We want to help others realize the potential to achieve unforgettable adventures with ease, comfort and style, while also being kind to the earth.
It all started with two friends, a dream of adventure and a little technical know-how. Having long wanted to spend more time traveling and exploring the northern reaches of the continent, Camp N Car co-owner Steve Moore hatched the plan to buy a Honda Element, trick it out and live life on the road for a while. After sharing his plans with lifelong friend and Camp N Car co-owner Martin Nerbovig, they decided to work together on a sweet custom unit for Steve. After some 3D modeling work, CNC machining and no small amount of sandpaper, Steve’s build was complete and ready for adventure in Alaska. The product proved inspiring to many and would ultimately spark the idea to start Camp N Car after Steve returned from his journey in the north.
We take environmental stewardship seriously and only purchase our wood from vendors who procure their lumber from certifiably sustainable forests.
Almost any vehicle can be converted to include a sleeping area that provides you with everything you need to travel.
We hope our craftsmanship inspires people to travel in a meaningful way while growing their respect for mother nature as they experience her beauty.
“We believe in experiencing the vastness of the natural world without the excessive resource consumption of huge motorhomes and RVs”.
Meet the Team
As a tiny home dweller and enthusiast, Steve was a natural fit for joining the Camp N Car team. Steve brings his handiwork experience and understanding of small spaces to work in the Camp N Car shop by helping our crew assemble campervans and other projects. Having traveled the US extensively while on tour with his old band Schoolyard Heroes, Steve is a lover of both adventure and music. His collection of instruments and guitar pedals rivals even the most dedicated of musicians, and his extensive knowledge of tea is inspiring to all of us at Camp N Car.
Nobody on the Camp N Car team has more years of vanlife experience than Azami. Having lived extensively throughout many corners of the North American continent in a variety of vans, Azami knows what it takes to make life on the road work. A recent graduate from trade school, Azami got connected with Camp N Car through vanlife meetups and has brought their carpentry skills to the team to help us craft our amazing camper builds. In addition to their passion for travel, Azami is a highly skilled dancer and has been involved with the proto visionary nihilistic freakfest community for years.
Van Conversion Lead
Building out vans for living and travel is both a passion and way of life for Noa. An avid climber, Noa has spent many moons within the comfort of vans he has personally built. Throughout his time living in vans he has gained an intimate understanding of what it takes to make the ideal home on wheels. With an extensive knowledge of electrical, plumbing, cabinetry and all other aspects of van building, Noa leads the van conversion department and does everything from custom jobs to pre-built campervans. In addition to climbing, Noa loves surfing and also enjoys relaxing with some video games every now and then.
Of all the staff at Camp N Car nobody has bought and sold more vans than Ryan. With an eye for detail and a love for the craft of vehicle camping, there are few more qualified to oversee Camp N Car’s production of standard products. Ryan works hard to ensure that every kit going out to our customers is finished and packaged with care, while also juggling shop improvements, photography and other crucial projects that keep Camp N Car going. His love of vanlife is fueled by an insatiable thirst for adventure, whether it’s climbing, skiing or hiking. Ryan is also an avid guitar player and has been known to participate in a little ultimate frisbee every now and then too.
Born and raised on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Steve’s exposure to the wonders of the outdoors started at a young age. This love for nature has followed him throughout his career, from a 3 year tenure at Washington Trails Association to a 6 month travel stint in Alaska that inspired the creation of Camp N Car. Steve is one of Camp N Car’s co-founders and manages communications, marketing, sales and more. His worldly experiences and a degree from the University of Washington in Seattle have prepared and inspired him for all the excitement of entrepreneurship. In his free time Steve can be found climbing mountains, woodworking and playing guitar in his band Savsatt.
Having grown up on a farm in the foothills below the Olympic Mountains, Martin is no stranger to the beauty of this world. Growing up in an environment which encouraged ingenuity and imagination ultimately led him to pursue an education in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University. It was here that Martin’s love of tinkering would blossom into a wide variety of design and fabrication skills that he is now using to create our sweet camper builds. Martin oversees all of the CNC design and manufacturing of Camp N Car’s products while also writing a mean instruction manual. When not working, Martin enjoys fine literature, inventing and hiking.
Micah Van Lelyveld
With a wealth of carpentry experience and no shortage of vanlife miles, Micah is one of the best minds you could ask for to lead the Camp N Car custom shop. Micah has spent much of his life traveling and living in beautiful locations such as Hawaii but much like his fellow owners he can’t escape the charm of Port Townsend. Whether it’s drawing up plans for a tiny camper or cutting holes in the side of vans for windows, Micah’s skills and attention to detail ensure that every project that comes through our shop is as perfect as can be. In addition to being an amazing builder Micah is a killer DJ and has been known to knit a hat or two as well.
Moral Support & Receiver of Pets
Every good shop needs a dog around, and Sushi is the best dog for the job. Sushi is a good girl who can often be found hanging out in the Camp N Car office, she does a great job at keeping things light and is always down to receive pets from any of the members of Camp N Car staff. Her passion for camping is bested only by her love of treats, long walks and making silly noises.