Inspiring Individuality

Garden Shed- interior            Red House- double bed




Daphne's Caravans began in 1996 when I wanted a outdoor project and a private place of my own. Working with an old farm wagon, memories of gypsies from childhood books, my woodworking skills and my imagination, I created my dream space in the summer of 1997.  

Familiar with the Tardis? Dr. Who's space/time-travelling wonder? Tiny on the outside but infinitely large inside.  My first caravan is like that - with a floor space that's only 11' by 3 1/2', I have a comfortable bed, a cushioned bench, a flip-up table, shelves and a tall cupboard, as well as storage space under the bed and bench! Any wall space is filled with treasures.

Interest from family and friends, and the fun of creating, has kept me designing and building ever since. Each caravan remains an individual project, built specifically to match its future owner's dreams, imagination and purpose.

In 2004, I created a new experience for caravan lovers who are also DIYs:  Caravan School.  See the the Build-your-own section for details.

In 2007, my younger daughter joined me in building, so now it's a family affair!

Alas, no caravans in 2008 and 2009 while I was back at school full-time.  But I graduated (as a homeopath) in June 2010, so I am back to building!

Now I am living in a small town,  and have the space and time to build again.

If you're thinking of building your own caravan, feel free to get in touch.  Maybe I can help with some ideas and pointers!

Call (519) 986-3157, or email   

1997 1998 1999 2000
Toad's Caravan Ledge Wagon  Circus Wagon- winter


Toad's Caravan Writing Retreat Circus Wagon
2000 2001 2001 2002
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast


The Garden Shed


The Pout Room
2004 2005 2005 2005
First Towable Caravan


Cottage Retreat


Garden Shed Reborn


SCA Vardo


2005 2006 2006 2006
Vendor's Wagon Hobbit Gothic


3/4 size Garden Shed


Mini Sleeping Caravan


2007 2007 2007 2007
Cape Breton Island


Albany, New York


Santa Fe, New Mexico Martha's Vineyard
2007 2007 2010 2010



New York California: mobile taco wagon
2012 2012 2013 2013






NERO Canada


2013 2014 2014 2014
NERO Canada


NERO Canada


Market wagon, Ontario


Playhouse, Ajax, Ontario


2014-15 2015 2015 2015

Nancy's fabulous horse drawn vardo


Chicken Coop


Tiny perfect reading room


Chicken Coop #2


2015-16 2015-16 2016 2016
Tiny 6' ledge: simple living at the Sterling Renn Faire


9' ledge for Pennsic


8' ledge for NERO


Steampunk ledge


2016 2016-17 2016-17 2016-17
9' sloped sided with herring bone pattern


11' Mongolian luggage cart - SCA


11' ledge SCA


13' straight sided SCA


2017 2017 2017 2017
SCA Georgia


1860's photographer's wagon!


10' sloped for Amherst Island


Ledge for Amherst Island


2017 2017-18 2018 2018

On-site build - Prince Edward County Pam's new caravan


SCA 10' sloped


2018 2018 2018 2018
Fantasy Alive LARP


SCA Ottawa


New Hampshire




2018 2019 2019 2019
 Vendor Wagon Florida


Vendor Wagon for us


Ontario Cottage




2019 2019 2019 2019
SCA Vancouver


Neebing Ontario


Pennsylvania Vendor Wagon


Thunder Bay Vendor Wagon


2021 2021 2021 2021

Playhouse Burlington


Mobile Health Clinic Alberta


Backyard Retreat Minnesota


St Catherines Public Library


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