Can you recommend a small van which extends upwards and can fit a double bed inside?

Dear John, my boyfriend and I want a smallish van that will be reliable, economical on fuel, and compact, but big enough to extend up when needed (he is six feet tall) and possibly to have a double bed at night. We have had Toyota recommended- could we have your recommendations please?

Asked on 11 July 2011 by RP, via email

Answered by Honest John
The smallest and most economical is the Citroen Nemo R10 Romahome. It passed the chicken test at: www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/citroen/citroen-ro.../
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