for over 20 years
to Spring 2020!
new world, at least temporarily. I'm not doing any new builds at
the moment, but I'll be busy with two from last year to finish. As
ever, I'm happy to chat with anyone thinking of making their own
painting project that has grown into more....
spring, I decided to paint the trim on the little cedar caravan because
it had weathered badly since I painted the green two years ago. It
was parked on a local farm, under some trees. I removed the trim
pieces and took them home to paint inside. When I got to the
doors, I removed them and covered the doorway with a big sheet of
plywood. Then it got really cold, so I didn't go back for a few
mistakes: time and a gap behind the bottom of the plywood.
is a combination of huge pine cones and black walnuts. There was even a
nest hidden in the back left corner! Got it all cleaned out this
week, put the doors back on, and gave a sigh of relief. Too soon:
squirrel really wants back in! He did all this chewing in only 24 hours.
At least the damage is only to trim, so it will be easy to replace. Oh,
and of course, he chewed through the screens for a second time.
moved the caravan into an open field, and so far, so good. Keeping
an eye on it...
our 2019 Vendor
its first event:
2019: an onsite build,
COMPLETED in 9 days!
for the municipality of Neebing, Ontario. Based on the Journey's Middle
series of children's books by Barbara Parent, it will be set up in the municipality's park.
started on Saturday August 17 in the Neebing municipal garage!
empty trailer to a floor and the start of the framing and back wall
board sanding and painting by helpers Barb and Celeste, ledges complete,
front wall framing
progress! Front wall, side frames, both curved ends, and lots more
stopped early for a trip to the Diamond Willow Amethyst Mine!
beams and more painting and lots of visitors!
trim cut and ready, and the first two layers of the roof
the outside trim; windows installed; starting the interior
trim, installed the metal roof, and worked on the sliding door for the
wall over the trailer hitch
where I've been working all week - a 20 minute drive south of
bays and great company:
success: finished the (almost invisible) sliding door in the front
wall, and installed the Dutch doors. Painted, painted and painted,
and added more trim. Almost done!
Barb, Celeste, and Bob.
the details in focus for me;
you sanded and painted like a pro; and
you kept us
smiling, while you got a lot of work done.
the three of you, the project would not have run so smoothly and so
single beds instead of a double or queen, and outside trim to disguise
straight side walls
build-ins, but it still feels spacious
home in the woods by a river
to Pennsic, 2019
wagon for chimney cakes, an Eastern European delight, situated in
wagon for Lailokens Awen incense, to be completed spring 2020
this great little market truck by Chris Stark:
and the best yet!
and delivered to NERO Canada site June 28
Pam's third caravan. (The others were
built in 2000 and 2013)
A year in
the making, it has every feature she could imagine!
interior represents countless trips to flea markets and thrift stores.
table took up space in our living room for weeks, and she filled the
winter hours with creating the stained glass windows.
can enjoy it! Happy dreaming!
this is a vendor wagon, with selling space on three sides
twofairiesandadwarf.com for pictures of the completed caravan in use
(and to see their awesome goods for sale)
BUILD in Prince Edward County, Ontario
ready to cut the 1st curve
most of the roof, the bed
finished the under-roof, started the windows
the interior is starting to take shape
half day of trim and windows, then home
trip: metal roof, front door, bay window. The finishing will
happen after I leave.
Caravan. Varnished pine with stained accents.
TWO caravans for
Amherst Island, Lake Ontario
with collapsible ends for
I'm making it for myself 'just because', but if it interests you, get in
Brigadoon down the road. Still no door...
Springs' Turas Mor and vintage festival:
Cedar 11' Ledge
Wagon for Pennsic
Caravan with an old, weather-worn look. It's an 1867
Finish It Yourself!
This is as much as I am doing on
this caravan. The owners will do all the finishing work and
painting! The herring bone pattern took longer to do, but looks
Stained Glass Ideas
Small plywood version of the
cedar reading room but less than half the price
Ledge Wagon for Pennsic
The tongue and groove pine siding
was cut for us locally. The doors were made in the same shop.
with built-in crib for NERO
x 6' straight sided
full time living space
A fully-insulated chicken coop,
on a simple 4'x5'
trailer. `The girls` are happy in their new home and laying
delicious country eggs in the spacious boxes.
the first, I suddenly found myself building
a second chicken
coop, in a
hurry, to be ready for the Georgian Homesteading and Survival Show.
Building in modular pieces with plywood is certainly faster!
thanks to Skip Izon, of Shadow River Boatworks, for cutting the boards
for the cedar strip ceiling.
The writing desk in front of the bay window converts to a bed.
Minnie, from 2012, at a
pumpkin festival in October 2015
FABULOUS look!!! Nancy's horse drawn caravan!
decoration is Value Village and personal nostalgia, and the effect is
stunning! She says
it's finished, but.....
you build your
caravan yourself or I help you, my goal is to foster your creativity and
bring your dream to life.
In March 2013 I
drove to Wisconsin to visit Circus World Museum.
Imagine being surrounded
by these awesome circus wagons!
you, here are 2 groups dedicated to caravan building:
Other Recent Caravans
BEARAVAN, a playhouse for two small boys
8' Ledge, now at NERO Canada
11' Ledge, also at NERO Canada
11' Cedar Ledge
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