THE PROJECT VAN (27ft Roma Supreme)

This lovely ‘van’ is the  Caravanserai residency space or  ‘imaginarium’ (as named by writer in residence Alyson Hallet 2009). It provides a good work/live space with a private separate bedroom, its a dry van (ie no water – campsite facilities provide showers, toilets and washing up areas).

As Portscatho based writer in residence Cat Holman says…

“The space in the van is fantastic for a residency – good areas to work in, no complications or diversions like internet or phones, a chance to immerse myself in my surroundings and writing”.

the project van - residency space


THE OTHER VAN (Annie & Macs space) is a 19ft Roma Buccaneer


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May 2008 – we’d been looking to get a bigger caravan as we’d be on site for months while work was being done on the house we were renting.  Working on the Barton Hill project publication (Annie) and an exhibition on the King Harry Ferry (Mac) we needed something light and roomy. Most caravans we looked at had loos and showers & were cumbersomely dark ..until we discovered Romas – coachbuilt (solid) light and known as ‘dry’ vans because they have no sinks/loos etc – apparently seen as unhygenic in Romany culture according to Martin, collector and restorer of Romany trailers, (see thumbnails of some of his collection below).Romas on youtube here


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