About Me

Hi, I’m Richard!

I’m the one who sits writing the blogs! My Border Collie, Ted, isn’t so computer literate, but throw him a ball and he’ll beat me hands down every time! Together, we are BeyondTheVan.

A New Life.

Since 1996, I had my own IT company based in Kidderminster, England. After almost 20 years of building the business and making it a great success, I made the decision to sell the business and house for health reasons and completely change my lifestyle; and in fact, my entire life!

Enter “Beyond” – The van!

Over the years, my 2001 LDV Convoy Luton van has been used for many purposes and in 2014, I decided to convert it into a beautiful home on wheels. The project was going to take some time, but the end result is something better than I ever imagined.

This new home on wheels had many possibilities and very soon after we started living in it, the new plan was born… we’re going to TRAVEL!


I named the van “Beyond” because over the years it has been way beyond a van, and now it certainly is!

Known worldwide for my van conversions and craftmanship, “BeyondTheVan” I now am!

I blog as and when I can for my family and friends to follow our antics, as well as anyone else out there who’s just interested in what we’re doing.

My passion for vanlife and vans grew and my experience through living full time on the road gives me fantastic experience and knowledge, enabling me to convert lovely vans for other people. I love what I do, it’s my passion. Creating beautifully hand crafted homes on wheels with my unique style and attention to detail. You can read more about my services right here

Please do comment on posts, making new friends and hearing your comments plays a big part in our plans, whether they are online or on our travel paths…

And so, until our paths cross, watch this space…


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