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Experience the freedom of the road in your dream home away from home, where style, space, and comfort collide.

The Dining Bear

A 2-berth van conversion meticulously crafted for those who love to live life on the road while fully being themselves.

Setting ourselves apart from the typical conversion, our Dining Bear features superior materials and craftsmanship, offering a distinctive and customizable mobile dwelling.

As with all our builds, The Dining Bear conversion takes pride in its excellent quality in both structure and adaptability. Tailor this space to your specific needs, whether you’re travelling alone or with a partner.

They did a fantastic job and I’m very happy with the quality of the workmanship. Very accommodating and also helped me with plenty of advice and still does now over WhatsApp. I can wholeheartedly recommend.

The Layout

Bask in the Dining Bear’s ingenious layout, including a convertible double bed that’s perfect for sleeping or sprawling out as a comfortable sofa area.

With abundant storage throughout the van, you’ll have plenty of room to accommodate all your daily needs and expectations. Spacious, homey, and inviting, the journey of a lifetime awaits.

The Spec

Unveiling the Dining Bear, a campervan conversion crafted for those who appreciate comfort and sophistication in their mobile lifestyle.

Equipped with a complete bathroom, including a toilet and shower, a dedicated sofa and seating area for maximum comfort and, as the name suggests, a fully-functional kitchen with a hob, sink, pantry, winerack, and so much more – this cosy sanctuary is designed for life on the move.

Our trademark conversion style effortlessly combines luxury, exquisite design, and practicality, guaranteeing a self-sufficient living space with an off-grid electrical system, and generous storage for everything you’re taking onboard.

Experience the perfect blend of elegance and functionality with the Dining Bear campervan.

  • Converting double bed area at rear
  • Custom made cushion pads
  • Width-ways bed (in the MWB van)
  • Bed width limited to van width
  • 2.5 bay kitchen unit with inbuilt cupboards and drawers
  • Situated on passenger side
  • Large cupboard under sink
  • Small drawer under hob and a larger pots and pans drawer underneath
  • Tall pantry on right side with pull out multi-shelf baskets
  • Thetford two-burner gas hob in right side
  • Inset sink with extendable shower head mixer tap in left side
  • Removable worktop cover over sink
  • Lift up worktop flap to extend worktop
  • 1 bay kitchen unit situated on driver’s side
  • Hidden dometic 45L fridge with freezer compartment in single kitchen bay cupboard
  • Built in winerack next to fridge
  • Oak worktops finished in danish oil
  • Real tile splashbacks
  • kickboards
  • Scandi option: doors and drawers inset with exposed ply edges all around, circular cutout handles
  • Shaker option: Doors overlaid with classic shaker door trim, small kitchen handles
  • Shower wet room on driver’s side at front of van
  • Full size but compact for minimal impact on living space
  • Hot water domestic mixer shower with all necessary plumbing
  • Drainage into waste water tank
  • Clothes rails
  • Heating vent point to create a drying room
  • Roof ventilation extractor fan
  • Waterproof wall panelling on walls, ceiling and door
  • Removable composting toilet venting air to the outside
  • Removable duck boarding on shower floor
  • Large fixed window in sliding door
  • 2x fixed windows in rear doors
  • 2x smaller opening windows rear section
  • Opening skylight in roof with blackout blind and fly net
  • Ash window frames and ledges
  • Poplar plywood-clad walls and doors (painted one colour or natural wood)
  • Plywood ceiling (painted dark or light)
  • Spaced ash batten fixed on top of ceiling ply (natural wood batten)
  • Fully insulated walls, doors, ceiling, floor and wheel arches
  • Combination of insulation board and soft insulation
  • Soft insulation made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Foil vapour barrier
  • Sound and vibration deadening
  • Off-grid electrics
  • Solar panels
  • Charging via solar and battery-to-battery charger when driving
  • Spec based around 2 days without charging for regular use (example of regular use includes charging laptop, phone, camera, standard speakers. It doesn’t include using very high-wattage items such as electric kettle, hair dryer, desktop computer)
  • AGM batteries, controllers, inverter, fuse boxes, consumer unit, battery protectors
  • External hookup point which can run or charge the system
  • Smart controllers via smartphone app
  • 2x domestic double plug sockets with integrated USB sockets
  • 4x spotlights in ceiling, 1x spot in bathroom, 1x spot above kitchen in cabinet
  • 2x goose-neck reading lights with USB sockets by bed
  • 1x Reading lamp by sofa area
  • Domestic light switch by side entrance
  • Mains electrics certificate
  • Underslung 25L gas tank
  • External gas fill point
  • Tank level indicator in control panel inside living area
  • Truma combi boiler water/air heater to multiple points
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Gas safety certificate
  • Underslung 80L fresh water tank (dependant on space under van)
  • Underslung 50L waste tank (dependant on space under van)
  • Water tank level gauges in control panel inside living area
  • Water pump and all necessary plumbing
  • Hot water kitchen tap, hot water shower
  • Large sofa seating area at rear
  • Two benches opposite each other
  • A joining bench (without back) across rear doors to create a U shaped seating area
  • Table on an arm in between seats
  • Custom made cushion pads
  • Cab seats left as they are
  • Full height double wardrobes
  • Overhead cabinets on both sides
  • Over cab parcel shelf storage cupboard with insulated and lined cab roof
  • All cabinetry matching the chosen styling
  • Kitchen cupboards, drawers and pantry
  • Storage space under each bench seat
  • Storage space under rear bench seat accessible from the rear doors
  • One accessory shef and one accessory kitchen rail (situated around kitchen areas)
  • Magnetic knife rail (can be swapped for an extra accessory shelf)
  • Wooden hooks by side door
  • Upholstered sofa pad cushions (choice of standard fabric included)
  • Window rolled fabric blinds with leather straps (choice of standard fabric included)
  • LVT (luxury vinyl tile) floor (choice of standard options included)
  • High-quality “Lick” paint (combination of 2 colours included)
  • Clear natural varnish included as a paint option as well as 2 colours

