this is the inside of our caravan. We had big plans for our static caravan. My son lived in it before going to university and when he left home my husband and I planned on making it in to a multi use space. A Summer house for the children, a place where they could hang out, have friends over and just be themselves. A multi use space for our youngest at age 8 and our middle one at 17. That age when they want a little bit of safe but parent free space! Parent free but a parent close enough if they need anything... As they do.
It was also going to be my workshop for my upcycling business. A space for me to develop myself and my business. We had plans!
However, time went by and nothing was done but we kept talking about what we were going to do, my husband started on the floor and then stopped, he started on the roof and stopped, he stripped out the inside then stopped. I kept hoping and telling the children " soon, daddy will get it done soon, then you can have your space". Well, soon never happened and even though we kept talking,making plans, starting and stopping he never finished. Then, in January he announced he had been having an affair for two years and left the same day.
So, I've been left with the mess that's been left behind. I can't afford to scrap the caravan and buy, say a large shed and I can't afford to carry out our plans for the children. I'm left with a rotting mess that I have neither the means or the skills to tackle.
Even though my family has been let down and abandoned, now even more this caravan has become a symbol. Currently, it to, has been let down, destroyed and abandoned so to me it is even more important to get it done. To make it what was promised. To not only restore a humble old caravan into a worthwhile space but to restore the faith my family have lost. Faith that has been knocked back and betrayed.
I want to show my family that with kindness and help anything is possible no matter how bad things seem there are always good things, that by pulling together we can get things done, make good on broken promises and show that together we are better and stronger.
This caravan is a symbol but it is also a place for me to run a business to support my family and a place where my family can just relax, play, talk and just get away from it all if they need to.
Yes, this project requires money and effort and yes I need advice. Advice on how to waterproof and fix the floors and roof, how to run electricity into it, but more than that it requires a bit of time to restore some of the faith that has been lost, faith thst everything is going to be OK and we all have each other.