Caravans Transformed Into Offices & Man Caves
Friday, 27, Dec 2019 01:28
By William Coleman
Refurbing caravans, trailers, statics and motorhomes seems to be very much in vogue at the moment and some are being turned into absolute beauties. This couple from sunny Australia have done an amazing job turning these caravans into luxury offices and hideaways.
I have seen some restorations that can rival a brand new van direct from the production line. Most of them are pet projects that are not meant to be taken touring but they are still fantastic and make for a great little getaway at home.
Marc Pedavoli and Elizabeth Danieletto are a couple from Australia who now work full time transforming old caravans into work spaces and man caves. All at a minimal cost of $8000. The creative couple have now renovated around caravans as well as completing some odd jobs on other leisure homes. You can view a gallery of the vans Caerphilly County Borough Council
Among some of their innovative creations they have created salons, man caves, mobiles bars, gaming rooms and offices. After seeing that some people would pay thousands for converted caravans the pair decided to make a career out of it.
Marc Pedavoli, 35, and Elizabeth Danieletto, 37, started their business Your Palace Caravan Restoration after an elderly couple asked if they could renovate their old camper.
After the first van was completed the pair travelled around the countryside of Central Coast in New South Wales trying to seek out old vans that they could restore and renovate for resale.
"Marc's parents were avid home renovators and they had him helping them since he was old enough to hold a paintbrush," Elizabeth told FEMAIL.
"I lived in the UK for five years where there are a lot of old caravans that needed love and I had the idea while I was there that I would love to do one up."
When Elizabeth moved back to Australia and met Marc she found a dilapidated camper in Wollongong and the pair started their new project and future.
"Not long after that Marc became redundant from work so we decided to give it a go as a full time business... After about the eighth van we had a lovely old couple ask us if we could renovate their caravan for them and have been doing them full time for other people ever since," she continued.
"Depending on the starting condition of the space will determine how much repair work is necessary before we start the transformation," Elizabeth said.
"If there is loads of water damage or the client wants a fully customised layout we would strip the entire van out and start from scratch with new electricals, insulation and a complete custom-designed interior rebuild."
The builds usually consist of relining the walls, building cabinetry, beds, bunks lounges and total kitchen refits.
"We have a designer on board that helps clients visualise and perfect the space before we even start the project, which also helps with costings and budget," she said.
"The design is customer driven and the inspiration generally comes from other projects, Pinterest and interior design."
These unique vans come at all different price levels, depending on the level of specification you require, and some go for as much as $15,000.
"We are also happy to do smaller projects like exterior spray painting for $2,000, adding beds/bunks, resealing work and repairs," Elizabeth said.
"We also source caravans and cabins for clients to ensure they are not buying a lemon and over paying for it so depending on the individual project the costs vary considerably."