There is a good ole Po' Folks resort in Ventura, California that you have probably never heard of...
...and that's because it actually in my driveway!
Okay, admittedly this picture has been assembled by a Photoshop genius (wonder who that could be? Lols)! Although I wish with all my heart that my driveway was 100% Astro-turf and had a killer view of the ocean...It doesn't. This would be more accurate if we could somehow cover the roof of my two story house with turf, and air lift the trailers up there cuz then and only then would we be seeing the ocean!
So, would you like to see the reality of Trailer Town? Haha grab a Tiki Drink and lets go!
Here is the Main Cabin, a 1963 Shasta Knock-Off "Canned Ham" trailer!
If it weren't stuffed to the gills with
junk camping gear, I'd show off the "spacious" interior. It has a tiny kitchen with 3 burner stove and slightly-bigger-than-a-easy bake-oven sized oven, a sink and an icebox. The dining area also converts to a bed. There are drop down canvas hammocks that can be used for sleeping midgets or children. She is an oldie but a goodie and has taken us as far as Monterey, Ca. It hasn't been moved in a year or so and as you can see is pretty much integrated in to the "landscaping" right now.
Some of the finer details include this coconut monkey head and tiki guys!
I found this sign on the ground behind a gas station. When I come home at night and park my car in front of the trailer I read this sign. I have yet to forget to stop my motor, as for the no smoking...well most of the time my car doesn't smoke! I found the rustic CABINS sign at a thrift store and attached it to an old picket fence post. That's right Martha Stuart, eat your heart out at my decorating prowess!
Everything around the trailer is modular and totally move-able for that big day when we actually do decide to take the trailer out. BONUS: This trailer is "Hot Tub Adjacent"
This is a sign I made at work to pay homage to the Greatest Hot Tub Time Travel movie of all time...Hot Tub Time Machine! If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and click the link, if you have...you will know exactly what Chernobly Energy drink is!
Now, onto the new kid on the block..."The Littlest Big-Top" trailer!
Aw aint it cute! This is my teeny tiny 1973 tent trailer! It folds up entirely into 4'x6' trailer and weighs less than 300 lbs! The best part is it has a permanent trailer registration so I will never have to pay a yearly tag fee on it! I have only had it for a month or so, I bought it at a yard sale in my neighborhood for $300!
I can't keep this trailer up all the time, so it bounces around the driveway a bit. When it isn't popped up, I have it stowed out of the way. I like this shot because it has my wagon, and both trailers in it!
The top is all heavy duty canvas and amazingly has no holes or tears! It has been very well maintained. I love the circus tent feel. I think I will make some graphics at work to put on the side. I want to name it like a boat. So far I have come up with "Cirque de so Tiny" , "The Littlest Big Top", or "Von Felts' Flying Circus" any more clever suggestions? I love puns so the punnier the better!
Dusk at Trailer Town Kitschy Campground & Trailer Park
Yup, I have a lotta crazy junk-o-la! I hope to do an more extensive field report on these two trailers in the very near future. I would like to have a Kitschy Kampin' B-day Party for myself this month! It has been a long standing dream of mine to tow a vintage trailer with my vintage car. I am in the works to get a hitch installed on that car up there! If all comes together as hoped, my best friend/cohort Stephanie will have a hitch on her Ford Falcon by then and will be able to tow the big trailer. I'll be towing the lil' guy until I have a heavy duty rear end built into the wagon. Cross you fingers for us folks, it would be our maiden voyage!
Till then, we will enjoy the scenery from home!