I came across this video last night – and immediately went mental over it.
This little ‘pop top’ caravan is so cute. Tardis-like, it seems bigger on the inside and the girl and her friend did a spectacular job of decorating it. It just looks like summertime in a box!
I want it – it would be just perfect for me.
I’ve wanted for so long to have a hut. A tiny home of my own somewhere beautiful. I have several obstacles on that front:
- I don’t live in Norway – unlike Scandinavia there is no real hut-culture in Scotland. The closest we really have is the garden allotment system – but that’s not what I’m after. There are hutting communities here but very few and they are constantly under pressure from landowners. Speaking of which…
- Scotland is owned by a handful of very rich people. Most of rural Scotland is a patchwork of huge, privately owned estates run for ‘sport’. So it’s hard to find somewhere for your hut to sit.
- I’m not not rich and I’m not ‘handy’. Even if I bought a piece of land I’d be unable to build myself a hut – and after paying for the real estate I doubt I could afford to pay someone to build it for me.
So, for those and other reasons, it seems unlikely I’ll ever get my hut. However, a folding caravan…
As I said, that video sent me a bit mental last night. I almost bought a ‘trailer tent’ from a guy in a nearby town (I was going to part exchange my kayaks for it). This morning though I realised it wouldn’t suit my needs. It was little more than a really big empty tent. My tiny house needs to be more self contained than that.
I’ve been searching around today and I’ve found it. This is what I want:
This is a folding camper. Isn’t it beautiful!!! When it’s set up it looks like the tent of a Beduin prince! It’s spacious, light and airy and contains everything a person could require (Maddy – it even has that camping en suite you mentioned). I love the ingenious design: everything folding and shifting and fitting into place – so clever!
When it’s packed away it becomes this neat trailer – easy to tow with any car. I could buy a brand new one (like that pictured above) for a surprisingly reasonable amount. Or, I could get a second hand one much cheaper and do it up in my own style like our young Kiwi friend did with hers. I could then tow it up the West coast somewhere beautiful, unfold it – and have my own tiny home from home – just like I’ve always wanted.
Obviously I’d need a car for this too but pfft, that’s nothing.
I’m so happy about this idea. This plan is going to keep me warm for months… I may even put it into action someday…