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Wooden caravans



Do you want a traditional wooden caravan (roulotte) for your garden or to accommodate your friends or tourists. Are you a promoter of the outdoor tourism and do you want to increase your accommodation rooms? We are happy to support your demand presenting you the traditional wooden caravans ( roulottes ).

The caravans are built from softwood , spruce , they have very good insulation and can be heated. They are assembled on a metal chassis, have wheels and can be towed or moved on short distances. The caravans ( roulottes ) are built in Suceava, Romania with eco-materials.

The assembly is done on site because the caravans are oversized and canít be transported on public roads. The caravans ( roulottes ) are not equipped with brakes or a signaling system and canít run on public roads.

The assembly of one caravan is done by a team of professionals in one week time. The caravans (roulottes) can be build without any construction authorization and paperwork.

Gypsy caravans



These wagons originated in France ~1810 to lodge and transport traveling entertainers and merchants between different cities. Used by gypsies from ~1840 , the caravans evolved into several different versions: narrow, tall ones with a large flat, and built-in cases for displaying and transporting goods; smaller ones for basic lodging with simple decorations and tall wheels for fording rivers that could be easily pulled with one horse;

The Vardo



Traditionally, a "vardo" (the term gypsies use to refer to their wagons, originating from the Iranian word "vurdon" or cart) . Depending on the building skill and owner's wealth, the "vardo" could have very ornately carved and gild with gold leaf finishing. The insides were also efficiently designed, with ingenious ideas such as a parents' bed with very high legs to allow room for sliding the children's beds underneath, or incorporating a functioning woodstove for cooking and heating. Depending on the gypsy community's traditions, the wagons were also sometimes burned upon the owner's death to help free his soul.



Mobile homes



The concept of mobile homes is relatively new in Romania. Mobile homes have a lot of advantages : the lack of a concrete foundation, no need for a construction authorization, theopportunity to move the house for short distance, little space needed for the actual building, all have led to the apparition of a new economic sector. The mobile homes can be as well as aquatic or terra. The aqua homes are usually found in countries as Belgium or Netherlands or even in France is Paris, floating on Sena.

Because of our team's innovation and adaptability we come up with a new product - wooden caravans. The wooden caravan is the best substitute for the mobile home. The concept of mobile homes has a long way and tradition in several countries outside the ,, Old Continent ,, . The technological breakthroughs led to the caravan restaurant, commercial caravan, different types of mobiles homes with all sort of chassis.

The main advantage of the wooden caravan is that they don't need a construction authorization and they can be moved on short distances. We can suggest some of the commercial use of the caravans. Most of the times the caravans are used in hotels to enhance the room capacity but we came up with some ingenious ideas.



Fast food caravan



Let us assume you have surface of 10 square meters with great pedestrian traffic or you want to participate to a festival where you will have thousands of customers. Let's assume you to provide pancakes, sandwiches or snacks. You can take into consideration the classic voyage roulotte but you will have problems getting the sanitary authorization. The fast food wooden caravan is your best option because it's much easier to obtain any kind of authorization, you can move it on short distances and it looks much better.

Advantages:

  • Beautiful architecture and design
  • It can be produced from the start on the clients demands and under the sanitary requirements
  • Does not require a construction authorization
  • It can me moved on short distances
  • Very good insulation and very resistant in bad weather
  • The fast food caravan is very profitable




Mobile restaurant - The caravan restaurant



The caravan restaurant is a new idea having a narrow range of applicability but very it is very advantageous in some cases. It's very important to place it in urban agglomeration or at seaside on the shore of the sea where it could be a prosperous business. Also it can be placed in locations where the environment does not allow the customer to build any other constructions. Imagine a restaurant on the sea's shore with a surface of 20 square meters and aterrace of 30 square meters with a total capacity of 40 customers.

Another possible scenario is when the client does not have enough space and must place the restaurant in a crowded spot. The wooden caravan is an excellent opportunity.



