Friday, June 04, 2021

Historic living van goes to auction

A chance to buy yourself a little bit of sheddish history when this Living Van comes up for sale at Charterhouse Auction Rooms on June 10. It dates back to the late 19th or early 20th century and was originally a roadman's living van, likely to have been made by one of the main living van manufacturers of the time Eddison & Co. It has a traditional plank construction and comes with cast metal wheels. As the auctioneers say: "Perfect patina, right down to the hobnail boot marks on the floor."

It's had a rollercoaster of a history including stints for a cricket club and in a garden centre. Most recently, it has been used by the shepherd's hut specialists Plankbridge. "The Living Van was our drawing office until recently," explains Richard Lee. " It has a really nice history, patina and potential. It's not a shepherd's hut but is equally historic and has potential as a home office."


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