Former RAF Technician Turns Jet Engine Into Four Bed Caravan

We’ve seen countless examples of jaw dropping home renovations during lockdown, with sheds becoming emergency pubs and overgrown backyards being transformed into luxurious mediterranean patios. But one former Royal Air Force technician has topped them all with his ingenious DIY creation.

Steve Jones spent five years as a junior tech in the RAF, servicing jet engines and similar combat aircrafts at Brize Norton. But it’s probably safe to assume he was never tasked with turning one into a caravan.

Yet, after 1,000 hours and £4,000, Steve is now the proud owner of a former Vickers VC10 engine nacelle/four bed family static home.

The project was undertaken between January and March of this year but, as has been the case with pretty much everything in 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic went and disrupted progress, putting the brakes on a family holiday Steve had planned with his wife Charlotte and sons Daniel and Benjamin.

His creativity was even rewarded with an appearance on Channel 4’s George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. During an interview with BFBS Radio presenter Alex Gill, Steve said of the his television debut,“It was a great experience, Ive never done anything on camera before and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The caravan plan had been six years in the making before the former RAF tech made his dreams become a reality.

Steve is now in the process of getting his new home-on-the-road through the necessary regulations and safety tests so that he can start traveling with his family in 2021. 

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