Bill and Becky Goddard from Presteigne, Wales, are the founders of Rustic Campers – a company that creates tiny (rustic) living spaces in back of old vans. The couple use locally-sourced wood to transform the drab interior of the vans into a beautiful homey campers.
Bill Goddard is a tree surgeon and carpenter. He uses his love of wood to create the warm, appealing interiors of the campers. “Because we live and work in the countryside and our lifestyle is such that nature has a very direct influence on what we do,” he explained in a press release. “We mostly use wood throughout the conversions, which we source locally where possible.”
Becky is also the co-founder of a recycling textile company, ‘Pretty Rubbish’, which allows her to draw on her experience in fabric design to create the upholstery found in the campers. “I try to use only natural fabrics where possible for my upholstery, using cotton, wool and recycled fabrics,” explains Becky. “We source local sheepskins and hand woven wool blankets to adorn the interior.”
Each camper van produced by the couple is unique as they work one-on-one with client to produce them. Despite their appearance, each of the campers contain modern amenities including a solar-powered electrical system, stove, running water, and a shower.