hay trailers, victorian bathing huts and showman’s wagons

Spent a very enjoyable Sunday cycling around the coastal road and back lane stopping to chat to other chalet owners and blog followers, commenting on the fabulous weather.  A few of you have mentioned how much you like the ‘cabin envy’ posts; when I came across a photograph on another blog I never thought I’d end up looking for cabins in cyber space to quench my cabin envy habit, but it seems I’m not alone. If you hanker after some of them but know you’ll never have the finances, or if you’ve always wanted a summer house in the garden for that place of your own to retreat to, then look no further than these 2 websites  http://artisanhuts.co.uk/  and  thegypsycaravancompany.co.uk. Both companies hand build or re create outdoor spaces that are inspired by shepherd’s huts, Victorian bathing huts, circus wagons, gypsy caravans, beach and fisherman’s huts. At the moment the Artisan Hut company are selling a Victorian Bathing Hut with a corner stove.

Victorian Bathing Hut – artisanhuts.co.uk

The Gypsy Caravan company are selling an original  Showman’s Wagon  (most likely a circus wagon) with mahogany fittings and a Caledonian cast iron cooking range. Really you should check it out, as it’s such a perfect slice of cultural history.

Showman’s Wagon-the Gypsy Caravan Company

Note that both come on wheels which means they can be placed wherever you like and could come with you, if and when you moved. Both are cheaper than the price of a house extension and are perfect for a garden office or spare bedroom for guests – or for just hanging out in on a summers day. My original find for this post was this –  a holiday let in Wales, which is an even cheaper alternative – this cabin was originally a hay trailer.

Canopy and Stars are a company interested in luxury camping places, they offer beautiful places to stay, the simple things in life and the chance to slow down.


About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 19 years ago with my partner and son. Five years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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