Making It Your Own

At Bear Hug Campers, we understand that each adventurer is unique. That’s why we provide countless customization options to make your van conversion truly one-of-a-kind.

From cabinet styles and paint colours to tile choices and fabric selections, design a van that perfectly suits you.

Cabinet Style

Select from a sleek and thoughtful Scandi design for a light, airy atmosphere, or opt for a contemporary, vintage-inspired look featuring Shaker cabinets to create a timeless, inviting ambience.

Paint Colours

We use eco-friendly Lick paints to ensure a high-quality, sustainable finish in various beautiful shades. Your paint colour choice will set the tone for the overall look and feel of your build.

Tiles

Select the perfect tile style and colour for your kitchen splashback to complement your chosen cabinets and paint colours.

Seat Fabric

Our flame-retardant seat fabric is expertly upholstered by professional furniture restorers with a keen eye for detail. Choose the perfect colour to coordinate with your build.

Blinds Fabric

We use integrated blackout fabric with leather straps for our handmade rolled blinds, providing privacy and darkness when you need it most.

Fixtures and Fittings

Select between black or brass fixtures and fittings for plug sockets, light switches, taps, and handles, to match your overall design aesthetic.

Flooring

Our hard-wearing, textured and wipeable click laminate tiles come in a range of finishes, from oak to stone, to suit your taste and needs.

Bathroom Panels

Full-size waterproof panels ensure a durable, stylish finish in the shower room. Choose one that compliments your styling and stay feeling fresh while out on the road.

The Complete Package

The Dining Bear

Embrace the unparalleled value of the Dining Bear conversion package, offering you an opulent, custom-built, and entirely personalized living space that caters to your every whim.

Our adept craftspeople meticulously design and install each element, transforming your van into a breathtaking masterpiece that harmoniously melds aesthetics and practicality.

With premium materials used in a superior-quality build, we achieve a dazzling finish that showcases the commitment and passion infused into every conversion.

