Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hornby Island Caravans

The paint crew was on the job today...dug out my gallon of white primer and mini roller and hit the steel.  Took 6 hours to finish off all the new high metal on the east side with 2 coats.

Been thinking about how to finish off the interiors of my containers.  I now have a favorite solution thanks to my new email friend Michelle Wilson of Hornby Island Caravans.  Found her on page 168 in the Tiny Homes book by Lloyd Kahn.  http://www.hornbyislandcaravans.com/  Click on her facebook link to see lots of pictures of the magic she does with these small living spaces on wheels.  I love the idea of an all wood interior with a curved ceiling.  That outta soften up the inside of a steel box.  58,74,36,0,B

13 comments:

Un Paisano said...

yes, the curved ceiling does soften it up. maybe a curved end also or a built in closet with a open storage area above (top of the closet to the curved ceiling, a couple of feet) that could hold some trailing plants.

Are you putting in windows and this will become your primary living space(s)?

Jim Beckwith said...

I think you're on the right track! A more organic inside would be a great contrast to the boxy outside. Should get lots of wows.

Allison said...

That interior is so gorgeous I can't stand it. How will your lack of humidity affect that much wood paneling? Looking forward to pictures.

tffnguy said...

Reminds me of the Dungeon without the windows and all the wood. ;) My curved sealing was blue board and it weren't bad. I don't care to go back to that though.

deguello said...

Good job on the painting. How did you manage to keep little blobs of white from gettin' on those immaculate cinder blocks?

Quixote Kid said...

That is a great link. Gave me some ideas for our little cabin.

I'm looking forward to when you get the fire stick out and start cutting on those containers.

remmij said...
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remmij said...

Mr. W - not that you have time to burn, but you might peruse this Cabin
... if you haven't already.

BBC said...

Um, I didn't remove my comment, it's a mystery how it got removed, to me anyway.

ceparie said...
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Allen Hare said...

The greenhouse is looking good with it's new coat of paint.
That caravan interior is so nice. Thanks for the link to their site. I could see doing something like that to the interior of that empty Airstream you have sitting there. Of course, concessions would have to be made if one were to plan on actually pulling the thing down the highway for any distance or with any frequency. Still and all, it could be done.
The link from remmij is awesome. Thanks for providing that for us. I definitely bookmarked it, as well as the Caravan site.

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I seen your website images its so adorable. I like the design and willing to get out for trip.

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