Martin Galley and Robyn Agnew holiday with ''Aunty
Lorraine''. Photo by Mark Price.
When the holidaymakers begin flooding into the Upper
Clutha, Martin Galley and Robyn Agnew, of Albert Town, uncover
their little retro caravan and head for the hills - about 2km
There - in the Lake Outlet Holiday Park - they set up their
brightly coloured, 4m-long, 1981 Concord caravan and hand the
keys of their house to a family from Australia.
The couple had scoured the country for a small, ''cool''
caravan and eventually tracked down the Concord in Auckland.
They towed their $8000 purchase home and had it painted.
They've also added a small wood-burning stove, which is used
for cooking and heating.
The decor is mostly original wood veneer, formica and
coloured glass - just the way the Albert Town couple like it.
The couple say after a lull in production, the Atkins family
of Hawkes Bay, who make Concords, are back in business. Many
of the modern Concord caravans they produce feature plush
interiors, complete with LED televisions.
Ms Agnew calls the caravan ''Aunty Lorraine'' after a
favourite aunt, who lived in a house the caravan reminds her
Mr Galley says the fibreglass caravan is very light and easy
to tow and best of all, it is likely to be appreciating in