Renovation inspiration – Vintage ‘loaf of bread’ caravan

If you’re planning a vintage caravan restoration or simply want to dribble over some original details from a retro trailer, today’s blog post features photos of a stunning ‘loaf of bread’ caravan, inside and out…

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of vintage caravans and that I have an Alpine Sprite of my own. I gave it a makeover back in 2013 and it has since moved house with me three times. It’s now in it’s ‘forever home’ in the garden of my 1950s home and is now a summerhouse space where we have lunch, build Lego and play with clay.

So whenever I spot a vintage caravan, I can help but take a look and compare it to my own little Sprite at home. I I took these photos a while ago at a vintage festival but thought that we could all do with a bit of inspiration for our future travels or for our own caravan makeovers at the moment.

I love the streamlined shape of the roof of this caravan. Does anyone know what make or model it is? I think it looks a bit like a loaf of bread – and the cream and brown colours certainly add to this look!

The interior is pretty-much untouched since the caravan was made and it’s great to see the original wooden over-head cupboards and banquette seats.

And you can’t beat an original retro JVC Transistor television for your evening entertainment in a vintage caravan, can you??

The joy of owning an original caravan is sourcing lots of lovely original accessories to adorn the interior. The soda syphons, apple ice bucket and patterned coasters are the perfect decor for the fold-out table.

I’d be perfectly happy going away on a camping trip in this vintage caravan – and it would make a great spare room in the garden too! Let me know if you’ve got a retro caravan at home – I’d love to see photos of it and hear about your renovation project so please do get in touch 🙂


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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