Supertramped Co.

Ashley builds some absolutely incredible tiny homes on wheels, which are all custom-made to order!

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Supertramped Co. began back in 2015, when Ashley was just 24 years old! After becoming a self-employed plumber and deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps, Ashley celebrated by taking a couple months off work to spend some time in the French Alps.

In France, he met a freestyle skier who travelled around in his converted bus, called The Chanchita. This revealed a completely different way of living to Ashley, and it sparked his interest in tiny homes and a more nomadic way of life.

When he got back to the UK, Ashley ended up buying Bruce – a Mercedes-Benz 709. Using the knowledge and skills that he acquired from his experience on building sites, Bruce was fully renovated over the course of a year.

After sharing the finished renovation on Facebook, Ashley was flooded with praise, and people started asking him to build their own tiny homes. This led to the creation of Supertramped Co!

Our Hobbit stove has been installed into a number of Supertramped conversions, including Faith, Rumi, and Vera. Having our small wood burning stove installed into these campervans ensures that the owners and their guests will stay toasty warm, whenever they decide to embark on an adventure!

Having a small wood stove installed in your campervan means that you can dash off to the beach or venture out into the woods in spring, summer, autumn, or winter! You can sleep tight beneath the stars knowing that you’ll stay warm and cosy in the evening and all through the night.

Our Emerald Green Hobbit stove with Almond doors has been installed in Rumi, which is named after a 13th century Persian poet. Ashley’s client requested a campervan that was light, earthy and organic, and we think he certainly nailed the brief!

This fairytale home has been clad with some incredible British Western Red Cedar. The fireplace surrounding our small wood burning stove has been decorated with some beautiful vintage tiles, and the brass details add a rustic touch to the interior of the cabin. There’s even a hand-made stained glass door, and a metre wide Velux skylight right above the pull-out double bed!

On the other hand, Vera came into the workshop as a standard panel van, a Peugeot Boxer L3H2. This was one of Ashley’s first big campervan builds, and he had pretty much free reign over the project! Vera was built as a campervan that people could hire out for staycations, so it was decided that the van should have an easy-to-use layout, along with a rustic, homely feel to it.

“The main feature of Vera is the log burner from Salamander Stoves. This will keep all future occupants nice and toasty on those cold winter nights.”

In this vehicle, our Hobbit stove has been painted in Mojave Red. Vera has a fixed double bed, but there’s also an additional single bed that can be easily folded away, making it perfect for family camping trips.

This particular campervan has the ability to go completely off-grid! Vera boasts three different power supplies – mains hookup, solar, and split charge. A Forcali boiler combined with a 150 litre water tank allows for plenty of hot water on demand, and the campervan is even complete with an outdoor shower!

Faith is a more recent conversion by Ashley – a Mercedes Benz Sprinter that was commissioned as a father-and-daughter adventure mobile! This vehicle is likewise clad with beautiful solid wood, and the double doors at the rear of the van open out to a magnificent view of your surroundings, wherever you decide to park up.

Make sure you check out the articles that Ashley has written here for Faith, Rumi, and Vera, where you can find a full breakdown of the impressive features and technical specifications of each van. This should give you plenty of inspiration for your own campervan project, and it will give you a good idea of what you’ll need to get started if you’re looking to dip your toes into the world of van life!

The Hobbit stove also has a pre-drilled hole at each corner of the base, which makes it incredibly easy to bolt down and to keep it securely in place. You can view this document here to see how this can be done.

When it comes to installing your small wood burning stove into your campervan, then make sure you also take a look through the wide range of installation kits that we’ve designed, as we’ve designed two different flue kits for vans and RV’s!

If you’re still unsure as to what flue parts you will need, or how they should be arranged, then please do not hesitate to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge!

If you simply drop us an email with some pictures and measurements of your vehicle, then we will be able to advise you on how your stove should be installed and what flue parts you will need.

You can also enter your postcode into our dealers page to find your nearest recommended installer, and if you’re looking to install the Hobbit stove yourself, then we’ve also put together a helpful article and a video, which will take you through each step of the installation!

Why not get in touch with Ashley and visit the Supertramped Co. website if you would like your campervan to be converted into the cabin of your dreams!

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Our Hobbit Stove Has Been Fitted!

