Camper vanning

I have a hankering to get a small second-hand camper van, like a VW California or a Mercedes Marco Polo, to explore France and beyond, but they are soooo expensive. Any ideas?

Catherine - I have exactly the same plan but its too early for me yet as I wont be moving permanently to my place for a few years.

I had been searching on EBAY in the meantime and came across this one that looked perfect for me but as I say its too early though it may suit you - I don't know anything about it apart from the site details but may be worth a look if its still available - condition would be that I could borrow it while there of course :-)