ABOUT US

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Näyttökuva 2020-2-12 kello 13.39.25.pn

Traveling with a van has been the main form of travel for me since 2012. After some 300 nights spend in a van, the idea came to transfer the camping and building expertise to a part time business. Nowadays I'm building and renting vans around 9 months per year and spending the remaining 3 months traveling with one of the vans! 

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mikko suomalainen

ABOUT the VANS

I rent campervans that are fully handmade by me. 

Even if they are old, these vans are some of the most reliable models available,

and they go through extensive service and a mechanical inspection every year.
You can expect carefree travel with my campervans!

Mikko's hunger for building started at a young age with skateramps, moved on to filmmaking equipment, and later in to a house and campervans.

A good travel gives the best inspiration to get hands dirty again, with any of the mentioned building habits.

CAMPING IN FINLAND

Traveling with a campervan in Finland is one of the easiest tasks to do.
It's absolutely legal to sleep in a van 
anywhere where it's legal to park the vehicle.

I have made a guidebook for camping you can download here:

Off the grid

Our vehicles are designed to travel off the grid. You need to fill up water of course, but otherwise you can camp anywhere you like and never visit a campground. You'll get plenty of electricity from the solar panels for your needs.

Travel year around

All of the vans are insulated and have a heater. You can travel comfortable year around. Planning a ski trip? No problem! Read more about winter camping from the PDF-guide.

Go anywhere you like

With our cars you are allowed to go anywhere within the limits of Europe, excluding Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Check all rental terms and conditions from each van site, bottom of the page.

Pick-up and return address

The pick up and return address for rental vans is located at my workshop in Helsinki, where I also build the campervans. The address is Kivikonlaita 22, 00940 Helsinki. 

You can get there, for example, on foot (2km) or by taxi from Kontula metro station.

The ring road 1 also has a bus stop 1.3km walk away where several buses stop, including buses from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The easiest way to check the best route is on Google Maps.

Starting on summer 2022 I'm renting one van from Rovaniemi (north Finland), detailed instructions coming later.