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Vintage Caravan Life for Family of 5


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Digby and the Lullaby are a musical duo with three adorable children who all now live in a vintage caravan, traveling around South Africa. The caravan sat unused for 40+ years and was in great condition, meaning most of the interior is original (or replaced with materials from the 70s).

The caravan has a kitchen, a double bed for mom and dad, and a bunk room in the back for the kids. Since they camp in resorts, they’re always close to bathroom facilities. There’s a surprising amount of storage inside, which makes it possible to live in it full-time. Could you live in a caravan with kids?

  • A musical family of 5 embraces nomadic life in a vintage South African caravan.
  • Original 70s interior, kitchen, double bed, and bunk room for kids.
  • Outdoor space extended with canopy.

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South African Musical Duo & Their Family RV

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The bunk room in the back has a little sliding door to close it off at night.

Vintage Caravan Life for Family of 5 3

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The flip-down outdoor table even has a printed-on doily – character!

Vintage Caravan Life for Family of 5

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Highlights:

  • Parents are musicians and were tired of “normal” life. They wanted a chance to travel with their kids!
  • They chose a vintage caravan because it was inexpensive and had tons of character!
  • Almost everything inside the caravan is either original or from the time period.
  • They use a giant canopy off the front of the caravan to extend their living space outdoors.
  • Bunks in the back provide sleeping space for their kids and there’s a double bed for mom & dad
  • Digby and the Lullaby, a musical family of 5, embrace nomadic life in a vintage caravan in South Africa.
  • The caravan was unused for 40+ years, maintaining its originality and charm from the 70s.
  • The Interior includes a kitchen, a parents’ double bed, and a bunk room for kids; resorts provide nearby bathroom facilities.
  • Abundant storage makes full-time living possible for the family.
  • Vintage caravan chosen for its character and affordability.
  • Outdoor living space extended with a canopy attached to the front of the caravan.
  • A bunk room with a sliding door offers cozy privacy for kids.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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