Scafell was the original van that started everything! Jac built her during the beast from the East winter of 2018 and this is where vanlife began! She built her to go off travelling around Europe and and do her website work whilst on the road. 

During this time she visited some stunning countries including France, Switzerland, Italy, Scilly, Sardinia, Denmark and Norway. 

Scafell really was an amazing van which never missed a beat and really developed the love we have for sprinter vans. They are real work horses and are lovely to drive. It was a real tough decision to sell her but we both wanted to take up the challenge of trying to condense the build into a MWB by clever use of storage. 

Scafell was sold in March 2021 to a lovely English couple living in Germany who are having some great adventures in her. 

The Van 

Vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter 313

Year: 2013

Colour: White 

Wheelbase: Long wheel base 

Mileage when converted: 98,000

Payload following conversion: 600kg

Berths: 2

Conversion Specification 


Full size working kitchen with beautiful live edge Pippin Oak worktop. We make full on roast dinners, cakes, bread etc in the van with lots of room for chopping and baking using the Omnia oven on the hob.

Thetford 922 hob  – 2 burner hob with electric ignition

Soft close drawers all have 9kg pull strength magnets to prevent them from opening when travelling and maintain a sleek kitchen finish.

Round stainless steel sink with boat style pump handle tap which we have adapted to be electric for ease of use.

2 x Copper shelves

Water 60 litres (We like to use 10 litre jerry cans which can be filled up anywhere including fountains, streams, fuel stations etc. Sometimes it can be tricky to fill up permanently fitted tanks if there isn’t a hose which is why we went for easily removable jerry cans).

Whale 12v water pump with switch that turns on the tap.

Dometic Tropicool TCX14 fridge


Mood LED lighting around bedframe with lovely Scafell mountain light feature

Bespoke LED copper ceiling light

4 x bespoke LED copper kitchen downlighters

3 x bespoke LED copper down lights that come on when the camper doors are opened


Two sofa benches with storage underneath, access to storage cupboard under bed and dometic porta loo.

Fixed table with copper legs (the table and sofas could be adapted into an extra bed)

Propex HS200 gas heater


Dometic 976 portable toilet

Pop up shower system More info on this here.  


Fixed width ways double bed with pull out extension option to sleep lengthways down the campervan (for tall people!) – we can send a video of how quick and easy this is to use (takes 5 seconds to set up)

Casper Memory Foam Mattress 


There is a huge garage space underneath the bed which contains:

Sliding tray for extra water containers with security strap.

4 x  10 Ltr Water Containers

Bike hitch mount (We carried 2 x 29ers mountain bikes in this space)

Electrics cupboard with hinged door to keep everything safe

Open storage space for extra equipment such as skiis, climbing gear, inflatable kayak etc


ABSO charging system  with DC to DC charger and MPPT

1500 Pure sine wave inverter  (remote controlled)

2 x AGM Class A Leoch 130AH batteries 

4 x USB charging sockets (bed and seating area)

2 x 12 Volt charging sockets in seating area. Use with 12 volt leads for laptops

2 x 12 volt battery capacity voltmeter and temperature monitor

Victron battery charger  with inbuilt bluetooth connectivity enables access to the VictronConnect app. Connected to the batteries permanently

2 x 150 watt semi-flexible monocrystalline solar panels (300 watt total solar capacity) 23% efficiency rating from Bimble Solar


Fiamma Turbo vent Fan

Flettner fan


Celotex, spray foam and earth wool with silver bubble wrap and aluminium tape vapour barrier.


1 x opening side window and 1 fixed side window

Rhino 8 step rear door ladder

Agillis Cross Climate All Season tyres – these have performed brilliantly whilst we were skiing in the Alps.

We also made sure the side bumper trims were sealed and holes all cleared out to prevent any water damage underneath to the bodywork and inside insulation.


Scafell had a lot security put on her so we always had peace of mind. She had the following fitted:

- Ghost immobiliser system

- Deadlocks on all doors