Top 5 strange and spectacular caravans
Back in my day a vacation to caravan sites UK were few and far between, it was reserved for the more financially fortunate. Lucky for you youngsters you are able to enjoy static caravan holidays at fantastic prices with John Fowler Holiday Parks. Anyway, all this talk of caravan holidays got me thinking- what are the weirdest and most wonderful caravans you can see on the World Wide Web and just what are people doing with them. Here are five of my favourites.
Taking the kitchen sink with you
This caravan, well, it’s simply crazy. But I would consider that with the crazy lies some genius. The camper bike was designed by artist Kevin Cyr, and in 2008 he tested the camper on the outskirts of Beijing (when I say ‘he’ I mean he got one of his chums to do it). His friend Wayne Wang was the one persuaded into giving it a go. There’s plenty of room to store the shopping, but I’m not entirely convinced that you would enjoy a comfy vacation with luxury amenities like at John Fowler holiday parks.
The Romotow, pictured here, is a caravan designed and built with the Swiss army knife as its inspiration. It swivels out in order to produce 70 per cent more road space. The designers from New Zealand, W2, also claim that you can 'use it as a home and horse float and travel with your horse to an overnight equestrian event.' Whatever next?!
How? Who? Why?
I’m going to assume that your first question when you see this particular image was how on earth did they get this caravan up there? My second was why?! This is a truly extravagant choice of living arrangement. Would you get up there? I know I wouldn’t be too keen!
Pièce de résistance
This particular caravan immediately took my fancy with its stature and grandeur inside. Designer and sculptor Daniel Lobb not only added an extra storey to this caravan but based its design on a stately home. Genius!
Mr Lobb decided on naming his masterpiece The Grange, and it has wood panelling, a table with a grand piano leg and a cooker cupboard with carved claw and ball feet. It is now located in Sutton House, Hackney, where it is part of a breakers yard garden, designed by Mr Lobb, for the National Trust property.
What a QT!
This caravan which was designed during 2011’s Royal Wedding for the elderly chaps and ladies to claim the best spot on the procession route for the wedding without having to sleep on the pavement to secure their viewing spot. The QTvan is named after three rather British traits that are very familiar to a chap like me – queuing, tea and caravans.
This particular item is designed to be pulled by a mobility scooter. It comes with a 19” telly, a drinks cabinet and tea-making facilities. Sounds superb if you ask me! If you find that you’ve run out of teabags, you can tow it inside the supermarket to pick up supplies.