Opting for Bear Hug Campers means investing in a truly distinctive and extraordinary living experience, delivering the ideal sanctuary tailored to your dream way of life.

£40,259 +VAT

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What’s included in the price?

Your van converted to a high standard
Clear and simple steps from start to finish
6 Months Warranty on the conversion
Safety documentation
Help and advice on purchasing a van if needed
Online folder access to view your docs and build progress photos
Mood board to show your design choices
Layout drawings of your van conversion
Communication every step of the way
Full conversion price, not including the vehicle

Optional Extras

Enhance your van conversion experience with optional upgrades, such as an awning, upgraded off-grid electrical system, extra storage components, adventure kits for off-road use, upgraded appliances, and more.

Awning

An awning is a retractable extension that provides additional shade and shelter outside your van conversion, expanding your living space and allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style, regardless of the weather.

Upgraded Off-Grid Electrics System

An upgraded off-grid electrics system featuring higher-spec components ensures longer-lasting, higher usage power for your van conversion, allowing you to enjoy extended trips without compromising on comfort or convenience.

Extra Components

Customize your van conversion with practical extras like slide-out storage, bike racks, and BBQ points, enhancing your outdoor experience and providing additional functionality to meet your specific needs.

Adventure Kits

Adventure kits, such as off-road wheels and tires or a roof rack and ladder, can tackle more challenging terrain and help you reach those remote, off-the-beaten-path destinations.

Cab And Bulkhead

Opt for a bulkhead access door or open bulkhead with swivel captain seats to enhance the flow and flexibility of your van conversion’s interior, creating a more spacious and connected environment for you and your passengers.

Upgraded Appliances

Upgrade to higher-spec appliances, such as a combi oven and hob or a larger capacity fridge, to elevate your van conversion’s kitchen experience and make your on-the-road culinary adventures even more enjoyable.

Materials Upgrade

Enhance your van conversion’s interior with premium materials such as Formica worktops and tables, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication to your campervan’s beautiful kitchen.

Windows And Skylights

Increase natural light and ventilation in your van conversion with additional windows, a larger skylight, or a sky fan, creating a brighter, airier, and more comfortable living space.

I have had a full van conversion done and I honestly couldn't have imagined anything better. The whole process has been incredible from start to finish.

Safety & Warranty

Knowing your conversion has been put together properly is essential.

When we hand over your van to you it comes with full safety certification. This includes gas and mains electrics safety certificates as well as a vehicle weight certificate.

For ultimate peace of mind we’ll also give you a one year warranty at no extra charge to cover our conversion from any potential problems, parts failures, defects and breakages.

Our Process

Our meticulously designed, start-to-finish process ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience as you bring your dream Bear Hug conversion to life.

With our expertise and commitment to excellence, you can trust that every step of the journey will be smooth and efficient, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the excitement of creating your bespoke home on wheels.

Book an informal call with us to say hello and learn more about van conversions

Discuss your needs and timeframe

Receive a proposal from us

Pay your deposit and secure your build slot

Have a dedicated design call

We’ll talk through the look and feel of your build in more detail

Receive an online mood-board and materials book

To help you make the important design decisions

Receive layout drawings of your van conversion

You’ll see how everything is going to fit together

Drop your van off at our workshop on the build start date

Have a look around and say hello

Log in to your online drive to view regular photo updates

This is also where we’ll put your safety documentation and warranty

Pick up your converted van on the build end date

Go straight out on adventures!

Thank you SO MUCH Bear Hug Campers for absolutely smashing our electrics! And I mean just look at this work of art!!!

The Van

The van we have designed our conversions into are one of these three van types with the size L3H2 (medium wheel base) right hand drive:

Pergeot Boxer
Fiat Ducatto
Citroen Relay

These vans all have the same body shell and are (in our opinion) the best van shape and size for a conversion.

Their medium wheel base size is the perfect combination of length and drivability. They’re “not too long and not too short” and are just a tiny bit wider and squarer than other vans which makes them suitable to having a full size double bed positioned width-ways.

