Hey! We are Charlie & Dale, two climbers with a passion for design and DIY, currently based in Bristol, UK. We met 4 years ago on a climbing trip in the Dolomites, and ever since then we have dreamed about buying and converting a van for all of our climbing adventures.

Our love of spreadsheets and planning mixed with our backgrounds in engineering and science meant we've meticulously planned and researched our van build.​


Dale is an engineer, so has spent hours intricately designing the layout of the van in sketch books, Illustrator and CAD, and Charlie is a data analyst and freelance photographer, so has documented the entire van build.

We have put together a resource of van conversion blogs throughout our build, to be a guide to others working on a van conversion. You can also find photos of our adventures on our Instagram. We hope you find our website useful, and please do get in touch if you have any questions about our build!

We produce and share all of our content for free. If you've found it useful, you can buy us a virtual coffee:

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