Camptoo – the Airbnb of campervans comes to the UK where you rent someone else's van for cheap

Camptoo connects the owners and renters of campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans.

Brits using the site can choose from almost 1,500 vehicles across Europe and more than 200 across Australia for road trips.

The vans some in a range of sizes, styles and ages, and with a difference in facilities depending on what the customer wants.

Depending on what you opt for, it also lets customers pay less than they traditionally would for a campervan from a large rentals company – and you don't have to drive to a difficult out-of-town business either as the site allows customers to search near them.

So if a young couple are heading to a festival or on a camping trip, they could opt for a Ford Transit converted campervan from just £68 a night .

Alternatively, a family of six could choose a six-person motorhome for a two-week road trip across Europe from £111 a night.

The company was founded in the Netherlands in 2014 by Martijn Peters, who became frustrated at the difficulty of renting a campervan for a weekend away while so many vans stood idle on driveways.

This service offers a chance for van owners to make money while not using their vehicles, and allows customers to have a better choice in what vans they can hire.

Since it launched, users have booked almost 100,000 nights in mobile vehicles through the site.


How it works for travellers

1.    Using the online portal find your perfect vehicle by applying filters such as pick-up location, product type and the number of berths

2.    Review adverts and request a reservation

3.    Once the owner has approved your hire, make a down payment of 50 per cent of the total price

4.    A few days before you go pay a deposit, which will be refunded on the day of your return

5.    Meet the owner, pick up your caravan or motorhome for the segment of your trip you wish and set off on your adventure!

Martijn said: “Travelling by campervan or motorhome is a unique experience – since you are not tied down by conventional transport schedules, you have the opportunity to go with the flow on your travels.

"We created Camptoo to bring that sense of freedom to travellers.

"[It allows] people to do what they love from the moment they wake up without the restrictions that come with traditional hire companies.

“Driving around the UK or to the continent has always been a popular style of holiday for Brits, so we’re excited to make campervan travel accessible to the masses by bringing the cost of usage down.”

How it works for owners

1.    Check you have suitable insurance cover

2.    Sign up easily on the Camptoo website

3.    Create your own advert by setting the pricing, availability, specific house rules and uploading a photo of the vehicle


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