Circular caravan project
Glaravans are modern caravans with a vintage look; old caravans that have been modernized to last for many years. Glaravans are basically based on reuse and we have taken that one step further with Glaravan #17. The goal of Glaravan #17 was to design a completely sustainable and circular caravan without sacrificing ease of use & quality.
The basis of this caravan is a Yvonne Mostard from 1972 that has been completely rebuilt with modern techniques, as we do with all Glaravans. The difference is in the details and structure; this consists of sustainable and circular materials to burden the environment as little as possible.
The construction method, the reuse of materials and the modernization make this caravan a serious alternative to a completely newly produced caravan. An additional advantage is that the caravan weighs less than 750kg and can therefore easily be towed by an electric car.
Video - All the ins & outs of our sustainable caravan
How we started
In 2021 we launched the Circular caravan project at the Camping and Caravan Fair in Utrecht. Many ideas and designs later, the project gained momentum in 2023 through a customer; he was enthusiastic about the project and wanted to think along and work on the concept. In collaboration with the customer, we personalized the caravan and brought together as many sustainable and circular solutions as possible to create what is now Glaravan #17.
What exactly does it mean? We call all parts that we reuse circular; We will use them again and may use them again after this caravan. Circular materials could also partly consist of recycled materials such as textiles. Sustainable stands for materials that have little impact on the environment and are therefore 'sustainable'..
Video - construction of circular caravan
The photography location for this Glaravan is not without reason; The photos were taken at Cleaning Twente. They have been active as a tank cleaning company for over 30 years. By making it possible to reuse the various types of storage tanks, the way of cleaning these tanks and purifying their waste water, the company is extremely environmentally conscious. A perfect match with our circular caravan and therefore this collaboration. You can find more information about this company here.