Saturday, 25 August 2012

Heavy metal

Smaller, teardrop caravans are popular on eBay with some fine examples popping up for sale. Many of these are home made or small production designs and can look a bit … rustic.
However, here is a coach-built design which really looks the business. 
It is a classic design but built in aluminium and steel and looks fantastic. The submarine-style portholes are a particularly neat touch. It only needs the addition of a periscope to look like a road-worth version of the Nautilus.
The trailer is fitted with battery, 2 ring and grill cooker, sink and fresh water tank and the rear-facing kitchen area is 304 grade stainless steel. The overall size of the trailer is 3 metres long and 1.4 metres wide.
The design was originally on eBay but the seller, Stephen Moffatt, is builder these to order and can be contacted at

Click on the picture for a larger image.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Airstream Bambi 2

Airstream has its origins in 1920s America but continues today as a luxury caravan - or recreational trailer, as they like to call themselves. Some of the larger ones are immensely impressive - if not particularly punk due to their size and the type of vehicle that you would need to tow them (preferably a tank). On the other hand, in landfill terms they are very green - almost 70% of Airstreams ever made are still on the road.

However there have, over the years, been a couple of punk examples. The most well-known is the Bambi, first produced in the 1960s. They have been made in various lengths but all aim to get folk into an Airstream who would not otherwise be able to afford one.

There is a shining example on eBay at the moment. (Click here to view the auction.)

This 1965 model is a Bambi 2 and it has been carefully restored, polished up and has a new interior. It has a nice combination of modern UK spec and period American touches.

Many thanks to eBayer Clearing1 for use of the photographs.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Roaming mini

The philosophy of PunkCaravan is that small is beautiful, well-designed is ace, chinze is uncool.

The Romini lives up to this. It was a tiny caravan built by Romahome, the motorhome company on the Isle of Wight. Only about 200 were ever produced but they're a neat little box, with sleeping room for two and a basic kitchen. Only 3m long and less than 400kg in weight, they are a doddle to tow.

There is an excellent example on eBay at the moment (click here for link). One of the last ever built, it has an excellent spec and comes complete with awning - all for a buy-it-now price of £3500 or offer.

Thanks to eBay seller inkspot04 for use of the pics.