Vintage Shepherd's Hut / Leisure Van
One-off late 1920s-early 30s Vintage Van.
It was used in the early 1960s as a hop pickers home and comes with some original payment slips and newspapers of the day. Dry stored for last 50 years.
Ideal as a B&B/glamping business, workspace, office, she-shed, man-cave, artist retreat, writing space or spare room for yourself, friends and family.
This one of a kind 2-wheeled, 2-roomed wagon is moveable but is not designed for towing on public highways.
It has been lovingly and authentically restored to its former glory and as such it has no log burner or power available so currently heat and light is being supplied by a long extension lead from the house. Back room has a t&g bench-box pull out double bed, a built-in wardrobe and gorgeous bay window to complement the 2 side windows which flood the space with light. Walls internally have original insulation board, painted cream to keep it spacious and stained woodwork on ceiling and beading.
The front room/study has also been painted cream and the end walls have both been papered with bookshelf- effect paper to keep the study theme. It also has a t&g storage box seat with lid which is mahogany stained but could be painted cream. The floor had the old insulation board removed and has been painted with hard wearing floor paint.
External t&g Douglas Fir has had 3 coats of solvent-based brown mahogany stain, which looks vibrant and will keep it preserved for many years to come. The exterior wooden grey beading, having been primed, had 2 undercoats and will require 1 top coat of your preferred colour choice.
The only wood to deteriorate was on the front A frame which was nearly replaced with new wood but as the main middle beam has a large steel plate beneath it for strength it was decided that the original old worn look was best so had preservative applied and 3 coats of stain added and all the bolts replaced.
The old emergency brake has been restored, so new brake cables will stop wagon if required.
The extremely unusual double-bowed roof has been updated with new 12oz unwaxed cotton canvas which has been painted with 5 gloss coats (as is traditional to hide the canvas).
New front steps have been made with sturdy hand rail.
The springs and single axle were sent off to be refurbished and powder-coated black along with the metal wheels. New tyres have been fitted.
The front corners on the wagon will be fitted with caravan corner steadies (not the breeze block in photos).
Collection on a low loader.
Location: Harrow, HA2.
£11,950 o.n.o - Feel free to ask questions and for more photos.
Contact Ally: 07968 452119
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