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How We Transformed This Camper Van In 6 Weeks With Only £1000
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How We Transformed This Camper Van In 6 Weeks With Only £1000

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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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More info: vansgotsoul.co.uk

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

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Ellie teaches herself upholstery, using patchwork fabric from an old fabric sample book

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A fresh and warm, cozy interior

Imagine waking up to this in the morning!

The view through the bunting from the cab

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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

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A cute little book corner

A herb garden, filling the van with the fresh smell of basil

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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

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Florence and the Morgans

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Ellie Morgan

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Please send any enquiries to us via our website vansgotsoul.co.uk :) Here you will also find more images and details of Florence our camper van. Plus the answer to the FAQ: Can we really fit in that bed? No we are not very small people - view the Florence Blog for details ;)

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Ellie Morgan

Ellie Morgan

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Please send any enquiries to us via our website vansgotsoul.co.uk :) Here you will also find more images and details of Florence our camper van. Plus the answer to the FAQ: Can we really fit in that bed? No we are not very small people - view the Florence Blog for details ;)

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We use a folding loo in a toilet tent with disposa John toilet bags. Or I'm not averse to making like a bear if there's somewhere discreet to go ;)

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We use a folding loo in a toilet tent with disposa John toilet bags. Or I'm not averse to making like a bear if there's somewhere discreet to go ;)

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