We are Charlie & Dale, two climbers with a passion for design and DIY, currently living full-time in our self-built campervan and travelling around Europe.
In 2019 we converted ‘Ringo’, an ex-DHL delivery van into our little home on wheels, but a week after our conversion was complete, the UK was plunged into its first nationwide lockdown. With our travel plans scuppered, we decided to use our backgrounds in science and engineering to write a book about how to convert a campervan. The Van Conversion Bible was released in March 2021 and is currently the best selling van conversion book, receiving glowing reviews worldwide.
Fed up of living for weekends and holidays, we recently gave up the stability of our 9-5 office jobs for life on the road. Since April 2021 we have been living full-time in Ringo, working remotely from the road with the mountains as our backdrop.
Since living in our van, we have launched Nomadic Energy, our campervan electrical system design service.
With a fascination for space and a love of maths, Charlie used to dream of becoming an astronaut. After studying Astrophysics at university, she went on to work as Head of Analytics and Insight for an adventure travel company.
After spending almost 5 years office-bound, she handed in her notice so she could swap her 9-5 job for life on the road. Charlie is our spreadsheet ninja, photographer, digital marketing whizz and psyche-bringer.
Charlie loves nothing more than being outdoors, whether climbing a rugged sea cliff, bivying up an alpine mountain, or wild swimming in a chilly, glacial lake.
Dale has always been intrigued by how things work, and spent much of his childhood building and inventing things. After finishing his degree in Product Design, he worked as an engineer in a design consultancy, before going on to become Lead Engineer at a large tech company.
Since quitting his job, he’s enjoyed swapping daily commutes for early morning adventures. Dale is our design guru, blue sky thinker, problem solver, drone pilot and part-time sherpa.
Dale has been climbing since he was tiny, and loves nothing more than a bit of suffering, whether that’s climbing a big wall or carrying a bag that’s almost as heavy as he is.