The RetroPod team – Helen and Pete – live in the beautiful Byron Shire, far north coast NSW on a cattle farm with with our son.
We have had a long term love affair with vintage caravans, owning ‘the-pod’ since 2008, we are very excited to be turning this passion into a business and share the vintage caravan and glamping love.
This new venture allows us to use all our practical skills, acquired through careers as a Jeweller and a Mechanic, combined with our passion for vintage caravans to renovate and create beautiful spaces for you to create memories for a lifetime.
We pride ourselves on excellent service, here are reviews from some of our guests (via AirBnB):
“We booked the campsite and Helen did the rest! I am officially in love with “glamping”!! The tent is beyond gorgeous and had plenty of room for the 5 of us (2 adults and three boys 11-14 yo). Beds were comfy, and the amenities were perfect. Not to mention- at the end of our stay we just drove away (and Helen came back to do the rest).” Kim
“Helen was a terrific host and everything was exactly as represented. The van was a huge hit and the double bed especially comfy! It was all set up before our arrival and then packed down after we left – the easiest camping ever!” Vicki
“Staying in the Pod at Byron Bay Caravan Park was absolutely lovely. It provided everything we needed for an amazing weekend at Splendor and we will be sure to return next year. Thank you Helen!” Jay
“Awesome experience. We used Helen’s service for our Splendour in the Grass trip and it went seamlessly. A great way to camp as we didn’t have to worry about any setup at all after a 14 hour drive. Cheers Helen!” Steven
“Helen was amazingly helpful and responded to all my equiries. Organised this for Splendour in the Grass, she was very kind in assisting us with booking. Arrived to a fully functioning well setup camp site…nothing more to do except enjoy the festival! Very happy with everything. Love the Lotus Bell!” Grant
“Beautiful tent, spacious, fully appointed with fridge, cutlery etc. Hassle-free. Helen was extremely helpful. Would highly recommend and I’d certainly use again.” Alan
“Cannot recommend this enough. So, so awesome. Helen was fantastic, and let’s just say i’ll be back! Thanks for having us Helen!” Phil
“We had a magical weekend in the Lotus Belle sleeping under the stars to the sound of waves and cicadas. Helen was a wonderful hostand arriving to the camp spot with everything set up and ready to enjoy was wonderful. It was especially wonderful as we have a toddler so the setup would have taken much longer than our baby free days. I can’t recommend this option enough for someone who wants to reconnect with nature with a little bit of luxury. Helen thanks for the beautiful experience!” Jacqueline