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Monthly Archives: January 2013

When I set out to design the Bothy I had a close look at the way that caravans and motorhomes were designed and built.  In particular I looked at how the space in these vehicles was organised, how the lighting and ventilation worked and how storage was organised.  This has helped me to design an office and amateur radio shack that functions extremely well on a number of levels.  It’s bright, well insulated and easy move about in.  It is therefore easy to work in and to use for my radio hobby.  Of necessity it is also easy to store books, work equipment and gadgets and to find them when I need them.

When I was casting around for a new affiliate marketing project it seemed appropriate, based on the above, to go back to caravans and motorhomes.  These vehicles are among the best designed small living spaces every to come off a drawing board. While at first glance they appear to be simple and easy things to design and build, a great deal of thought goes into the fabric of their construction and their ergonomics.  Small wonder then that by standing on the shoulders of caravan designers when designing The Bothy I have ended up with a great work and play space.

My new caravan and motorhome website, while still very much in its infancy, sets out to deal with everything and anything to do with these vehicles, and more besides.  It starts off with the idea that those of us who own them are very keen to ensure that we keep them safe and secure.  This applies whether we are on the road or whether our units are in storage waiting for fine weather and some time off to arrive so that we can head for the horizon.

It is also important before discussing where we might go, what we can do when we get there and all the lovely kit we can buy to take with us, that our units are properly insured.    The worst rarely happens but when it does and we damage our kit, or that belonging to others, it is good to know that we have the correct insurance package in place which will cover most, if not all, of any costs arising.

Once the practicalities of secure storage and insurance are dealt with, and I think I have covered some of the basics on the website, then the fun of writing about what you can do and all the stuff that you can get to help you enjoy your holidays begins.  I started this project last year, along with a few others,  and already it seems that I may have undertaken something that is going to take years to get to anything nearing completion.  When writing about caravans, motorhomes, campervans, RVs and other camping equipment I think it is closer to the truth to say that this is a project which will never be finished.

From home office design to caravans – a logical step I think & who knows what other projects will come out of it along the way.  Pop over and have a look at and if there is anything you’d like to see there that doesn’t already appear please leave a comment here or drop me an  e-mail and let me know.