We sold our house and bought an entire caravan park so we could live totally mortgage free

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THEY decided to sell their home and buy a derelict caravan park for just £90,000.

And now Emilie and Jon are documenting their renovation of the three-acre property in Gwendraeth Valley in West Wales on their TikTok page as they work to “build a little house themselves and live mortgage-free”.

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Emilie and Jon took to TikTok to show off their newly purchased caravan park, which they got for £90,000Credit: TikTok/@camp_out_west
They plan to build their own little house on the land - for which they already have planning permission

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They plan to build their own little house on the land – for which they already have planning permissionCredit: TikTok/@camp_out_west
An aerial view of one of four abandoned trailers at the site, which spans three acres

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An aerial view of one of four abandoned trailers at the site, which spans three acresCredit: TikTok/@camp_out_west
There are also two abandoned cars at the site

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There are also two abandoned cars at the siteCredit: TikTok/@camp_out_west

But it’s going to take a lot of hard work, as the couple showed in a recent video on the social media site.

“We have three acres of completely overgrown grass and woods, not to mention a few abandoned cars and four abandoned trailers,” Jon explained.

Emilie then took the camera and showed what it looked like in the background – including the cars and three of the caravans.

“We’re just trying to get around the back to see the view without falling through the…” Emilie said, just as Jon’s leg broke through one of the rotting wooden planks.

Inside the trailers there was a whole heap of rubbish, including clothes airers with things still on them, bicycles, televisions and radios.

“I just got off the third trailer and here is the view,” Emilie said.

“Across the way from here is the greenbelt which is amazing. It just means nothing will be built in that view so we will always have that.”

She then went down the road to the left of the field to the second entrance.

“You might not be able to see, but here we have another big trailer – a trampoline, an outdoor shower, a shed, another big workshop in the back,” she said.

In the comments section of the video, Emilie revealed that “this was the old coal miners trailer park where they used to sleep after a shift in the pit.

“Jon’s grandfather used to work there too!”

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People were also quick to offer their suggestions on what could be salvaged from caravans and land.

‘The jag has 2 catalytic converters and if genuine they are worth £400 each,’ one person wrote.

While another added: ‘Remember to salvage the aluminum from the caravans and cut the cat converter from the cars and weigh them.’

“Thanks very much!” Emily replied

“Great advice. It’s going to be so exciting when we start cleaning up.”

Emilie added in another comment that they first saw the pitch nine months ago, but only became owners of it last week.

She also revealed that they had already planned their tiny house, which was one of the main reasons they bought it.

The caravans were full of rubbish, which Emilie said she was eager to clean up

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The caravans were full of rubbish, which Emilie said she was eager to clean upCredit: TikTok/@camp_out_west
The caravan park was used by miners - so there is still plenty in the caravans

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The caravan park was used by miners – so there is still plenty in the caravansCredit: TikTok/@camp_out_west
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