About Me

Oh look, it’s Richard and Ted the Collie!

Richard Kimberley, travelling with his Border Collie, Ted. Together they are BeyondTheVan.

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

Enter “Beyond” – The van!

How it all started… Over the years, this 2001 LDV Convoy Luton van has been used for many purposes and in 2014, Richard 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 ever imagined.

This new home on wheels had many possibilities and very soon after it became home, the new plan was born… to TRAVEL!


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

Known worldwide for his van conversions and craftmanship, Richard’s “BeyondTheVan” has become a well known name in the van world and throughout vanlife communities.

Richard’s passion for vanlife and vans grew and his experience through living full time on the road gives him fantastic experience and knowledge, enabling him to design and convert lovely vans for other people. Richard loves what he does, it’s his passion. Creating beautifully hand crafted homes on wheels with unique style and attention to detail. You can read more about his services right here

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

And so, until paths cross, watch this space…


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