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About us

Since the publication of The Van Conversion Bible in early 2021, Nohma has grown from just Charlie and Dale running the business from their campervan, to a nomadic team of 13 working remotely from vans and off-grid houses across the world.

From humble beginnings, to a multi-award winning international team, designing 2,000+ electrical systems every year. But how did we get here?

Who are Nohma?

We are the number 1 resource for van conversions.

We design bespoke off-grid electrical systems and sell trusted electrical products for those looking to convert their vehicle into a campervan or business on wheels.

We remove the technical challenges of speccing, designing and installing an off-grid electrical system, offering reliable and safe products to meet the unique requirements of each customer.

Our core values

👷🏻‍♀️ Systems should be designed by engineers, not salesmen.

🌎 We do the right thing, for people and for the planet.

⭐ We strive to provide the gold standard of customer service.

🏔️ You don’t need to be in an office to be productive.

🚐 Empowering our customers and employees to live life differently.

Our mission statement

We empower people to put experiences ahead of possessions, and live a more sustainable and fulfilling life 🌎

Shockingly good stats ⚡

Authority on
campervan electrics*
A team of
working nomadically
across the world 🌎
Winners of
Service of the Year!
GBEA Awards 22 & 23

Our history

January 2019

We buy ‘Ringo’, a bright yellow ex-DHL delivery van, and start converting him into our little home on wheels. We also start documenting the build on Instagram (@climbingvan).

March 2020

A week after our conversion is complete, the UK is plunged into its first nationwide lockdown. With our travel plans scuppered, we decide to use our backgrounds in science and engineering to write the definitive book about how to convert a campervan. We also launch our website,

March 2021

After almost a year of hard work, The Van Conversion Bible is released. It’s currently the bestselling van conversion book, receiving glowing reviews worldwide.

April 2021

Fed up of living for weekends and holidays, we give up the stability of our 9-5 office jobs for life on the road, and move into Ringo full-time. This allows us to work remotely from the road with the mountains as our backdrop.

September 2021

We launch Nomadic Energy, our off-grid electrical system design service.

November 2022

Nomadic Energy wins Service of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and The Van Conversion Bible wins Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book of the Year, and the Best Indie Book Award.

March 2024

We launch our new website,, and fully rebrand from Climbingvan and Nomadic Energy to Nohma (@nohmaadventure on social media).


We’re now a team of 13, living and working nomadically across the world. Everyone in an engineering role comes from a technical engineering or science background to ensure that your system is designed by an expert. We all live an off-grid nomadic lifestyle, so you can purchase your system from likeminded people.

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Meet our off-grid team

Charlie Low


With a fascination for space and a love of maths, Charlie used to dream of becoming an astronaut. After studying Physics w. Astrophysics at university, she went on to become Head of Analytics & Insight for a travel company, working in data analytics, digital marketing and software development.

After spending almost 5 years office-bound, she handed in her notice so she could swap her 9-5 job for life on the road. Charlie loves nothing more than being outdoors, whether climbing a rugged sea cliff, bivvying up an alpine mountain, or wild swimming in a chilly, glacial lake.

For the past 3 years Charlie has combined her scientific background with her marketing and data skills to both work on developing Nohma’s complex algorithms, and ensure that everyone who needs help with a converting a van knows about Nohma.

Dale Comley


Dale has always been intrigued by how things work, and spent much of his childhood building and inventing things. After finishing his degree in Product Design, he worked as an engineer in a design consultancy, before going on to become Lead Engineer at a large tech company.

Since quitting his job, he’s enjoyed swapping daily commutes for early morning adventures. Dale has been climbing since he was tiny, and loves nothing more than a bit of suffering, whether that’s climbing a big wall or carrying a bag that’s almost as heavy as he is.

Dale has enjoyed using his engineering and design experience to advance Nohma’s electrical design service; ensuring everything runs efficiently, every system is fit for purpose, and every wiring diagram is clear and easy to understand.