VW Caddy camper (California) vs Caddy camping conversion (DIY or boot jump/camping box)
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VW Caddy camper (California) vs Caddy camping conversion (DIY or boot jump/camping box)

Which one is better – the factory-built small camping van VW Caddy Camper or the standard Caddy converted to a camper using a DIY or ready-made camping box (boot jump)? This post will compare three options: buying a VW Caddy and converting it yourself into a camper, or buying a camping box / boot jump…

Microcamper pick of the month: Stealth campers – indistinguishable from any other car

Microcamper pick of the month: Stealth campers – indistinguishable from any other car

We’ve focused on stealth camping in the last post and this one is going to complement it with good examples of stealth campers – some surprisingly small yet full of space 🙂 The first one is a tiny Nissan Versa – a stealth camper for the minimalists! The author Joey White (@joeywhitedesigns) made sure this…

Pick of the month: The Shampervan – a very well thought through DIY Sharan camper conversion

Pick of the month: The Shampervan – a very well thought through DIY Sharan camper conversion

This month I have stumbled upon a real gem for DIY microcamper enthusiasts. It’s a Sharan thoughtfully converted into a very comfortable microcamper for one with many awesome features and ideas. Although this Sharan camper doesn’t fit our general criteria of reversibility (i.e. you can remove the camping gear and have a standard car again),…

Microcamper pick of the month – DIY camping boxes under 100€ and make your own 270º awning

Microcamper pick of the month – DIY camping boxes under 100€ and make your own 270º awning

This month we’ll not focus specifically on a type of car, but on DIY – easy ways to turn your car into a microcamper. First two videos will show you how to make a camping bed cheaply, third video is for those who want to sit in front (or at the side) of the car…

Car camping pick of the month – Citroen Berlingo Camper DIY conversions

Car camping pick of the month – Citroen Berlingo Camper DIY conversions

Although it’s not the most comfortable car to drive, it makes up for it with its suitability for camping conversions – a Berlingo Camper might be just what you are looking for – especially if you plan a DIY conversion. It’s a cheaper and lower quality build, but that also means you don’t mind going…

DIY car camping vs camping boxes vs micro campers – which one is for you?
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DIY car camping vs camping boxes vs micro campers – which one is for you?

This post will give you the right answers (and questions to ask yourself) to decide which you will enjoy more – converting your car into a car camper, buying a ready-made camping box (car camping conversion kit, boot jump) or buying a micro camper. Read on if you are asking yourself these questions: Is it…

DIY microcamper conversion Feb 2021: Volvo V70
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DIY microcamper conversion Feb 2021: Volvo V70

“…and we’re ready to rock’n roll” in the words of the author of this DIY car camping Volvo V70 conversion into a microcamper. Volvo V70 is not a bad candidate for car camping – it’s somewhere in the middle on our 30+ best cars for camping list. It offers a pretty long trunk for an…

DIY microcamper conversion Jan 2021: Skoda Octavia & Subaru outback
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DIY microcamper conversion Jan 2021: Skoda Octavia & Subaru outback

This month’s top picks amongst the many DIY car camping conversions are on the opposite sides of the difficulty spectrum – a very simple Skoda Octavia conversion and a more advanced Subaru Outback. Which one is your favorite? Skoda Octavia – a super minimalistic camper conversion …sleep anywhere, nobody takes notice – is the author’s…

Minimal & simple DIY Skoda Roomster camper conversion

Minimal & simple DIY Skoda Roomster camper conversion

This is a hidden gem for Skoda Roomster owners. A simple enough DIY conversion that gives you plenty of storage room and a good double bed to sleep in. Note that Skoda Roomster doesn’t fit our boot length criteria (at least 1.7m), but this conversion can be adapted to any car with a similar seat…

A very clever DIY VW Caddy camper conversion / camping box (boot jump)

A very clever DIY VW Caddy camper conversion / camping box (boot jump)

VW Caddy is itself one of the best medium cars (small camper vans) for car camping. It’s #1 on our list of best medium cars for car camping. This post will show you a very clever and simple DIY camping box you can create for your Caddy. This solution will give you good storage room…

Best DIY small cars to campers conversion videos – Microcamper: Dec 2020
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Best DIY small cars to campers conversion videos – Microcamper: Dec 2020

It always amazes me how creative folks who like car camping are – so many ways one can turn a standard car into a camper and sleep in it! Here are some of the best conversions in my opinion, that fit our simple car camping criteria. Turn your Van/Bus into a Camper featuring VW Touran…

Car camping mattress or is there a better alternative?
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Car camping mattress or is there a better alternative?

We’ve all been there – inflatable mattresses have a very short lifespan. Especially if you carry them around and use them outdoors. Even the indoor inflatable beds don’t last very long. Instead of investing (often) into an inflatable car mattress, how about investing once and turn your car a comfy and durable camper? Here’s what…