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 (CJV) to help design and build their dream home on wheels.
Sarah Burley explained: “Chilli Jam Vans was the easy and obvious choice for us. My sister and husband had their Volkswagen Transporter converted by Brett early in 2017 and they were both really pleased with the result. So this great recommendation, plus the fact that CJV was nice and local to us, made them the obvious and clear choice.”
The Burleys conversion included Chilli Jam Van’s ‘full monty lining’ package, a Rib 129cm bedseat in black leather, a bespoke lime green Evo Design kitchen pod, overhead locker, bed boards and light shelf. In addition the worktop and table were made of bamboo. Chilli Jam Vans also built a custom over arch locker in matching bamboo finished with a custom made cushion that matches the underside of the RIB bedseat making the sleeping space even wider.
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.