Barrel Top Wagons are a specialist carpentry business making wooden wagons, cabins, and lodges from sustainable, locally grown timber. We make solid timber caravans for living, holiday and work space. Carpenter Ben Ranson has 25 years’ experience of working with wood, and has developed relationships with timber suppliers on Dartmoor and in the Tamar Valley. He can then source the best local timber, mostly larch, Douglas fir and cedar, to use when constructing the bespoke wagons.
Similar to a static caravan, the living wagons can be moved by a large tractor or put on a low loader for any longer journeys. They also make smaller, towing wagons, suitable for pulling with a 4 x 4, such as their amazing 2015 design. This is a mid-range wagon, perfect for holiday accommodation or as a practical, unique spare room in the garden.
Established in 2011, the business has quickly grown, with this year set to be their best yet. They have recently received a Small Business award from ex-Dragon Theo Paphitis and have just discovered they will be supplying local Devon business, Plant Belles, with a structure to take to RHS Chelsea and Tatton park flower shows this year as well as attending the prestigious Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey.