I really wanted to include some video in this post, but the weather in December, when I last visited LPO, was rather grey so I will spare you the viewing experience.
Rather more exciting than the weather, which continues wet and windy as I write, was the sight of nearly all our new Pinewood mobile homes in place around the park.
Although there are no steps to the doors, no furniture or soft furnishings in place it was great to see the quality and size of these lovely new accommodation units. I was reminded that the bedrooms all have a clever window system with pull-down mosquito net and pull down blackout blinds. I saw the electric water heaters that do away with gas boilers and supply a more reliable steady temperature of hot water. And I was able to see for myself those lovely wide showers in more spacious bathrooms.
To their great credit, the people at O’Hara mobile homes listened to us when we told them they didn’t have the right model of two bedroom unit – so they built some specially, to our specification. The Pinewood 2s at LPO are currently the only mobile homes of their kind in the world, although I suspect others will soon discover the merits of our design.
In the coming weeks, the LPO team will be cleaning, furnishing and setting up the first units and you can be sure that as soon as they are ready, the next post in the Pinewood story will be published. Maybe I’ll even manage a little video…..