Yesterday was a beautiful day so I got out my camera and took some new shots of Sitting Buddha Hermitage. To the left of the building you can see the space where the retreat caravan will go. Two generous donations to the caravan fund have been made so far, totalling £1,500, which are both Gift Aided adding another £375. I reckon that I should be able to find a decent second hand caravan for £4,000, so we are almost half way there. If you can help with a donation please go to the Appeal for Funds page where you’ll find details of how you can make your donation.
Back in December Rev. Wilfrid and I visited a caravan dealer in Newcastle and we saw a 4 berth caravan with a fixed bed at the end. I liked this layout because you don’t have to convert the seating to a bed at night and then convert it back in the morning.
(You can click on a photo to see a larger version.)
If you are wondering what happened to the idea of getting an ecopod or a shepherd hut, I am still very keen on them and am holding them in mind for the future when we may possibly be able to buy our own property with more land. For now, on this rental property, it will need to be a caravan. And a caravan is considerably cheaper! I have started looking online for used caravans in the Derbyshire area and a kind Sangha friend has offered to tow it here. Just need to find a good one…