Reviving Vintage VWs with @kustomlifespace

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When the UK’s economy soured, and Nick Kaye’s (@kustomlifespace) construction company in Mid Wales went under, he saw it as the chance to pursue his true passions: carpentry, interior design and Volkswagen buses.

“Each bus has a story to tell,” he says. “I love it when they get stripped back to show all the lost souvenirs and trinkets they picked up along the way — old coins, key rings, maps and stickers that show where they’ve been.”

Each restoration is completely customized, allowing Nick to tailor the restoration to the clients’ intended use. It also caters to Nick’s obsessive attention to detail. “I get hung up on the smallest of details, which the majority of people would never even notice. But it’s all worth it when somebody actually does.”