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

Our planning natures combined with our backgrounds in engineering and science meant we meticulously planned and researched our van build.

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

As a result, we decided to write a van conversion blog 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!