Dreaming of a Second Home on a Tight Budget? How About This!

I felt like sharing something completely different today. I hope you up for that! I've been reading a lot about how the current situation has us all dreaming about second homes. A simple home from home a few hours from where we live - no matter how tiny the space. That might come in the form of a 'hytte' in the Fjordlands of Norway, a 'bothy' in the Scottish Highlands or simply a cabin at the end of your garden in London. 

But since researching a new 'attefall' for our summer cottage garden I've realised that costs can quickly escalate. So much so, that a second home is simply out of reach for many. And then I remembered Emma's home in Gotland with the guest caravan! Could this be the perfect solution? You might already be a caravan owner, in which case you're already sold but if you're not, hear me out! Firstly, there are many vintage / second-hand caravans on the market for a song, secondly, they're easy to transport (and can be parked at the end of your garden / in your driveway AND finally - with a little imagination, they can make the perfect little second home! 

Not convinced? Take a look at 'Plenty' Caravan in Victoria, Australia. The Franklin van has been transformed inside and out to create a cosy peach and white home from home, complete with a bedroom, kitchenette and even a woodturning stove - with romantic views over Apollo Bay. 

Pretty cool, don't you think? 

Perhaps this could be something for our summer cottage garden instead? I quite fancy doing up a caravan! 

Has this given you food for thought too? 

If you could imagine spending your weekend here - soaking with a glass of fine wine from nearby Otway Estate Vineyard, you'll be happy to hear Plenty caravan is available to rent via Airbnb (one to add to the travel files for when we're ready to roam once again!).

Looking for more 'second home' inspiration on a budget? Take a peek at your very own garden retreat on a shoestring budget , a lovely Swedish Outhouse in 25 m2the world's smallest luxury home, a dingy garage become a bright guesthouse and a tiny Danish cabin that's big on style.

I'd love to hear about other unusual / creative second homes you've seen! 

Perhaps that home from home is in reach after all?!


Photography courtesy of Plenty caravan / Airbnb.


  1. That is just the sweetest thing! Love the scheme

    1. Happy you enjoyed it too. I especially love the colour scheme on the facade - lovely!!

  2. I like the Scottish name for a holiday home. In New Zealand there are two names; a bach (pronounced "batch") in the North Island and a crib in the South Island.

    1. I just learned something new! I love these names too! I so hope I can make it to NZ one day.

  3. It's just beautiful, hopefully I'll have everything like this one day :) :)


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