Dream caravan transformation in lockdown
Lockdown has been hard, but it was also an opportunity to renovate
Monday, 22, Jun 2020 12:54
By Chris Littley
Lockdown has been a difficult time for many, but for others, it has represented the chance to complete projects they simply wouldn't have found time for otherwise.
One mum from Cowdenbeath in Scotland has spent the coronavirus pandemic transforming a £250 caravan into a dream motorhome to take on holiday this summer.
Kerry Henderson has been unable to go to work as a hairdresser since lockdown was imposed in March and has been working to give the caravan a luxury vibe instead, reports the Scottish Sun.
Since it had been retired from its original use as a holiday home, the caravan had been left unloved by its previous owners and used as bike storage.
Now, it will return to its intended purpose but with a plush-looking interior that looks much more luxurious than the £200 that was spent on it to spruce it up.
Ms Henderson told the news provider: "It was stinking of oil when we got it. We gave it a good clean, ripped up the carpet to put down new vinyl, painted every inch and reupholstered the sofas.
"We thought, 'We're not going to get on holiday', so it was the next best thing and we didn't expect to get it so cheap."
She roped her partner in to help with the job, which was completed entirely with materials bought at a discount shop and cheaply online.
The towing caravan sleeps two and has a stylish grey colour scheme, as well as on-trend geometric fixtures, such as lampshades and shelves.
Now, Ms Henderson just needs to wait for confirmation from the government that it is permitted to take caravans away for overnight stays.
At present, England is expecting its caravan sites to reopen on July 4th, while Scotland is preparing for July 15th, but these dates have still not yet been given the official go ahead.