Prefer A Different Van?

“Our standard conversion process can be adapted to fit other MWB and LWB vans, such as the Sprinter, offering endless possibilities for your custom build.”

Need Help Buying A Van?

“We can offer advice and support for finding and choosing a new or second hand van to start the conversion off with on the right foot. Book a call to have a chat.”

FAQs

On average, we aim for a 12-week turnaround time when working full-time on your conversion. However, this can vary depending on demand and the level of customization required.

Yes, we work with your existing van and transform it to a standard panel van to a beautiful tiny home on wheels

Absolutely! We offer a wide range of material and colour options for you to choose from, allowing you to personalize your Dining Bear conversion to suit your style and preferences.

Yes, we offer a variety of optional upgrades and additional features to enhance your van experience. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements; we’ll happily accommodate your needs.

Yes, and you don’t even need to order them as a custom extra. We supply every van conversion with solar panels as standard, maximizing your off-grid capabilities from day one.

We can convert a wide variety of vans, with our standard builds specifically designed for Peugeot Boxers, Fiat Ducato, and Citroen Relays (L3H2 sizes with a medium wheel base). That said, we can adapt the build to other popular models like the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, and VW Crafter. If you have a specific van in mind, just let us know, and we’ll discuss the possibilities.

Insulation is essential for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your van, especially if you plan to use it year-round or in extreme climates. We took this in mind by offering sound deadening, recycled plastic soft insulation, and thermo insulation boards with a foil vapour barrier that keeps everything dry as standard!

Every single one of our builds is designed to be 100% off-grid, with powering options that charge via solar power, the engine while driving, or a hook-up point if you have the opportunity to plug in. Long story short, you should never have to worry about running out of power while you’re out on the road!

We offer a one-year warranty on our conversions, covering any defects or issues that may arise due to our work. All components and appliances are also covered in the warranty, as are any potential problems, parts failures, defects and breakages!

To make things easy, we break the costs down into chunks, allowing you to pay for the build over time as the build is taking place. Financing options may be available depending on your credit and financial situation. We recommend discussing your options with a financial advisor or lender to determine the best course of action.

Of our two standard builds, the Sleepy Bear build offers a more standard option for accommodating a third berth, as it allows the seating area to be converted into a smaller bed when needed. For more information, just contact us directly!

For four people travelling and sleeping in a campervan conversion you would need to go for a full custom build with us.

Still Have A Question?

If you have any specific questions or concerns, feel free to reach out and contact us directly. We’re always here to help.

Start Your Adventure

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Discover the Dining Bear Conversion: A Stylish Retreat on Wheels

Embark on your next adventure in comfort and style with our Dining Bear conversion. Boasting a convertible double bed, spacious storage, and limitless customization options, there’s no better choice for a luxurious tiny home on wheels.

Seize the opportunity to bring your ideal van to life – get in touch with us now!

About Us

At Bear Hug Campers, we’re a small team of passionate van conversion, woodwork and design specialists dedicated to helping you create the perfect home away from home. With our expertise and commitment to quality, you can trust us to bring your vision to life.

The Other Full Build...

Introducing the Sleepy Bear, a 2 or 3-berth van conversion designed for adventurers who cherish comfort and luxury while exploring the great outdoors.

This cosy retreat features a full-size, fixed double bed, spacious storage, and a homely ambience that sets it apart from the average conversion.

Something Totally Different?

Unleash your imagination with our fully customizable design option, crafted to accommodate your distinct needs and preferences.

Embrace the freedom to personalize every detail of your mobile oasis, from the layout and materials to the fixtures and finishes.

Collaborate with our skilled team of experts to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that reflects your individuality, ensuring an unparalleled journey in a bespoke home on wheels.

Are You A Self Builder?

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Discover our Van Conversion Masterclass

If you are interested in self-building your own campervan conversion, then our upcoming online course is for you.

Go to the course page for more info, and in the mean time get our ebook guide for self-builders!

Download A Free Guide For Self-Building Your Van Conversion