You may have seen ample of caravans so far, but this shiny caravan is quite extraordinary. Built from a cheap trailer, the trailer is restored using thousands of old CDs and hundreds of broken vinyl records. Carwyn Lloyd Jones, Aberystwyth-based 42-year-old carpenter, has bought an old trailer from eBay for just £120 (approx. US $182) so that he could transform it into something astonishingly useful.
He took nearly four months to convert an old trailer tent into a shiny two-berth camper, using nothing but complete trash. To be precise, he used old beer cans and old CDs/DVDs to clad its exterior. The front door is made from recycled plastic bottles. Due to all these recycled materials, the entire caravan appears quite vibrant. Thus, gives blingastic opulence to its teardrop layout.
On the other hand, interior of the caravan is made out of old wood pallets for the kitchen and furniture pieces. Sinks in the kitchen are made from old copper cylinders and a beer pump is used for a tap. There’s also a foldaway dining area, which goes into beds when not required.
However, the highlighting feature of this family caravan is its flooring that features broken vinyl records, giving playful touch to the living space. So, Carwyn has brilliantly used all the trash to create something aesthetic and practical at the same time.
The father-of-three wanted to take his family on a holiday, but couldn’t afford expensive brand new caravan. So he decided to build one for this family, and used his learning from the time he spent working at the Center for Alternative Technology.
This exquisite caravan was recently featured on Channel 4 at George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, where it was highly appreciated. The creative carpenter has shown the world that any waste material can be converted into something functional if you’ve got the zeal and imagination.
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