Convert Your Van into a Campervan - 2 Day Course

Want to turn your van into a campervan but don’t know how? This hands-on two-day experience will bring you up to speed with all the basic design and DIY skills you need.

Your knowledgeable hosts will cover everything from van design and layout, to safety considerations – from ventilation to gas leaks and storage. Consider this experience the ultimate campervan converter bible.

Learn how to plan your build and most importantly of all, where to begin! Your hosts will break down all the tools and materials you will need. If you’re wondering what about woodwork, insulation, plumbing and electrics? Don’t worry, these guys have you covered…

By the end of the weekend, you will worked on the following:

  • • An integrated 12v power supply which will run the lighting and water pump
  • • Integrated clean and dirty water storage
  • • 240-volt hook-up power systems, with socket and battery charging
  • • Built-in USB charger points and battery charge monitor display
  • • A 12v battery with both 240v and van charging capabilities from an external supply
  • • A fuse panel and individual switches

In the process you will also brush up on plenty of skills, including how to shape units to your van’s interior, work with different materials. In a weekend’s work, that’s seriously impressive! The course schedule and the topics to be addressed are merely illustrative and subject to modification depending on the participant's skill levels and the priority of subjects that participants wish to delve into on any given day.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult (all participants ) £285

What people are saying

Paul Merritt
Apr 2024

Scott was very welcoming and extremely knowledgeable, presenting all topics in a professional yet...

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Sarah Perks
Aug 2021

I was blown away by this course Scott and Sue are so welcoming .
I learned far more than I thoug...

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • Refreshments available

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Everyone will be expected to take a Covid test on arrival at the workshop each day

  • Face masks will be compulsory until all Covid related tests are completed

On the day

  • You need no skills in woodwork, metalwork or using tools for these courses,

  • Old clothes, work boots, and work gloves are recommended

  • All courses are run indoors

  • Under 18’s can take part if accompanied by a parent or guardian also on the course

  • Free tea and coffee on tap, throughout the day

Course Location courses will be at Scott's own workshop near the Bath and West show grounds (BA46QN)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by


Max is the inspiration behind "Black Paw". He takes an active interest in all Black Paw experiences and can usually be found at lunchtimes, or indeed when any food is available to share.


Scott is Black Paw’s founder. After years of upcycling, he still loves to share his craft and has taught many people to upcycle safely in a number of different workshop experiences. Scott's aim is always that his guests not only leave with a finished creation, but also the knowledge to upcycle long after their experience is over.


Sue has 30 years of experience as a teacher as well as a passion for upcycling.
She particularly loves working with fabrics, interior design and can share lots of ideas for anyone wanting to make garden accessories.

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