How to make money in France? South Westy for all your rental van needs


Although building a rental apartment onto our home in Capestang is still a viable income option, Alfonz came up with another fabulous idea to rent out Westfalia Camper Vans supplying the Languedoc region we live in.

It seems like a natural progression for Alfonz after 25 years of European auto parts, with his infinite knowledge of cars on a whole, for him to choose something he is already versed in.

The rule of thumb, they say: do what you know, and do what you love. Well, Alfonz knows everything there is to know about the mechanics of vehicles, and as a family we love to camp in our Westfalia camper van. Sounds like he followed the rules quite nicely when making his business decision.

South Westy Rentals – for all your camping van needs. Rent one of our Westfalia vans, which come fully equipped, from sleeping bag-DVD player and everything in between.

Renting a Westfalia lets you experience the same adventures we have enjoyed the last year while travelling around Europe with our kids.

Seems like a great way for us to further share our adventures with our readers, passing on our knowledge and bring the same experience to you.

The vans are easily maneuvered through the narrow European streets, while visiting little villages along winding roads, going where the big sister campers cannot go. Great on fuel, trendy look, well designed, our Westfalia campers are a home away from home, making camping more versatile and fun.

We can accommodate 1-7 people, depending on your needs.

Our 7-passenger Viano van comes with an addition 2-3-man tent and sleeps 4-5 inside the cabin. Includes an outdoor camper stove, a wash basin, a table and chair set and voila, you have the full camper experience.

Our 4-passenger Marco Polo full camper, comes with a built-in kitchen and sink, as well as storage.

The reason for Mercedes instead of VW

We have been fans of Westfalias for many years now and have owned a few, which were all VW’s. In the early 2000?s Mercedes took over the company Westfalia and being from Canada we had no idea as we never got the Mercedes version there. When we moved to France and started looking for a vehicle, we found out about the MB Viano Westy. As they were priced the same as VW, we had a look and found a few interesting features. Being rear wheel drive, the front engine bay isn’t jam packed or full of extra moving parts which makes it a lot easier to maintain. Not to mention that for the same reason it has a much better turning radius. Still a big fan of VW’s, but for function, reliability and a piece of mind for our customers we decided on the Mercedes Viano Fun/Marco Polo made by Westfalia. You can expect the same interior design and quality as always.

Our rental vans have add-on options too. One is a food package to get you started on your first few days out, and the other is a bike rack package that carries up to 4 bicycles.

We offer free pick-up and drop off service from Beziers and Narbonne, and Montpellier for a minimal fee.

As we renovate our home to complete my dream of running a gite, Alfonz gets to have his own fun, running his new rental Van Company.

For more information on South Westy Rentals visit our website at

The adventure continues.

That’s Hamori!

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