Friday, October 17, 2014

Camping Shack - Booking

Offgrid rustic wooden, 1 room building.
Log burning stove
(a few logs and kindling provided to start your wood burner)
Calor gas cooker and washing up on balcony.

Sleeps 2 + 2/3:-
Raised base with double mattress
(bring a bottom sheet, pillows, duvet or sleeping bag)
or book hire linen

Banquette - sleeps 2 or 3 small children
2 bedrolls included, soon to have foam mattresses,
meanwhile bring extra for the childrens' comfort.

Picnicware hamper

 Knives, forks, spoons, etc.
Small tables and chairs

Books and games

Tea and coffee making

Double gas burner and small grill

Water container, wash up bowl, t.t.owel, etc.

View from east balcony to campfire area

A sunny cold icy early morning 2.2.2013

 but still cozy inside, even without the log burning stove on.

Eco  sawdust toilet and water  is  30 metres at the recycling point.

Approximately £50 1st night based on a family of 2 adults and  1 or 2 children.
2nd night concessions.
Last minute deals for a couple and repeats.

It is no smoking, no pets and only safety tea lights in their holders.
There is a woodstove (Wildo) Please  keep stove door shut when you leave the room.
 Also a recycled stove and a camp fire area off the east balcony.

Log kits £6 (honesty pot at reception hatch).
No foraging for wood.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Camping wagon video - Inside out

Featuring :-
Wood burning stove,
Kitchen equipment,
Bunk beds...

Campfire area

Friday, October 10, 2014

Camping wagon (like a Shepherd's hut) - Booking information and reviews

Sep 20th, 2014 ":Thanks for having us. It was perfect. Feeling rested and peaceful. Can you give me the price for bringing the kids? We'd like to come back soon. 
Wood burner with a few logs and kindling provided as a starter.
Back view of camping wagon


Balcony with bistro table and chairs,
calor gas cooker and campfire pans


Kitchen equipment, crockery, pots and pans,
Water container, washing up bowl, T. Towel, etc
 Clothes airer.

It is situated at the back of the top, middle meadows
 with the pitch "Aero" as it's garden, boules (on request) green, space for an extra tent.
Made with reclaimed timber, shutters, windows, etc.

It has a double mattress and a 3/4 bunk for 2 small under 10's
So you only need bring a bottom sheet, duvet, pillows or sleeping bags
or I can provide bedding for £4/£5 a person.
You only need bring your food then.

 1st night  £50 for 2, plus £15 each child.
2nd night reductions.
There are further discounts for regulars.

Seating and heating:-
Off grid but equipped with wood burning stove,

Jug to heat washing up water

2 comfy leather car seats.
A lantern. (you may like to bring more)

Balcony with 2 burner and grill calor gas stove,
campfire pans.
Bistro table and chairs

Dedicated camp fire and furniture.

Campfire pans

Compost toilet at "Pyramid" approx 20 metres.
See other posts for build details and features.

Great for birdwatchers (lay in bed and watch the chiff chaffs and wood warblers)

Ask for booking details (online banking transfer secures your booking quicker)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Camping wagon - A few features of the build


Initial ground preparation for the wagon

recycled windows


 2 of the 6 wagon wheels

Recycled French doors at front

Double bed with good mattress
3/4 Bunk bed for 2 small children

Some items provided

reclaimed windows at rear side of wagon

Smoke from woodburner - 

Leather Rover seats for interior

Balcony entrance with reclaimed shutters

Campfire area

Harvest table at campfire

The "Louis" woodburner from "Windy Smithy"
Chosen to heat an 18' Shepherd's wagon.
Worth the £600 for the proper flues and fittings, to heat you on a winter's evening.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Camping wagon construction

A unique camping experience in the making -
A cross between a Shepherd's Hut/Showman's/Woodmans wagon/Prairie Schooner, etc.
Based on a set of industrial recycled wheels.
From this:-

to this:-

Fitting back windows

6 second video testing wood stove

Towing onto top meadows, ready to complete...... within a few weeks

Towing into position

Beautiful shutters, courtesy of our friend 

 Panelling the interior

Floor sanding
Floor sealing

Rubber bond fleeceback glued on top

Ceiling, insulation, roof, roofing rubber

roof detail with insulation

Balcony railings


Oak cladding


Vapour barriers going on

Oak cladding


Oak framing

Artistic license on proposed glamping option:-

Yes, that's our old canoe as a roof

 Oak floor boards on. 6.6.2014

Start of build 20.5.2014
Daily updates
Assorted old trailers to clean up


Greased 5th wheel

Some of you regulars may recognise what is being pulled out of the bushes

Massive set of wheels to recycle


Floor Insulation