Couple transform 50-year-old rusty caravan they bought for £50 on a budget

A couple who purchased a run-down caravan for a bargain has transformed it into a vintage-lover’s dream.

When the pair found the 52-year-old camper advertised for just £50 they knew they had to buy it.

To stay in keeping with the incredibly low sale price, the entire renovation was completed by reusing or purchasing second-hand items.

The woman took to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK to share incredible before and after pictures of the van.

Captioning the post, she wrote: “We finally finished our vintage caravan she is 52 yrs old.

“Bought her for £50 completely rebuild on a budget.

“The wardrobe was huge, made it smaller to fit in and used the draw as one of the seats.

“We reused most things and bought 2nd hand. Her name is Iris.”

An image of the interior during the renovation showed how the couple had completely gutted the caravan back to its bare base and started fresh.

After the van was stripped back, they worked on making the interior as cosy as they could.

They fitted wooden floors, wallpapered the walls and decorated it with throws, curtains, bunting, teddy bears and all things vintage.

Compared to the dirty, rusty state they purchased the caravan in, it’s come very far.

Since being shared to Facebook the post has received a whopping 7,700 likes and 1,300 comments from fellow diyers praising their hard work.

One person said: “Absolutely stunning. What a great restoration project.”

Another suggested: “You should rent it out youd make a fortune its beautiful xx.

A third kindly added: “You have done a great job of restoring it, it looks great.”

And: “My god I want to live in it is it for hols or personal it’s amazing” said a fourth.