So here's the scoop. Ever since the first time I saw one bobbing down the road, I've wanted a boler trailer. These light weight, 13 foot fiberglass models were designed in Winnipeg, and modeled after plans of a septic tank! Approximately 10,000 units were produced from 1970-1978 before ceasing production. The name "Boler" was based on the shape of a boler hat, a rounded corner shape much like the boler trailer itself. I perfer it's common nickname, the egg.
When a chance came up to own one, I decided, Lune and I was ready for a new kind of adventure. Here's a look at the interior of our vintage Boler Trailer, Eggie!
The dining table turns into a double bed. When I got the egg home, I peeled off the old grey flannel slip covers to expose perfect original yellow,white and black upholstery. Sweet! The curtains on the other hand, have to change.
The kitchen is surprisingly functional despite it's tiny size. We hardly use our stove in favour of our outdoor bbq, so the hood will be carefully removed and put into storage (we are saving all original parts in case we want to use them again in the future).
The bunks in a Boler fold down into a couch unit. This is pretty neat. All rods will be removable so we can set up bunks when we travel, and for Luke (my 4 year old) to camp on. Gotta love multi-tasking! The floor is currently covered in well used, grey outdoor carpet (or office carpet - either way - ICK). I'm not entirely decided on laminate wood planks, or some cute vinyl. This is one quick change that I'm really looking forward to.
Not shown is a cute closet which I think could benefit from some kind of shelving or drawer unit instead of the singe rod that's in there now.
Summer is coming FAST, and there is a lot to do. Luckily, it's mostly cosmetic, and fairly simple. I'm so excited and motivated to work on it, and happily, so is Todd and Luke. Making a move to owning an Egg didn't take too much convincing.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE adventures, and this is a big one for me. How cool that I get to share it with you - step by step. Maybe you can help me with some decisions too!