In the '1950s, manufacturers such as Jubilee were promising the world to eager holidaymakers, highlighting “the limitless pleasure a caravan can give,” and offering layout changes on request as a special order at no extra cost “unless labour or material costs are involved.”
A decade later, with the 1961 Paladin Chalet billing itself as having “all the features of a luxury maisonette,” there was still no skimping on specification standards.
Cedar Ranchhouse was doing the rounds in industry magazines.
At £1345, it was a model taking a step up in the accommodation stakes. As its name suggests, cedarwood featured throughout. The lounge area was flooded with natural light, courtesy of grand bay windows and double entrance doors, while the large kitchen and dining area were “scientifically designed for maximum labour saving and hygiene.”
What's next for holiday homes?
Modern holiday homes have the exact atmosphere you need for rest and relaxation manufactured to their core. Once the hit to the tourism industry has subsided and we figure out the new normal, it will be parks and caravan sites that draw the attention of many who may no longer wish to jump straight back on board a confined plane, sticking instead with the staycation option.
Forget Airbnb, as many holiday homes already offer the affluence and aspirational interiors of a swanky city flat, and it'll be a joy to watch the innovation in manufacturing masterpieces from UK production lines in the years to come.