Avon City Caravans should have been called a family business, and it would’ve been if my kids had ever lifted a finger!
My name is Lizi and I’m the Lone Ranger Owner Operator who started collecting, renovating, and renting out cool old caravans early in the new millennium after suddenly becoming a single Mum, and needing to support my children through their teenage years.
I still roll my eyes a lot, but I’ve never looked back!
I work very hard, as there is always something to clean, fix, arrange, or enhance.
I operate from home to keep the overheads down, allowing me to give better value to my customers.
I endeavor at all times to provide a friendly and efficient service, with integrity and respect.
We’ve been through the Christchurch and the Kaikoura earthquakes, a very busy few years, during which time I enlarged the fleet considerably to help accommodate families in need during their EQC repairs. At one point I had nearly fifty caravans, so I have must have been doing something right! I generally give them some serious enhancement with new curtains, seat covers, artwork on some, new carpets when needed. I am particularly fond of old 60’s 70’s and 80’s caravans, I’ve always loved them, they remind me of my childhood.
In more recent years my son has built me a beautiful home on the land I grew up on near Akaroa. The teenagers are now in their thirties, doing well in their lives, and making me proud. I’ve just become a grandmother, and I am utterly besotted!
Time to wind things down a bit again I feel. So now, as we head towards 2021 I’m slowly reducing the fleet and hoping to focus more towards the Permanent Living side of the business, to allow me more time with my family. I will still maintain a small Touring Fleet and will always have caravans available for Emergency and Short Term Accommodation. I have a very supportive team working with me who help Avon City Caravans maintain a high standard. With their help I am able to spend most of my time in the office to be of service to my customers.
Avon City Caravans is a business that continues to evolve, one way or the other…… and it’s fun to run……. I love what I do…….. and I hope to be doing it for a long time yet.
The caravans are displayed here on the website in all their honest glory. What you see is what you get. What more can I say? WELCOME!