Don and Elizabeth's Airy Coaster Conversion
- continued . . .
Note the attention to detail
with the floor coverings and trim. Tassie Oak is a great choice for coach conversions
as it is easy to work with and you can even get it at Bunnings! Plywood is also
readily available and is relatively cheap.
Notice the clever step idea shown with the "tread"
removed. Great for tools etc. We particularly liked the security gauzes. These
cost $160.00 per window and looked great and worked fantastically well. You can
clean the windows as there is a stainless steel piano hinge right along the top.
The fridge is right up the front and the LCD TV is mounted
on top of it. This location seemed to work well. The TV could be watched from
either bed and one side of the kitchen table. Lots of storage with good attention
to detail. Look at the picture below right. Here Don has put hinged tops on the
underbed storage. Note the rounded corners - the big boys don't go to this amount
No venetians here at all - instead all windows sported
nice curtains. Excellent attention to detail with the rear overhead cupboard.
Note the excellent curved fit. Don opted to retain the air conditioning ducts
on the offside.
Down the back is the toilet and large wardrobe storage
area. We liked the complete use of space in the toilet - see photo above right.
The materials bill came in at $30,000.00 for all the bits and pieces. The only
thing missing was a shower. This was overcome by using an external shower room.
Overall this is an excelled conversion and would probably fetch $70,000.00 if
ever Don and Elizabeth ever decide to build another one!