Glaravans has existed since January 2019 and was founded by Erik. As a camper, he mainly saw the same looking caravans: the passion for old and stylish objects gave him the idea to buy an old caravan; a 1979 Constructam Caravan, now known as 'Project 0'. After many hours of work, the atmosphere of the caravan was beautiful, but it lacked a bit of luxury, security and style.
On the gamble that there was a market for refurbished caravans, the adventure called Glaravans began. With a focus on styling, interior & technology, Glaravans is slowly growing into a platform for stylish camping and we have already been able to build many travel palaces on wheels!
Glaravans originated from the combination of Caravan & Glamping.Glamping is a term that comes from a combination of the words glamorous and camping. The word glamping stands for camping with luxury and in a special atmosphere. (. (Wikipedia)
Originally it was a project name for the business plan, but we could never come up with a better name!
About our caravans
New caravans in the old familiar jacket. Glaravans are old vintage caravans that have been completely renovated and modernized according to the wishes of our customers. Our Glaravans are all different but have 1 resemblance; they all have a story. We make caravans that combine the best of old charm & new technology. In addition to our caravans, we are the online webshop & physical store for the most stylish camping items.
With our caravans we offer the charm and feeling of the past in a circular environment. The old caravans we use are recycled up to 60% and are often in such bad shape that renovation is the only option. By retaining unique elements & bringing back certain characteristics, every Glaravan is unique and every caravan we deliver has its own story.
Our Glaravans are driving technically as new; we are modernizing the undercarriage with new axles & brakes so that you can go on holiday safely. Inside the old 'jacket', we build a tailor-made interior completely to the customer's taste. If desired, we add technology such as hot water, a bathroom, air conditioning & a large fridge. Also movers, solar panels or via the mobile-operated climate control are among the possibilities. By default, all electricity, gas and water are newly installed. Glaravans are in fact old new caravans, sometimes also known as 'restomod' (Restoration & Modernization).
The caravans are completely handmade, which allows us to apply a lot of flexibility and creativity. Our approach is to send the caravans on the road for another 30-40 years..
The endless search for that one beautiful product is no longer necessary; we have listed the most stylish camping accessories for you and will do so more and more in the future.
Since 2021 we have a webshop and physical store where you can take a look at the world of Glaravans. Hidden in the workshop, we have created an attractive space where you can test and buy the most stylish items in peace. In January 2023, this store has grown no less than 3.5 times in size!