Van Spots is free resource, with no ads. The aim is to keep it that way.
It takes some clever engineering in order to do this. You may notice at times the site takes a long time to load, this is because it turns off when no one is using it.
We're working at the moment to try and improve performance across all areas of the site.
Van Spots is an open-source project built by one person in their spare time using Ruby on Rails.
It is still in development so let me know if anything isn't working as expected.
All the core functionality is now live; you can sign up, add, find and review spots.
If there are any features you would like to see, any feedback you would like to give, or any bugs that you find please get in touch.
If you want to get in touch with suggestions or just to have a chat, drop me an email.
More information coming soon!
Update the front page to add most recent spots and reviews
Updated the default sorting of spots on the index page, so the best rated spots are now at the top.
Added loading icon to increase descriptiveness of background processes.
Van Spots has had some performance improvements and a load more spots added.
Please let us know if you have any issues!
Update to front page
Lots of little background updates and a major change to the design of the Spot Finder page
Lovely spot, no views to speak of apart from the church but hidden from the road, very quiet and peaceful.
Small spot. Some road noise, you are right next to the A-road. Great for an overnight, but not really the most chill spot. A few dog walkers in the morning. Nice and f...
But there are a few spots along this road if this exact one is full. Not suitable for motor homes
Car park is basic and there are no facilities. Parking is technically allowed but only a couple of vans. There are lots of rules including no fires and dogs must be on...
Beautiful spot tucked away off main road near the river but no overnight parking allowed (July 2022).
More details coming soon
There are two ways of finding a spot to camp in, you can either browse the Map or use the Spot Finder to browse for a spot.
There are some basic filters on the spots index with hopefully some more coming soon.
Click the link in the nav bar and sign up
Either find the location on the map and click or tap on the map or enter the latitude and longitude yourself on the create spot page
View the Spot and click Rate Spot
If you are the person who created the spot then you can edit it. There should be an Edit Spot button next to the Rate Spot button
From your Profile page, click the Edit Profile button