mcmoonter.. Glad you like it expect to see a fully built one within the week 😀
I have been looking at the options for the base and indeed a trailer would be great and would make moving it about a lot easier. I was also looking at caravan bases which seem to be widely available. Trawling through E bay there are also a surprising amount of cast wheels about, that would give an authentic look, but obviously be a slower building process.
There are some very nice bespoke ones available off the shelf but they are in the £20,000 !!! range.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
They are getting very popular now. Original ones are very basic underneath, just a couple of large lumps of timber with a floor on top, and a pivoting axle attached to another lump of timber. A friend of mine has two at her hotel/restaurant near Castle Combe, which she lets out, and has staff staying in. One is dated somewhere around 1875 underneath.Posted 4 years ago
[/url] Fosse Farmhouse by CountZero1, on Flickr[/img]
I have been looking/thinking about building something in the garden to use as accommodation, and came across these. Like a middle class Caravan but, I do like them and they look easy enough to build.
Thinking that the chassis would be a bit of a challenge, especially to get it to move usefully.
Anybody got or built one. Mine would need to be a biggie as it would need a bathroom.Posted 4 years ago
Hi Kayak, Hope you dont take this the wrong way..But what was the toilet arrangement in the one you stayed in like ?
It was rented out by some farmer types in their field in the Gower, so they had a little outside toilet and shower building for customers. I guess you could look at basically caravan type toilets.Posted 4 years ago
Ian Might be an option just to heavily modify an old caravan like this guy.
Me and my Dad dismantled a large static Caravan, the mess was truly terrible ( I wish I could find the pic of my Dad when we were doing this 🙁 )
Love to build the wheels but the process probably too slow for my impatience ( Nice vid BTW ).
One good thing about the traditional wheel set up is that the the top would be movable to catch the light.
What about a build that enabled the trailer to be removed when needed ?Posted 4 years agodtiSubscriber
use a good strong hay trailer chassis (you will need a tractor to tow)
caravan ones are too weak and need careful engineering.
this is the one I built.Posted 4 years agodtiSubscriber
the deck on a hay/bale trailer is strong enough to build off,
flatish roof keeps the height down as they can get quite high when
built off these trailers – helps to be dug in when sited.
lightweight version here using corrugated-
used as amenity block for the campsite.
3d of the cabin layout is on the weebly site – scroll downPosted 4 years ago
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