The Story

Hi, I'm Julie, creator of sheltaPod.

I've been a keen camper for many years, it's a great way to relax from the stresses and strains of life as a TV News camerawoman. 


I bought my first campervan 5 years ago but I couldn't find an awning that was quick and easy to put up singlehanded for one or two overnights. All I needed was a bit of outside shelter from the wind and rain when I was cooking and dining. I also needed extra space where family and friends could sleep.


The market is full of big, bulky awnings that block the light and views from inside the van. They claim to be 'quick erect', but in reality they take much longer. And they take up too much storage space when travelling in a small van
. I didn't want that so I decided to get out my sewing machine and make my own. That early prototype gave birth to several factory prototypes.

A year later 'sheltapod' was born

Aberafon Campsite, Llŷn Peninsula
sheltaPod prototype v1
made on my sewing machine at home
Pete  #sheltaPodog on the 
  Isle of Skye, Scotland
Kynance Cove, Cornwall

In August 2016 we launched our first crowdfunding campaign with KICKSTARTER​.  Ultimately it was unsuccessful but we learnt alot from the process and immediately started working towards our 2nd attempt.

In October 2016 we launched another campaign with INDIEGOGO and on the 20th of November we reached our crowdfunding goal. Since then sheltaPod has continued to gain pre orders and production started in early 2017. Our estimated first delivery to customers is May 2017 and we're hoping to get a 2nd production run started soon after.

Rhossili Beach, Gower, Wales

 Life adventures = wealth

Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey