Basil Smith has spent his whole life traveling the world and living like a nomad which makes his current profession all the more fitting.
Basil makes Romani caravans using only manual hand tools and recycled materials – he says the more delicate and detailed he can make his creations, the better.
GET GOOD NEWS ON THE GO WITH OUR NEW NEWS APP—> Download FREE for Android and iOS
The woodworker’s wife, Janet, has a workshop of her own where she painstakingly cuts all the lead glass for the window panes in each wagon.
The artistic duo has twice traveled the length of Australia in a caravan of their own while their more elaborate pieces stay tucked away in Margate, Tasmania.
“Life seems to mold us the way it wants us to go” Basil told 936 ABC. “But to kick against the pricks is my joy in life. To do something different.”
(WATCH the Video above)
Color Your Friend’s Timeline With This Story… Click To Share