Contemporary mobile home in the New Forest

Inspired by their surroundings, Jess and Ian Fletcher commissioned a contemporary wood-clad home with lots of natural references to the beautiful setting

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When Jess and Ian Fletcher decided that their gas-heated, mobile home was no longer fit for purpose, they discovered that the homes in their surrounding Hampshire were selling north of the £1million mark. The contemporary solution meant that they could stay in the five acres of stunning silver birch woodland that they had lived in for 25 years.

Jess and Ian were fans of other buildings that PAD Studio had designed, so approached the architects to create a mobile home that would take full advantage of the lovely surroundings. ‘The main thing that we wanted was to take into account the views,’ says Jess. With this in mind, full-height triple-glazed windows were to be placed in positions where the natural beauty of the plot could be fully appreciated.

The Project

The owners

The property

Total cost

a caravan in the country

Having the perfect plot but an outdated park home, Jess and Ian decided to commission an architect-designed new build

Contemporary caravan transformation

country contemporary caravan exterior

Natural horizontal cladding was used on the exterior. The canopy was designed to shade the glazing, and to provide detailing, acting as an indicator for the main entrance. A walkway and planting guide the way into the property

contemporary breakfast bar in a country caravan

Striking Secto Design 4200 suspension lamps, by Atomic Interiors, hang over the limestone kitchen worktops

contemporary sitting area in s country mobile home

The TV surround and shelving was designed by PAD Studio. Link sofa and ottoman, Verzelloni

dining area in a contemporary country mobile home

The Morsø 7448 wood-burning stove is between the living and dining areas. Twist Oak table and Morph chairs, Zeitraum Möbel

contemporary kitchen with ceramic units

Malmo contemporary porcelain cupboards from Kitchen Collection are teamed with limestone work surfaces from Moleanos

bathroom in a contemporary forest mobile home

Duravit sanitaryware is used together with an Axis digital shower

contemporary bedroom in a contemporary forest caravan

A scenic place to sit in the contemporary bedroom. Croft collection braid rug, John Lewis

The costs

Build cost: £180,000

Total: £368,000