblanket for pan fires

Pack of cards
wooden chess set
Easy lay bag

Water is provided by: 20L portable container with brass galley pump

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • Leisure Battery
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

The stereo runs off leisure battery with speakers in front and rear. Can play CDs or line in from mobile phone. Mini jack cable provided.


There is a large storage space under bed and over the cab. Cupboards along walls and under kitchen area and additional storage for wood and muddy boots under seat.

Other Items

Can provide an acoustic guitar or ukulele as an extra

Where is Elvira?

Elvira lives outside my house in Easton in Bristol. We are about 10 mins walk from Lawrence Hill Station or half an hour from Bristol Temple Mead (Main Station). Get in touch to enquire about the cost of being collected.
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Elvira is usually parked.

Please note parking is provided at your own risk

For the full glamping experience the following extras are available to add to your booking when you make final payment.

Option Price
Bedding for 2 £12
Towels (2 large fluffy ones) £8
Classical Guitar £15

There is a tick box for each of the above on the booking form. Prices are per booking unless otherwise stated. All extras are subject to availability.

You will also be able to support Quirky Campers' ethical goals by making a donation to climate change prevention and mitigation projects - we suggest £2.50 per 100 miles. See our about us page for more details.

Annual Cover:

Elvira has comprehensive insurance specifically for hiring of campervans that covers drivers which meet the following citeria:

Ages: between 23 and  75 years young
Nationality*: UK or EU driver’s licenses
Length held: Minimum 2 years
Points*: Up to two minor offenses in the past 5 years is OK (no more than 6 points)
Claims*: No more than 1 claim in the past 5 years

*NOTE: These items are flexible but the campervan owner will need to refer the driver's details to the insurer and may require some additional information. 

International Drivers from most countries can be covered but the excess is likely to be higher. USA, CA, NZ or AU have always been a yes and often with the standard excess.

The full booking form will ask for all the relevant details but feel free to drop us an email if you have any questions. There is an excess of between £500 and £1000 in the event of any damage to the vehicle. This amount is set by the insurer and is dependant on driver age, convictions, claims and country of issue (for a UK driver with a clean license it will be £500).

Full breakdown cover is also included – details are in the Campervan.

  • Take to Festivals: Yes
  • Smoking Policy: No Smoking, please.
  • European Travel: Permitted
  • London Low Emission Zone: Compliant

Travelling with Children

Elvira is suitable for travelling with children.

Pet Policy

We have a ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ policy with pets. In other words we’re happy for you to take your dog as long as you bring it back in a condition that we never would have known!

European Travel

Yes you can take Elvira across the water but there will be an additional charge to cover EU insurance and EU breakdown. This will vary but we expect it to be around £70 per week.
Get in touch for a quote.

Price Seasons

From To Price
01/11/2016 21/12/2016 LOW
22/12/2016 04/01/2017 MID
05/01/2017 08/02/2017 LOW
09/02/2017 16/02/2017 MID
17/02/2017 31/03/2017 LOW
01/04/2017 31/05/2017 MID
01/06/2017 16/06/2017 HIGH
17/06/2017 26/06/2017 SPECIAL
27/06/2017 31/08/2017 HIGH
01/09/2017 31/10/2017 MID
01/11/2017 20/12/2017 LOW
21/12/2017 03/01/2018 MID

Note: Dates subject to change without warning