Never before like in the past few months have we appreciated just how important our freedom is. Freedom to move, to do the things we love, to come into contact with nature, whether your place of choice is the lakes, the sea or the woods, or simply the possibility to discover places of art and history with the joy of independence. What better way to express your state of mind and convey a joyful and positive message, than an old van transformed into a small motorhome?
If once it was the Beat Generation and then the Hippie movement that sought to free themselves from the constraints of outdated conventions, today that same feeling of finding pleasure in simple, more natural things and getting closer to a world we have recently discovered is in urgent need of care and attention, is growing in strength.
So, get ready to buy an old camper van and rediscover yourself. The world of vans, and even cars like Land Rover, is a never-ending one. In reality, the transformations were made by specialized outfits such as the German Westfalia or the British Dormobile companies, but also by craftsmen without a brand but with all the necessary imagination to complete the task.
And what does the market have to say about this? Are there any available or not? Sometimes one pops up at the auctions and they are usually snapped up by traders. But often, with a little curiosity, you can find that a chicken coop or a rabbit hutch is nothing more than a vehicle that many years ago was a happy camper van. With very little money, the farmer, if he is not too smart, can be tempted into giving it up. Then there’s the magnificent restoration adventure.
Let’s stop here and start with the most “dated” models, some famous others less so. The feeling of freedom comes to the fore the very moment you start to think you own one. From that moment onwards, each day is more beautiful than the last.