Peter and Belinda Edge

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Name: Peter and Belinda
Surname: Edge
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
Entry Date: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Innovation
Project: Other

About the Project:

We bought a very old caravan and revamped it into a beautiful space we call Quirky Creation. At the time we were working at the markets over weekends. We changed the caravan into a lovely innovative art gallery in order to display the pictures and ornaments we were selling at the time. We gutted the…

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We bought a very old caravan and revamped it into a beautiful space we call Quirky Creation. At the time we were working at the markets over weekends. We changed the caravan into a lovely innovative art gallery in order to display the pictures and ornaments we were selling at the time. We gutted the whole inside until it was only a carcass. We then laminated the floors, painted the inside and replaced all the electrics and lighting. What really transformed the caravan was the cutting out of the one side and installing 2 huge aluminium doors. This made the caravan open up completely on the one side. We then had broad steps made so that the caravan was easily accessible. It became a large mobile art gallery as we were able to display pictures on the walls as well as displaying our wares around the caravan.
We then gave up the markets and decided to convert Quirky into a living/camping space for us to go away for weekends. We then furnished Quirky with bespoke furniture and turned old crates into a kitchen cupboard which we equipped with utensils, crockery, microwave etc for us store all the essentials we needed when we went caravanning. We attracted much attention when arriving at various river or mountain sites and set up our caravan with the huge double doors opening up to the beautiful views and transforming the caravan into a large open-plan living space.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
Laminated flooring
3000.00
Lighting and electrical
800.00
Paint
500.00
4300

Contractors:

Priclo Trailers/aluminium doors
15000.00
15000
Grand Total
R19300