"We had a Hobbit stove fitted this week by Alex Reay from Flues and Fires, and I just wanted to get in touch to say it is AMAZING and we love it! We have a lovely cast iron tiled fireplace which I was desperate not to lose when we installed a small wood burning stove, but until I found the Hobbit on Google, everyone told me it would be impossible to keep the fire surround. The Hobbit is perfect - not only does it fit very snugly, but it looks fantastic and the blue door complements the tiles very nicely. We are sitting enjoying a fire now and absolutely loving it! Thanks for creating such an amazing product."

Nicola Williams

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

The Best Stove Ever!

"It’s the best stove ever! It’s easy to light, very efficient, burns anthracite and stays in overnight (ours has been in for three weeks now). It even keeps a kettle of water at the ready for a cuppa! What more can I say, we love it! Just the thing to make our Yorkshire home cosy, and the cat loves it too!"

Lynn and Andrew, West Yorkshire

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

First Small Stove Installation

Was looking for a small stove for my first self-install. Found Mark very helpful. Knowledgeable, friendly service. Stove burns well and generates lots more heat than the previous open fire. What is not to like?

Sam

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A Huge Thank You!

"Dear Mark and Gill, a huge thank you for designing and making the Hobbit stove! We had two different London-based fireplace companies tell us that we simply had to knock out the old cast iron and tile fireplace to fit in a woodburning stove, and that there was no other option! Then we found you online. We are delighted with our little Hobbit, which swallows up logs and kicks out a good amount of heat. Perfect for the winter! I will also be writing to the London-based fireplace companies to put the Hobbit on their radar. Best wishes."

Nat

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Delighted With Our Hobbit Stove!

"Mark, Gill, thank you for your assistance, we are delighted with our Hobbit! I fired it up this evening after taking all afternoon making a register plate to fit the opening."

Alan

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It's Brilliant!

"Hi Mark, here's a photo of the Hobbit installed in my Yorkist grate. It’s brilliant! It also throws out a lot more heat than the grate did."

Roger T

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Just to Say Thank You!

"I just had a chat with Gill saying how delighted we are with our little Hobbit stove, and to also thank you both for your attention to detail and excellent customer service!"

Derrick

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The Little Hobbit Has Stepped Up To The Challenge!

"We just wanted to say how impressed and how much of a life saver our little Hobbit has been! It was fitted a few months ago in our holiday home in Rhu, Scotland, which is a large open plan conversion in a Victorian house. This weekend our boiler decided it was not going to play ball. The little Hobbit has stepped up to the challenge, providing heat to a very large area, about twenty eight foot by twenty four foot with a high ceiling of about eighteen foot, keeping the room reasonably warm, warm enough for us not to use cardigans!”

Alan W

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Very Pleased With Our Hobbit!

"We are very pleased with the stove and think it looks great! We restored our fireplace (it was hidden under plaster!) and the whole look is better than we hoped!"

Neil

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Absolutely Delighted!

"Just had our Hobbit SE installed in our Victorian fireplace and we are absolutely delighted with the end result. We felt passionate about preserving our lovely fireplace!"

Andy

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Our Pride And Joy!

"What a fantastic fireplace with the beautiful Hobbit stove. It fits perfectly into the small space and throws out a lot of heat. Here's a photo of our little stove, now our pride and joy and much admired by all who see and feel the warmth."

Chris and C

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Fantastic!

"Just to bid you all a Happy New Year and to say how much we’re enjoying having our Hobbit stove! It was easy to fit with the help of your excellent ‘how to’ videos and we’re just awaiting our inspection by building control for the certification. The Hobbit has fitted neatly into the hearth vacated by the old gas back boiler (with a little cosmetic rendering) and never ceases to surprise us how much heat it can deliver to the point that the new condenser boiler is having an easy life, thereby saving us on gas bills too! Everyone loves having a ‘real fire’ in the living room."

Philip Baird

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

A Brilliant Little Wood Burner!

"The stove we bought from you is really starting to come into its own as the weather cools down. Here is a photo showing how much one of our dogs is enjoying it!"

Small Stove Installed in a Household Fireplace

Brilliant Product!

"Just wanted to share a picture of our newly installed Hobbit. Absolutely delighted with it, and so pleased we were able to retain our existing fireplace as well. Brilliant product, thank you!"

Marion

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