Inspiring Individuality

 

Georgian Homesteading and Survival Show, Aug 2-3, 2015

Took the new chicken coop and the tiny new cedar ledge wagon

Everyone loved the smell of the cedar!

  

Current Projects:

**1** and **1A** **2** **3**
Steam Punk Caravan next in line

 

**1**

The first project this year is complete: a fully-insulated chicken coop,  on a simple 4'x5' trailer.  `The girls` are happy in their new home and laying delicious country eggs in the spacious boxes.

      

    **1a**

I suddenly found myself building a second chicken coop, in a hurry, to be ready for the Georgian Homesteading and Survival Show on Aug 2 and 3 (look it up on Facebook).  Building in modular pieces with plywood is certainly faster!

         

**2**

Next, my cedar reading room caravan. 

    

 Many thanks to my brother Rob who made these beautiful doors, so I didn't have to go to the Homesteading show with a blank doorway.

And many thanks also to Skip Izon, of Shadow River Boatworks, for cutting the boards for the cedar strip ceiling.  The roof is now covered in tin and the bay window filled with stained glass.

   

The writing desk in front of the bay window converts to a bed. 

  

     

**3**

The next project is a steam punk caravan.   I've got a GREAT local scrap yard to forage in!   Found two great carriage lamps for it at a yard sale!

I'm back to working with stained glass, so custom windows are now a possibility.

         

NEW!!!

  Nancy's fabulous horsedrawn caravan!

  

 The decoration is Value Village and personal nostalgia, and the effect is stunning!  She says it's finished, but.....

     

 

           

 

Want to build your own caravan?

       

 for information about workshops click here

 

Whether you build your caravan yourself or I help you, my goal is to foster your creativity and bring your dream to life.

            Circus Wagon- winter

Gypsy Camp at NERO Canada

For our history and pictures of all our caravans, click here


 

For  Pictures of  Other Homemade Caravans

 

and Links to related sites, click here

For Ideas about caravan uses, click here

For Design possibilities, click here

 

In March 2013 I drove to Wisconsin to visit Circus World Museum.

  Imagine being surrounded by these awesome circus wagons!

   

To inspire you, here's a link to a Yahoo group dedicated to caravan building:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vardoshavora/

 

LATEST CARAVANS:

The BEARAVAN, a playhouse for two small boys

      

8' Ledge, headed for NERO Canada

  

11' Ledge, also at NERO Canada

     

    

        

 

Farmers Market Wagon

I haven't seen the finished caravan!

             

              

11' Cedar Ledge

   

       

             

       

Pam's new caravan, a 12' ledge

check it out on Pam's blog: mynewcaravan.wordpress.com

 

 Cramalot, a rebuild of a 1970s Scotty Highlander, with a gypsy flair.

 

Minnie, a tiny cedar ledge

                       

 

(519) 986-3157 or daphne@daphnescaravans.com