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Hi Hazel,If you take measurements from a touring caravan that will let you see what is "allowed". I think 8ft wide seems to be the maximum for towing with a car. I'm sure DVLA or VOSA could advise.
Thank you for your encouraging comment.
Hi,I'm in Scotland (UK) The chassis is the base of an old touring caravan. They can be bought here for £50 - £150 for a twin axle model. I'm talking about something that might be 20 years old or more, so basically scrap/salvage material. The wheel bearings and brakes are often fine though, caravans tend to be very under-used as road vehicles.
A Hut on Wheels
"A Hut on wheels" seems totally inadequate to describe this little work of art. Such a beautiful job with great attention to detail. I think I could happily live in one of these :-)
Where did you find a chassis so cheap? I can't find anything even close to that price.
Nice little Cabin on the trailer frame.I like the idea also easy and cheap to build here in Western Canada.Alberta that is ;-) .Nice idea also but I'm going to do one up to put on the back 40 on the farm here to use as a hunting cabin.Over the cost could run from about $100.00 to $2000.00 dollars Canadian that is.It's like you said if you make it the highway or just sitting in the back 40,That would make the difference in in the cost also reusing things also cuts cost also.But still looks very nice.
Hello there,Thanks for posting all of this fantastic information.I am also planning to build a shepherds hut style structure but am hoping it can be towed on the road. Do you know any details about the legal length/width/weight etc? I want to build something 8ft by 22ft ideally. Could I do this using a caravan chassis?CheersHazel
Hi, This is covered in the description and also in the comments below. The cost was around £4,500 GBP. You could build it a lot cheaper by using recycled windows & door and milling your own timber. Price is very variable, if you want to build cheaper you can do it. I went for strength & quality and paid a bit more.
How much did the whole project cost?
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