Sunday, May 27, 2012

Work up at "The Camp"

While we were away last week we did some garden/landscaping work around the caravan. One side of the van in particular had been annoying me and we decided to put red oil stained eucalyptus chips down on a bed of paper and weed matting.

Rhonda at work

Stage 1 complete

Next stage is to put a steel and Merbau wood panel 'skirt' around that side of the caravan and across the back end. It will look something like this (which is on a neighbours site):

I'll hinge the back end to form a gate so we can still get under the van for maintenance and storage. I'm also trying to hunt down a second hand 'Cozy' wood burning fire to be installed on the patio, something like this:

If I can get a 'Cozy' or a pot bellied stove we will then be able to make more use of the patio on cool evenings. Trouble is that they are hard to find and when you do they are too far away and over-priced for their worth!


mybabyjohn/Delores said...

What you've done so far looks great. The skirting will finish it off nicely.
Thanks for dropping in on thefeatherednest.

JohnD said...

Thanks for that - and I enjoy thefeatherednest immensely - liked your little piece of doggerel this morning.

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

John, looks wonderful! Does Rhonda ever take a break? We have a little stove here you are welcome to, but think it would be a little too much to post, lol. Great ideas, looks great !

JohnD said...

No! Rhonda rarely stops - an hour or so of an evening sitting watching some silly thing on the "Giggle Box" and giving Denny a few 'chuckles' and that's about it.

I was laid low with a gastric bug but my frequent trips to the amenities block (in background, 2nd photo) gave me plenty of 'hurry up' exercise lol!