Inspiring Individuality

Garden Shed- interior            Red House- double bed

 

 

History:

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  daphne@daphnescaravans.com   

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

 

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

California

California

 

New York

 

California: mobile taco wagon

 

2012 2012 2013 2013
Syracuse

 

Pennsylvania

 

Minnesota

 

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
 
10' sloped sided - SCA 1860's photographer's wagon! 10' sloped for Amherst Island Ledge for Amherst Island
2017 2017    

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

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