Guess what we bought???
It’s a little scary at the moment but hopefully it will be very pretty, very soon. It’s been used as a travelling billboard to promote a backpacker hotel in Sydney. A lot of sanding & a few coats of paint & it will be lovely.
I’d already taken down the curtains & started cleaning in this shot.
The inside is pretty much original it just needs a damned good scrub!!!!!
I did plan to take lots of before pics but after opening the door & finding it ‘very’ musty I got stuck in opening the windows, getting the cupboards open & pulling out all the drawers to try & freshen it up. I quickly took a few pics then reefed out all the mattresses, which are mouldy underneath, that certainly didn’t help with the smell.
Details: It’s a 14’ Don caravan, which were manufactured in Oakleigh, Melbourne from 1923 to the early 60’s. We believe this one was built in the late 50’s. The interior is a very original & is in very good condition. It was owned by a family in Queensland until a year ago when it was purchased for a hotel promotion. Luckily all the changes are external & easy to rectify.
If you should know anything about Don vans I’d love to hear from you.
Oh & of course she needs a name. The frontrunner at the moment is Lucy for several reasons.
a. I love Lucy. (Lucille Ball)
b. I love the Lucy movie, The Long, Long Trailer
c. Last Saturday was the 100th anniversary of Lucy’s birth.
All name suggestions welcome.
I’m still on the look-out for a little bubble caravan As long as I don’t get carried away & end up with a collection of caravans like I did antique sewing machines, lol.
I’ve bought a few bits & bobs to go in it. I’ll save them for the next post.