Little Tina

Little Tina started life as a recovery vehicle before being converted by two artists into a home and studio work space. That won’t come as a surprise when you see her stunning copper features and handcrafted ceramic tiles, some of which were made by the artists themselves. They used local and reclaimed materials to build her beautiful and spacious interior.

She is perfect for couples or pairs of friends; with two orthopaedic mattresses that can be used separately or zipped together. However, with her large dining table she’s also ideal for hosting friends for dinner or games late into the evening. Her design is wonderfully simple but beautifully put together, like a work of art. And you will keep discovering creative details like the laser etched doors or the copper window surrounds.

Her current owners fell in love with Little Tina on sight and spent a year making the most of having her all to themselves, now they are ready to share this wonderful space with you! So why not book your own beautiful adventure today?

Essential Information

  • Collect from: Wareham, Dorset, South West
  • Size: Roomy
  • 3 belted seats
  • Sleeps = 2 Adults
  • 2 singles or standard double if zipped together
Europe
Shower
Festivals
Smoking
Pets
Tow bar
Heating
Air Con.
Built-in Toilet
London L.E.Z.

Prices for 2018 Low Low Mid Mid High
Mon-Thur (Day rate) £54 £66 £79 £91
Fri-Sun (Day rate) £75 £93 £110 £127
Weekend (3 days)
Week (7 days)
Min hire period 3 3 3 3

Notes: Prices may change without warning and for certain events will vary. Please click the 'Check availability' button to get an exact quote.

Further Information

  • Vehicle Type: Volkswagen , LT35
  • Registration: emailed when you book
  • Vehicle Year: 2005
  • Engine:
    • Size: 2.5 litres
    • Fuel: Diesel
    • Fuel Efficiency: 35mpg
    • Transmission: Manual
    • Gears: 5
  • Size: 5.585m x 1.885m x 2.57m (LxWxH)
  • Weight:
    • Maximum: 3500kg
    • Unladen: 2455kg
    • Payload: kg
  • Belted seats: 3

Seating

1 double passenger and 1 driver

Conversion Story

Little Tina started out in life as a breakdown/recovery vehicle, but was fortunately bought by a lovely young artist couple who were looking for a van to convert to take on an extended trip to Europe.

In the Autumn of 2015, after many long hours of planning and many different designs, the conversion finally began. Being artists they put a lot of thought into the layout, design and finish of Little Tina, which really shows when you see the photos of her fabulous interior. She then began her two year adventure abroad.

We saw the advert for Little Tina in September 2016 and travelled to Leicester to view her and immediately fell in love with her. We have owned Little Tina for just over a year now and have had many super trips and have enjoyed her so much that we now want to give other people the opportunity to enjoy her too.

Sleeping & Seating

Little Tina has a 2 singles or standard double if zipped together which accommodates:

  • 2 adult(s)

There is sociable seating for up to 6 people inside Little Tina .

Kitchen facilities

  • three gas hobs for cooking
  • Grill
  • Sink
  • Fridge: travel fridge 12v

Cooking Equipment

Crockery, glasses, mugs, beakers for two
Cutlery for four
Large sharp knife, smaller sharp knife, bread knife, tomato knife
Bottle opener, veg peeler, wooden spoons, spatula, pizza cutter, slotted spoon, serving spoon, multi tool, cork screw
2 lighters
Two layer steamer
1 large pot with lid, 1 saucepan with lid, 1 frying pan
Kettle, cafetiere
Oil, basic condiments
Green picnic cooler bag
Small bottle eco washing up liquid, sponge and tea towel
Washing up bowl
Dustpan and brush

Water is provided by: 2 x 25 litre water tanks, One for fresh water and one can be used for used grey water. Pump integrated tap

Sanitary facilities

  • Shower: No

Electrical Facilities

  • Leisure Battery
  • Solar panel charging.
  • 12v Cigarette Lighter Sockets

Audio Equipment

2 x 12v speakers in van with with audio cable to connect to your phone or laptop. CD player in cab.

Storage

Hooks for jackets etc, 4 large drawers for clothes, 2 large overhead cupboards for food, 2 large overhead cupboards at the rear for books, storage under the entire length of the seating on both sides, 2 further hidden compartments on both sides and storage accessible from the rear for camping tables/chairs etc. Additional kitchen cupboards divided into multiple sections.

Other Items

4 x 12v USB port charging points and 2 x 12v cigarette lighter sockets
Orthopaedic memory foam mattresses

Where is Little Tina?

Little Tina lives on the South Coast of England in the Saxon walled town of Wareham, You can walk around the earth mound walls and find out about the Vikings' attack and and gruesome executions and also enjoy the Rivers Frome and Piddle and Wareham Quay.

Little Tina is situated just four minutes walk from Wareham train station which is two and a half hours from London Waterloo. By pre-arrangement to save you the walk we can meet you in Little Tina at the station. If you are arriving by car Wareham is easily accessed and conveniently situated for onward trips to Devon and Cornwall to the West or Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest to the East.

Wareham is the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck and the eastern gateway to the Jurassic coast which stretches 95 miles (155 kilometres) from Old Harry Rocks in the East to Exmouth in Devon. Also close by are the ports of Weymouth, Poole and Southampton, ideal for exploring Europe and the Channel Islands.

Once you have collected Little Tina there are so many places to explore in and around the area including the historical Corfe Castle, the golden sandy beaches of Studland Bay and Swanage, the fossils of Kimmeridge and the amazing geology of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

Other attractions and points of interest include Arne Nature Reserve, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, T E Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, Cerne Abbas Giant and Poole Harbour. Activities include surfing, wind surfing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, hiking and mountain biking. Festivals and events include The Great Dorset Steam Fair, Camp Bestival, Isle of Wight Festival, Larmer Tree Festival and the Bournemouth Airshow.
Customer Car Parking
Street parking is available: If you are coming by car you are welcome to park it where Little Tina 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
Camping Furniture (table and 2 x chairs) £10
Bike rack (for 3 bikes) £10
2 bikes £50

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.

Little Tina 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 £750 and £1500 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 £750).

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

Little Tina is not suitable for travelling with children.

Pet Policy

Sorry no pets allowed inside the vehicle

European Travel

Yes you can take Little Tina outside the UK. Breakdown and insurance for European travel are included in the standard booking cost. Please note European travel include Republic of Ireland and the EU27. For other countries, please get in touch before you book and provide us with the dates, vehicle and countries to be visited.
Get in touch for a quote.

Mileage Limits

  • Full Price High Season – unlimited mileage
  • All other seasons and discounted bookings:
    • 200 miles per day
    • and then20 pence per mile
This will mean the vast majority of customers won't be charge any extra.

Driving Notes:

Please bear in mind the age, size and cruising speed of the vehicle when planning your journey. Some older and/or larger vehicles travel much more slowly than what you might be used to.
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Note: Dates subject to change without warning

Note: The hire of this vehicle is arranged by Quirky Campers ltd acting as the agent on behalf of Little Tina's owners. We make every effort to ensure that all the vehicles listed with us are of a high standard but cannot guarantee the condition of the vehicle. If you experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible.