I have posted this story before but thought I would share it all with you again as I get so many lovely queries and comments on it……..


This is a little story of a reno on our humble caravan.  My husband thought it would be a great idea to buy a caravan and put it on our block of land at the beach.  ‘This would make do while we build our holiday house’ he said, trying to convince me that spending quite a few thousands of dollars on a caravan is a good idea.


This is how our caravan looked before.  It was in dire need of an update.

The curtains were old and musty, the wood panelling was coming off, the walls and the floor were so dirty and grotty, beyond saving.


Lucky for me my husband has a very good imagination and is very handy and got to work straight away.



Inside we replaced everything.  New kitchen, seat coverings, flooring, blinds and mattress’s.  We also painted the wood panelling white.


I chose outdoor fabric from Bungalow Living.  A fabulous QLD based business who stock the best outdoor fabrics that are so durable and look fantastic.


They also made a few cushions for me to go on the sofa.  We reupholstered the couches and foam mattress’s ourselves and saved about $1,500.00 by doing this.


The kitchen was my old kitchen from when I updated mine at home.  We salvaged all the good bits including cupboards, handles, kickers, oven and even the kitchen sink.


Everything else was sourced from Masters.  Our one stop shop for this little renovation.  It had everything to fit in our small budget, blinds, flooring, kitchen tap and the paint.


My hubby even put down a makeshift deck area outside.  I bought the little table inside the van from IKEA, it is lightweight and we use it outside as well.


So, when we go down to the beach, this is where we stay.  Its clean, has running water, electricity, a fridge, tv and a porta loo.  What more could you want?  Well, until the house is finished this is just fine.



These are the plans for our house.

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Have you ever updated a caravan?






It’s amazing how a few changes can make a huge difference.

This caravan was completely un liveable before.