Since moving out from Pickleberry when Kate relocated to the Midlands I have had my scrapbook and craft supplies boxed up and stored in an outbuilding with just a few bits and pieces in what was the front porch of our house. I was tempted to take over one of the spare rooms as a craft room but we often have family to stay and need both rooms, there wouldnt be enough space for a bed and all of my stuff.
I looked at wood cabins but they cost way too much for the size I wanted so I decided to look for an old static caravan and strip it out, that way it could be placed wherever I wanted and the electrics would already be in place. In October 2012, after a seeing a few on Ebay I saw an old park home unit, 41" x 10' and in decent shape, I decided to spend up to £1500 and actually got it for £1000 which was just as well because the transportation was way more than I thought!
I was quite nervous spending so much money on something I hadn't seen and the transport was going to cost £850 so it was a huge risk for me. What if it came and it was all falling apart? I paid for it through Pay Pal just so that I had some protection if things went wrong but I was very lucky. After a few tense days I found a great company nearby to collect it from Ipswich for me, four men took a Landrover and an articulated lorry to collect it and drive it back to me. They were delayed on the journey back down to Kent so kept it overnight and delivered the next day. It took them two hours with the lead vehicle to guide the lorry through the single track lanes to our house and then struggled to get up the steep track to the house. They had to fasten the landrover to the lorry to help pull it up
The men took hours to site the trailer at the bottom of our garden. Its about 150m from the house but it faces south and gets the sun all day, the trees behind protect it from the wind. We had to get the bank around the garden dug out and relocate the gate but it was worth the work.
The inside was very dated but nothing some hard work and paint couldn't fix up. Unfortunately the weather got worse and work would have to wait until spring but in the meantime I looked for bargain furniture on Ebay.