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-founder 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 technical prowess and understanding of small spaces to work in the Camp N Car shop by managing the production and fulfilment of our standardized product lines. He keeps our CNC machine running and ensures that all of our kits leaving the facility are packaged with care. 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.
A graduate from the Northwest School for Wooden Boatbuilding’s contemporary program, Dewey has a knack for all things plumbing, electrical and more. After spending some time in the boat industry Dewey has jumped ship to the wonderful world of vans where he is applying his skills in Camp N Car’s custom shop. Dewey’s work ensures that vans can have healthily functioning electrical systems along with sinks, heaters, toilets, stoves, showers and more. He also brings an infectiously positive attitude and frequently treats his colleagues to delicious baked goods from a local cafe.
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.
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.
Van Conversion Specialist
Having worked on everything from classic boat restoration to museum displays, Mike is a talented jack of all trades who is now applying his skills to the art of van conversions. Mike’s multitude of trade proficiencies make him an ideal van builder since he can tackle a wide variety of projects and has a knack for understanding how complex systems work in tandem with one another. He’s no stranger to adventure either, having crossed the ocean from California to Hawaii in a 28’ Pearson Triton sailboat that he restored himself. When not in the shop Mike enjoys traveling the world, riding bikes and volunteering in the community.
One of the most talented carpenter’s in the shop, John is responsible for so much of the beautiful cabinetry to come out of the Camp N Car custom shop. His innovative approach to carpentry is always raising the bar for custom projects of all shapes and sizes, whether it’s a tiny SUV camper or a kitchen galley in a full van conversion. John’s skills have been honed through a diverse career in cabinetry that spans everything from kitchen builds to speaker cabinets and beyond. He holds a deep appreciation for all things music and audio engineering and would be happy to include a beautiful custom sound system in your van if you wanted it.
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.