If you have built a caravan and would like to show it here, please get in touch!
In the fall of 2005, Rae came to the farm to build a new caravan to replace one she'd made several years earlier for her SCA character. She tells the story of building her caravans on her website.
Check Rae's Links for many more amazing caravans.
Jordyn 2015: British Columbia
Jordyn emailed some questions in 2014, and here's the beautiful caravan she and her family created over the winter and spring! I like the fact that the porch is made of separate boards, not part of the interior floor. This way, when it weathers, the boards can be replaced easily.
Here's a slideshow of the building process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUpCZyjzWcY
Jane 2015: Australia!
Only a few months ago, Jane bought an old 6`x8`trailer that turned out to be the back half of a pre-WW2 pickup! It transformed into a simple Reading caravan. This is a great style for spaciousness, as long as it starts out wide enough. And now, she's bought a second trailer!
Scott 2015: Ontario
Scott lives nearby, and in the spring of 2015 he looked over one of my finished caravans to get an idea how to start his own. With some help creating the curved roof and putting in the roof beams, he's done an awesome job. I love all his extra scroll work!
Stephen, SCA, 2013:
It seems very appropriate that this caravan's first trip was to Pennsic!
Have a look at this new life for a classic 1938 truck!
Here's a new caravan, spring 2009. Linda built it herself, and is already making improvements. (that's what we do.... over and over and over) I love the door on the side - it must change the feeling of the inside space amazingly!
"The 'van is essentially finished except
for the interior finish work, which I expect to chip away at over the
next few months. I pulled it up to Medford OR two weeks ago and went
camping with my son and granddaughters. The 'van was easy to tow,
although my gas mileage was AWFUL. We stayed quite cozy in it, and
though it rained every day we were there, not a drop got inside. The
girls loved it.
MidKnight Construction, Lundegaard Armoury I love the whimsy of this one, and of all his Ren Fare buildings!
Harold's Mini Donut vardo:
From buggy frame to a whimsical chaise lounge that follows the sun and the breeze on Catherine's country property
Blue Moon Gypsies:
Susan at Providence Acres has compiled an amazing list of links to all things gypsy! Her main focus is horses, but she has links to so much else! Blue Moon Gypsies
Gypsy Jib is a Romany dictionry published in England in 2003 by James Hayward. I enjoyed his family history and really appreciated all James' photographs, short anecdotes and explanations scattered throughout the book.
International Museum of Carousel Art:
Hood River, Oregon www.oregon.com/attractions/international-museum-carousel-art
Circus World Museum: Baraboo, Wisconsin www.circusworldbaraboo.org
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