West Cornwall campervan conversion specialist Chilli Jam Vans has recently completed a bespoke adventure van fit to cross continents for its ‘outdoory’ owners.

Clive and Sarah Burley of St Ives are no strangers to extreme sporting with Sarah once cycling across the United States and Clive regularly taking on some of the toughest terrains on his mountain bike. So it was no surprise when they wanted to turn their new VW T6 Sportline for a practical but stylish living space that can be driven to Europe and even shipped across the Atlantic for a new adventure. They commissioned Goldsithney based Chilli Jam Vans to help design and build their dream home on wheels.

Brett and Kat made what could have been quite a daunting and scary process stress free and really enjoyable.  They invited us to their house for a few meetings to work our way through the numerous decisions.  Brett and Kat were super helpful and gave us really useful advice and support.  As they were converting their own van at the same time Brett and Kat were able to share some of their thoughts and ideas with us.  The best suggestion had to be the bamboo kitchen top which looks fantastic with our lime green kitchen and storage units.


Clive and Sarah intend to use their van initially for shorter, more local trips – maybe the odd night or weekend at some of Cornwall’s beautiful spots.  In a couple of years’ time they plan to travel slightly further afield, driving the van down through Europe and even shipping it across to the USA for six months.

A new ply floor was laid and Amtico flooring tiles used on the top to add a touch of luxury to their ride. Chilli Jam Vans also sourced a new passenger single seat which was covered in matching Sportline red and black leather covers – a little feature we think could make this van the only one in the UK with matching genuine VW Sportline single seats fitted retrospectively.

Find out more at www.chillijamvans.co.uk (photography by Marc Tew)

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