The Caravan Project
We have a caravan and annex to use as a "site office" on our land while we build. "Free to anyone who moves it", and then you find out free is expensive in time and effort!
We arrived on day one to start preparations. First we moved the make-shift car port so we could park next to the van. The job took fifteen minutes under the abuse of a happy-holidayer 'it's a good job I don't have to go out.' We had parked four metres away from her car - you could have driven a bus out. We figured she was not having a good time!
First we had to clear the annex
Then get on the roof - some timbers had rotted.
The roof of the annex (from my view) was full of water and weighed a tonne!
We transported several loads to our land and used the dumpy level to find a level-ish bit of land for the caravan with fall to septic.
Professionals! The roof sheets (polysterene insulation) fell (pushed) off the top in a perfect pattern (and luckily didn't break a window)
We made a mess!
Left in good order for the evening. All this was done, by the way, in ridiculous humidity that sapped every last skerrick of energy.
Our trailer earned its keep.
We now had to move the bathroom. We wanted to keep this as one unit.
So we did what any (in)sane people would do....
...and loaded it up as one unit! I wanted to sit a mannequin on the toilet to give the other highway-drivers a laugh!
Now we have a bathroom on our land!
And it has the best view!
I don't know about you, but I'm exhausted.... next blog is the Pacific Highway journey with the wobbly caravan on a truck.
1/6/2017 01:42:42 pm
Envious of the sunshine....but not the work!!☺
1/7/2017 12:45:23 pm
Wonderful! You guys are classic. I would love to be doing this with you, but...maybe a little too far from the water now. Your views are just gorgeous, though. And the sunshine....well, maybe the water wouldn't matter so much. Big hugs!!
Thank you! lt is hard work but fun work - loving just feeling alive and fit and healthy. I love this sort of life... and, we've just picked up another shed (explanation on next blog, or at some stage!)
1/21/2017 11:08:18 pm
This is classic - I so would have loved to seen the reactions from passing drivers IF you did travel on the loo! haha
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