Home Is Where You Park It is an exciting new storytelling project which will be collecting stories and memories from the North East VW Campervan community. Through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and crowdfunding, we will be gathering stories and memories of campervan owners that will have a great social importance. We want to collect tales of the road trips & restorations, the breakdowns & DIY fixes, of the people and their vans and what brought them together.
The stories will illustrate the history and heritage of the VW campervan through the stories of the people who drive them, gathered at storytelling workshops across the region, through oral history interviews and special events and festivals.
The stories collected will be formed into a storybook and will be archived for future generations.
"VW campervans are often considered iconic and for many owners they aren’t just a means of transport but a way of life. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players we’re pleased to support this project which will provide an insight into an important part of popular culture and delve into memories and stories spanning more than six decades."Ivor Crowther, Head of Heritage Lottery Fun North East