Top 10 Creative and Unusual Caravans

Growing up in a family that didn’t have much money means that when it came to holiday time there was only one way of thinking….Caravans! From small 2 berths right up to 8 berth static ones in some never-heard-before place of the UK. They were all full of great times and when you only get one holiday every few years it was very much appreciated. But I have been thinking that I now what to try to rekindle those days and take my own family on a nice caravan holiday.  And if we are very lucky, we will get to go in one of these…


Top 10 Creative and Unusual Caravans


Double Deck Caravan
Double Deck Caravan

10 – Double Decka – Caravana!

This is what looks like a double-decker bus that has been converted into a 2 story caravan.  I would imagine it is nothing more than a ladder leading to the second floor but it still kind of looks cool even if it is a little dirty looking as well.

Multicellular Caravan
Multicellular Caravan

9 – If designers did caravan holidays…

Want a caravan that screams designer quality? Then you need to have a chat with “Mehrzeller” because they describe this as a “multicellular caravan” but I just call it awesome. Imagine the faces of people as you roll into the campsite in this!

Vintage Single Berth Caravan
Vintage Single Berth Caravan

8 – Standing room only

When Chris Haddon started doing research for his book “My Cool Caravan” little did he know that what he was going to see because he saw some of the Worlds coolest vintage caravans  including this tiny 1 berth, it makes me wonder what he was pulling with!

Watermelon Caravan
Watermelon Caravan

7 – Not so juicy on the inside.

Seen on a camp site in Germany this rather amazing Watermelon painted caravan stands out like a sore thumb and was the talking point of most people staying at the site. Oddly it was never seen again leaving many people to say that it was just an advertising company that had done it rather than a fan of watermelons.

Stone Effect Caravan
Stone Effect Caravan

6 – Why do those flowers smell like a caravan?!?

Not so good for towing it around, but if you have a static caravan in the garden why not to something rather amazing with it and turn it into a sort of stone-built guest house! I couldn’t help but smile the moment I saw this image and would love to stay in it.

Caravan, Boat, Caraboat
Caravan, Boat, Caraboat

5 – Caravans in disguise.

What better holiday than to pull up to a lakeside, caravan in tow and then detach it and go boating in it! Well, I give you the “Sealander” and forever it will be hailed as awesome!

Camouflage Caravan
Camouflage Caravan

4 – “Where is it?!? I know I parked the caravan somewhere around here?!?”

What better paint job to give your caravan than one that will help it blend into it surroundings, yet again I think this is one that is best suited to a caravan that is static in a garden and used as a guest bedroom rather than one you move around.

VW Camper conversion
VW Camper conversion

3 – “Am I driving backwards or forwards?!?”

When you own a VW camper van you can be proud of your vehicle, so why not attach a caravan that is in fact just a recycled VW campervan! Now it has to be said that this is cool, and I would even go as far as to say that it looks beautiful.

Sinister Chrome Caravan
Sinister Chrome Caravan

2 – The World’s Scariest Caravan?!?

Seen in a campsite in Tennessee, USA  is this rather scary looking vintage metal sheeted caravan. With a custom paint job given to it, the front really does look like it is staring right through you! But it has to be said that it looks nothing short of stunning.

Replica World Sphere Caravan
Replica World Sphere Caravan

1 – Journey to the Center of the Caravan

Yes, what you are looking at really is nothing more than a caravan that is just a 1:1 million facsimile of the earth! But when you are the “Rainbow Sheikh” you are one of the richest people on earth so why not own a caravan that is just that! Ridiculous for sure, but also rather amazing in a “waste of money” kind of way. I wonder if it has lava furniture?!?

82 thoughts on “Top 10 Creative and Unusual Caravans”

  1. I am in love with the 1 birth itsy bitsy caravan, I heard he custom made that beauty out of WW2 fighter plane or something along those lines.
    We have just bought our first caravan which I want to retrofy the inside was wondering will you be doing anything on retro caravan interiors by any chance. I need inspiration 🙂

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  3. On #2, we’re looking at the BACK of the caravan (check out the brake lights, the lack of headlights, AND most importantly — no trailer hitch!).

    Whatever, this is a wonderful collection. I enjoy your work on this and other Top 10 lists.

  4. Our caravan isn’t fancy like these but we have great holidays in it. In fact we’re having one in a few weeks’ time. I was going to show my husband this post, but then decided not to in case he thinks he might want one!

  5. I love camping and just bought an eight person pop up camper for this purpose. There is nothing like taking the family to a park to enjoy nature and get away from it all. I like #4 and 6 they are different without being outrageous.

  6. Ahh Cheryl, haven’t you seen the photos of Santa rubbing his nose? That’s indicating when magic is just about to start and telling Elf Central that the presents should start being sent through the portal. That’s why the sack never has to get any bigger, it just contains the portal for the presents to be sent through to the room. Even it is a big Sealander – and isn’t that such a cool vehicle – it will come through the portal and Santa will just have to make sure the delivery point has the space to handle the present.

    By the way, have you watched the video showing the gent using it as a towing vehicle and then as a runabout? Really neat work there.
    http://www.ecotravellerguide.com/2011/11/the-sealander-is-it-a-caravan-is-it-a-boat-no-its-a-caraboat/

  7. each one, fun amazing creative smile and conversation makers
    somebody should start a business creating and renting a fleet of artfully distinctive roadworthy
    abodes like these!

  8. WOW… these are great. I especially like the one painted like a watermelon. People are so wonderfully creative!

  9. Great comment as always, the video is a great and it does go to show the great diversity that the ultra modern one offers. After all no-one wants stark whiteness.

  10. Really impressive caravans! I would love to go for a trip in #9.
    Lol at the lava furniture. If there is a flat tyre we can just remove them and roll along 🙂

  11. I guess I am more city girl than I realize – I like my mod cons too well not to have something hooked up to electricity and proper bathroom with hot and cold running water. When I was growing up, we would take camping trips – tent, sleeping bags and air mattresses that always lost every bit of air in the middle of the night. Not my idea of being in the outdoors.

  12. When looking at the Sheik’s globe mobile home he also has other “caravans” that also stretch the term of mobile home. Check out the video clip giving a quick look at his collection:
    http://youtu.be/LuDmCOFrId0

    For myself it is a toss-up between the VW – simply for the classic nature of VW’s as campers, I can recall a holiday in one back in the ’50s, My other choice is the ultra modern one. That is really one awesome design and I would love to see how they have fitted everything in it.
    http://www.mehrzeller.com/wp-content/mz_ext_1.jpg shows that you can have something other than stark whiteness. Hope they can do other things for the interior too 😉

  13. I love #2, although it is deserving of a sleeker, shinier awning and patio furniture to keep in with the look.

  14. I love the idea of this post. Be a simplicity freak, small and cozy always appeals to me…and unique is just icing on the proverbial cake.

  15. Great post – I am a caravanner so had to read this one. Have never seen anything like any of these on the sites we go to though. Definitely loving the beautiful paint job on #4 – stunning. 🙂

  16. Whenever I think of caravans I think of Skinny Legs and All, by Tom Robbins, the hero and heroine weld drumsticks to their Winnebago. These are all great, but I particularly like the one that floats.

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