Vanfolk Sprinter Conversion

Our Hobbit small wood burning stove has found its home in a second campervan conversion by Vanfolk!

Hobbit small wood burning stove installed in a Mercedes Sprinter by Vanfolk 1

This beauty started out as a regular 2014 Mercedes Sprinter, but it’s been lovingly converted by Em and Simon, who have transformed it into this stunning tiny home on wheels! The pair started converting vans during lockdown, and it soon became their full-time jobs! Em and Simon formed Vanfolk, a campervan conversion business that’s based in Bristol. Their vans are available to hire, and they also sell them too! If you haven’t seen their first van conversion, then make sure you check it out here!

They were quite nervous when it came to installing a small wood burner into a van for the first time, as they had some worries about whether the van would get too hot, or whether they would actually ever need to use it. However, it turned out to be the best thing they ever did! Em and Simon found that our small wood burning stove kicks out just the right amount of heat, and it’s also great for drying out any moisture in the air.

Our tiny wood stove also makes it warm and cosy inside the van, and the stove has been sited on a platform with a nifty fuel store beneath it, so you’ll always have logs to hand! The Hobbit stove even makes the van off-grid and winter-ready, so it can be enjoyed all-year-round! Whether you decide to visit the beach or travel across the moors, pull-up at the road-side or camp out under the night sky, our small wood burner will always be there to keep you warm and cosy on your adventures!

The interior of the van is filled with crisp white lines, which enhances the bold kitchen and the solid walnut detailing. The van offers plenty of storage along with the ultimate must-haves, and it even has a king-size bed thrown in too!

This Mercedes Sprinter has been converted with a huge amount of love and care – the cabinetry is all handmade from scratch, there’s a ceramic baby Belfast sink, cosy reading lights, a solar energy bluetooth smart system, and loads more unique, exciting and well-considered features.

It’s insulated with recycled wool, celotex boards and closed cell foam, so the van stays cool on warm days, but it still keeps the heat in at night. There’s also plenty of ventilation to prevent any moisture forming.

If you’re wondering how you might be able to incorporate one of our small wood burning stoves into the design of your campervan, then check out our van flue kits to see how you could get a Hobbit stove easily installed.

If you’re at all unsure about what flue parts you might need, then please feel free to contact us, as we offer a bespoke flue consultancy service free of charge. We’ve also written an article on how to install a small wood stove into a vehicle, and we’ve made a video which will guide you through the process.

Make sure you check out the Vanfolk Facebook Page to stay up-to-date with all of their recent projects and campervan conversions!

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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

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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

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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?


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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."


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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."


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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

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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!"


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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

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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!"


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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!"


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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

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"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

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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!"

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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!"



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