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 Reese 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 my office at home to keep the overheads down, allowing me to give better value to my customers.
I endeavour to provide a friendly and efficient service, with integrity and respect.
We’ve been through the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes, a very busy few years, during which time I enlarged the fleet to help accommodate families in need during their EQC repairs. At one point I had forty-eight caravans, so I must have been doing something right!
I thoroughly enjoy the renovation process and continually enhance them with new curtains, carpets, paint, seat covers, and often some interesting artwork.
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.
My son has built me a beautiful home on the land I grew up on near Akaroa and I spend as much time there as I can. 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!
So, it’s time to wind things down a bit now. I’ve reduced the fleet and I’m now focused on the Permanent Living side of the business to allow me more time with family.
I will still always have caravans available for Emergency and Short-Term Accommodation and all Events in and around Canterbury.
Avon City Caravans is a business that continues to evolve, one way or the other…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 in all their honest glory. What you see is what you get.
What more can I say? WELCOME!