The Morgans had never done anything like this before. With a crazy budget of only £1000, and a ridiculous deadline of just 6 weeks. They worked day and night to refit their old, 80’s factory fit camper van. Creating a stunning home from home.
A few months after marrying, Scott and Ellie Morgan suffered a loss in early pregnancy, they had dreamed their baby would be a little girl, who they had planned to name Florence. The Morgans found peace in the great outdoors, setting out on epic hikes into the Mountains of Wales. One day they spotted this old Camper Van, rotting away in a strangers driveway. They managed to persuade the owner to sell it to them. So started their Van Life adventures. They found their adventures in the van, bought them both a great deal of peace, it gave them a new sense of direction and a purpose. They lovingly named the van – Florence
The van rebuild was a real labour of love, they wanted to create a relaxing and happy environment. A place where they could really feel at home. They had no idea what an arduous task it would be. They worked tirelessly night and day, for 6 weeks. With very little spare money, they had to learn new skills and become resourceful. Building everything themselves from scratch. Scott became a carpenter, plumber and electrician and Ellie a seamstress, painter and decorator.
What they achieved is a touching tribute to their Florence, a dream that never came true. Sometimes the dreams that do come true are the ones we never even knew we had.
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From 80’s factory fit interior to a stunning home from home
Final touches on the handmade cupboards
Adding insulation to keep us cosy in the harsh mountains where we love to spend our time wild camping
Ellie learns new skills on the sewing machine
Ellie teaches herself upholstery, using patchwork fabric from an old fabric sample book
A fresh and warm, cozy interior
Imagine waking up to this in the morning!
The view through the bunting from the cab
Extending worktop adding useful extra space for cooking
A table for two
Beautiful kilner jar storage, with cutlery tray beneath, made from an old carpenters box they found at a flea market
A cute little book corner
A herb garden, filling the van with the fresh smell of basil
A map shelf full of possible new adventures
A baby Belfast sink, we paid just £8 for at a car-boot sale! With Scotts handmade tap
Cozy and snug in our bed
Enjoying the great outdoors
Florence and the Morgans
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