Simon and Gemma run Creation Campers, a UK-based company that designs custom camper vans.
When a customer came to them and asked for a wheelchair-accessible conversion, Simon and Gemma set to work.
They designed and built a practical motorhome centered around the wheelchair.
All of the cabinets and storage cubbies were designed with the wheelchair in mind, and all can be opened with the wheelchair inside the van.
Even the bench seats were made a bit higher than normal to make standing from a sitting position easier for the customer.
A folding door separates the front cab area from the rear to provide privacy while using the onboard lavatory.
It’s got a diesel-powered heater for cold nights, a ktichen with a Smev sink, and a two burner cooktop.
- 12V electrical system
- LED lighting
- house battery
- waste and potable water tanks
Take the quick photo tour below.
The conversion is based on a standard Mercedes Sprinter van.
The sofa folds down to make a double-bed.
And folds up neatly out of the way.
The tracks on the floor keep the wheelchair from moving while the van is in motion.
All the doors and cubbies can be opened with the wheelchair inside the van.
A privacy curtain will section off the cab area from the living space.
There’s a wheelchair lift on the rear of the van.
Once inside the van, the wheelchair can freely move all the way to the cab area.
There’s lots of elbow room to make the transition from the wheel chair to the driver’s seat easier.
Sleek, private, and super-useful.
While Creation Campers focuses on the UK market, there’s a few design features that you could borrow for your own build.
Maybe you want to modify the height of your seating area, switch the hinges on a few doors, or take out a few overhead cabinets for increased elbow-room.
Source: Creation Campers