Photo Credit: Johnny Vegas

glamping in Billy!

UPDATE: Exciting news! After a great first glamping season, Billy and his Field of Dreams friends are moving to a new site 😊 But, where will it be...?!
More news coming soon, along with lots of other exciting developments!

Aired last May, Billy was featured on Channel 4's 'Carry on Glamping', the story of actor and comedian, Johnny Vegas, creating his Field of Dreams, with five unique classic vehicles, including Billy, transformed into luxury glamping accommodation.

Billy has his own spacious area in the Fields of Dreams' site, with his own tent with a double bed, so you can enjoy Billy purely for cooking, dining and relaxing. Outside he has a handmade rustic wood table with chairs, parasol, BBQ and fire pit. And he even has his own private bathroom set inside a vintage horsebox, refurbished to a fabulous standard.

glamping gallery

Photography Copyright: John Manktelow



billy on George Clarke's amazing spaces

Billy made his first television appearance on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces in January 2019. Since the show aired he has been seen at many classic car shows and won many prizes, from Best in Class to Best in Show, as well as being shown at the NEC Classic Car Show, and in 2020 he featured in a national newspaper article about luxury campervan glamping in the UK.



View Billy's full gallery, including more of his beautiful interior


How did I come to restore a classic camper van, and be filmed for TV in the process?

Four years ago I took one of my biggest ever risks, giving up the security of a salary to create a new, independent life. From combine harvesters to tiny home on wheels, learn more about My Journey.

And find out more about filming with Amazing Spaces, Billy's History, and the story of Billy's Restoration.

I hope you enjoy the experience!

Glamping in Billy!

Billy will soon be available again for a unique and unforgettable glamping experience.

After our great first season last year, Billy and his Field of Dreams friends are moving to a new site.

Look out for updates on Instagram classic_british_campers.

There really is no other glamping experience like this in the UK!

INTERIOR DESIGN

Since completing Billy's restoration, I have continued to follow my passions, and love of great design.

As well as restoring classic campervans, I work as an interior designer, and restore vintage furniture, make unique pieces and bespoke commissions. 

I have many years' exerience of designing houses and interior spaces, and restoring and collecting vintage items. And I now have the pleasure of creating wonderful designs for others.

Visit First Saturday Vintage to find out more!


Whether borne of a moment of madness, or the 'perils' of enjoying a glass of wine while searching the web - or likely the two combined - I found Billy and knew he had to be in my life... (more)

Amazing Spaces

My journey with George Clarke's Amazing Spaces began in February 2018, when the show's production company said they absolutely loved Billy, and wanted to meet him and me for a filmed interview... (more)


The Restoration

Billy's restoration took just over four months. It was challenging, exhausting, often frustrating, and at times hugely daunting. It was also, quite simply, one of the most exciting, rewarding and enjoyable adventures... (more)

Billy's History

Billy is a unique camper van - a wonderful hybrid of a 1970 Morris Minor Pick-Up and a 1960 Fisher Holivan Junior caravan. The caravan was joined to the pick-up, on an extended chassis, at some time in the 1970's... (more)


I'd love to hear from you, so please do contact me about how you'd like to get to know Billy, or to have a chat about consultancy for your own restoration project, or even just to say hello! 

You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

claire


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