The Cart from Vienna



The wagon from Vienna is usually used as atelage and does not have any commercial purpose.The next generation of wagons is known as carts and they were used in 20 th century entrepreneurs from Vienna to sell different merchandise. The Wagon from Vienna and the Cart from Vienna are known to be the predecessors of the commercial caravan.In Romania we have some locations where you can see some caravans : Bucharest, Brasov, Suceava



Mobile shop - Mobile caravan



Also known as the mobile caravan has other different names : mobile boutique or kiosk. They are used for selling handicraft, handmade goods or souvenirs. The greatest strong point of the mobile shop is it's looks that attracts customers like a magnet and it is suitable for turistic cities in Europe.



The situation in France



The country which has the longest tradition in building wooden caravans is France. The caravanes are spread all around France. You can find famous locations such as: locatii de pe google The idea was imported from the nomad gypsies which traveled all around Europe in the wooden caravans. As a nomad people they had this custom to live their lives in these mobile trailers. The French adapted this concept to their own demands and they developed an industry merging the rustic and rural style with an economical efficiency. Using excellent technical ideas, innovation, creativity and a long experience in the wood processing they obtained a unique product with various utilizations in the public sector, private sector, public-private sector or even in adventure parks. When we refer to an adventure park we refer to resorts in which you can practice the following activities : ski, snowboard, tracking, mountain climbing, mountain bikes, rafting, bungee jumping, horse ridding and various other sports. Because the adventure parks are build in areas in which the access is difficult and the camping sites are not that common, building a roulette is a very a good solution and it is much cheaper than buildings wooden houses, wooden chalets, wooden cabins, wooden cottages . Also it is an ecological building solution because all the material used in the process is ecological. The wood used in the process is treated ecologically and honors all the European standards.



The situation in Romania



Romania is a country in which you can find good quality caravans at cheap prices but regarding Romanian clients, momentary the potential market is very at ground zero. As in Poland another country which known for producing wooden caravans, Romania is at itís beginning. In Romania there are many locations with great potential : Ranca, Predeal, Brasov, Sibiu, Azuga, Balea Lac, Sighisoara, Predeal, Bran, Saliste, Borsa, Sinaia, Campul-Lung Moldovenesc, Arieseni,Borsa,Vatra Donei, Soimu, Gura Humorului, Bran, Ocna Mures, Gura Raului, Cavnic, Busteni, Durau, Cozia, Coada Lacului, Bicaz, Semenic, Toplita, Borsec, Fagaras, the Fagaras caravans, Apuseni Mountains and The Black Sea. The potential market is very large because in some of these areas there is no connections for gas and water. This is another motive for which you can have your own mobile place with a minimal investment and the possibility to set your home in a location that is not accessible because of the infrastructure or terrain.
Still the lack of experience in this field makes the Romanian clients a bit reluctant. Viewing from an economic point of view, the investments of companies or investments coming from the public sector or from private persons have a very good rate of return. The rate of return ranges from two to five years. From a simple calculation you can see that this type of investment has a better opportunity cost than the one in lodges, wooden houses, cottages or any other type of mobile house. The best example concerning the investments in roulettes, is France. We consider that Romania can reach this level in the following ten years. This fact is due to the following factors : the price of the wood is cheaper than in other European countries, the cost with the workforce is cheaper and also you can find qualified workers. Another advantage is that Romania has a long tradition in wood processing.
As promoters of the wooden caravans we will gladly answer any of your questions and help you with your ambitious projects. In Romania you can find the best ratio price-quality because the wood is cheaper than in Poland and the workforce is qualified as well.



Other countries in which we export caravans



On second place in Europe regarding the caravan market is Belgium. Our company exported several works : wooden caravans, wooden frame houses and wooden stratified doors and windows. The Belgians took over the concept very easily because they speak French and can adapt the technical data to their demands. Some other countries in with great potential are Italy and Holland. From what we know in Italy there a few caravans producers that have imported this concept and there are some finished works. Concerning Holland they are at their beginnings as Romania as well.