Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Camping wagon (like a Shepherd's hut) - Booking information and reviews



Alison 
Sep 20th, 12014 ":Thanks for having us. It was perfect. Feeling rested and peaceful. Can you give me the price for bringing the kids? We'd like to come back soon. I know you have three bookings already. When are they for and we'll avoid those dates."
18.9.2014.

Balcony with bistro table and chairs,
calor gas cooker and campfire pans




Interior





Having tested it on your behalf, we can now take your bookings.
There is a bit of a loose waiting list but put your dates forward now.
Mid week is less busy and a small discount may be available.
It is situated at the back of the top, middle meadows
 with the pitch "Aero" as it's garden, boules (on request) green, space for an extra tent.
Made with reclaimed timber, shutters, windows, etc.

It has a double mattress and a 3/4 bunk for 2 small under 10's
So you only need bring duvets, pillows and bottom sheets or sleeping bags
or I can provide bedding for £4 a person.
You only need bring your food then.

It is starting  Autumn off 1st night at £50 for 2, plus £15 each child.
2nd night reductions.
There are further discounts for regulars.

Off grid but equipped with wood burning stove,


Jug to heat washing up water

2 comfy leather car seats.
2 burner and grill calor gas stove.
A lantern. (you may like to bring more)

Kitchen equipment, crockery, pots and pans,
Water container, washing up bowl, etc
 Clothes airer.

On the balcony:- campfire pans.
Bistro table and chairs


Dedicated camp fire and furniture.
Compost toilet at "Pyramid" approx 20 metres.
See other posts for build details and features.

Great for birdwatchers (lay in bed and watch the chiff chaffs and wood warblers)


Ask for booking details (online banking transfer secures your booking quicker)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Camping wagon - A few details of the build



Initial ground preparation for the wagon



recycled windows

Shelving

 2 of the 6 wagon wheels

Recycled French doors at front



Double bed with good mattress
3/4 Bunk bed for 2 small children

Some items provided

reclaimed windows at rear side of wagon


Smoke from woodburner - 


Leather Rover seats for interior


Balcony entrance with reclaimed shutters




Campfire area


Harvest table at campfire



13.9.2014
The "Louis" woodburner from "Windy Smithy"
Chosen to heat an 18' Shepherd's wagon.
Woodburner
Worth the £600 for the proper flues and fittings, to heat you on a winter's evening.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Camping wagon build

A unique camping experience in the making -
A cross between a Shepherd's Hut/Showman's/Woodmans wagon/Prairie Schooner, etc.
Based on a set of industrial recycled wheels.
12.9.13
Fitting back windows




11.9.2014
6 second video testing wood stove



3.9.2014
Towing onto top meadows, ready to complete...... within a few weeks

Towing into position

21.7.14
Beautiful shutters, courtesy of our friend 


 Panelling the interior


14.7.2014
Floor sanding
Floor sealing




8.7.2014
Rubber bond fleeceback glued on top
courtesy



7.7.2014
Ceiling, insulation, roof, roofing rubber









4.7.2014
roof detail with insulation








2.7.2014
23.6.2014
Balcony railings


13.6.2014

Oak cladding


10.6.2014
Insulation


Vapour barriers going on

Oak cladding

9.6.2014



Oak framing






Artistic license on proposed glamping option:-

Yes, that's our old canoe as a roof


 Oak floor boards on. 6.6.2014








Start of build 20.5.2014
Daily updates
Assorted old trailers to clean up






 Framing







Greased 5th wheel




Some of you regulars may recognise what is being pulled out of the bushes




Massive set of wheels to recycle






























Strengthening


Floor Insulation