Lilliput is a brand of caravan made in New Zealand that is no longer in production.
Bought our 10' Lilli 12 years ago
Hey, it's great to see a current update on another Lilliputt being refurbished. We bought our 10' Lilli 12 years ago as temporary (18+months!) accomodation while building. She then became our "guestroom". Sadly, she has deteriorated quite a lot and is immobile after living outdoors unprotected for so many years. We would like to give our Lilli a birthday. She probably needs a whole new chassis and we are thinking of changing the interior layout. Definitely at the "think/dream" stage and need advice about sourcing parts and possibly skilled labour.(moving/rebuilding interior cabinets a bit too daunting!) How do we contact/join the Lilliput Club?
Lilliputians, - 04 May 2010
Can't wait to go away in it
We bought a Lilliput Gazelle last year and are currently renovating it. If there are any other Lilliput owners out there who are renovating and have questions or can offer helpful advice this could be a good place to do that. When we first bought our caravan, it wasn't as usable as we would have wanted so I started renovations as soon as I got it home. Its been 4 months so far and a steep learning curve. Supposedly simple jobs like replacing window rubbers have proved to be major exercises in sourcing the materials and then finding someone to install them. I'm doing as much as I can myself in my spare time. All going well in a couple of months I should be mostly done. We can't wait to go away in it.
Sam, - 17 March 2010
Be confident to buy it
The lilliput caravan club in New Zealand is still very strong with younger members joining. Most of the current members are retired but we recognise that these durable caravans will out last their present owners. These caravans have been lovingly cared for and are in immaculate condition and will last for many years yet, they are lightweight and very easy to tow, which has to be a big plus for the future with the rising price of fuel. If you are lucky enough to find one for sale, be confident to buy it, especially if you are retired and are looking forward to travelling. We have regular rallies
and we welcome new members. If you would like to know more about these vans please contact me.
George, New Zealand - 10 December 2007
Love them too
I love them too! I have an early Concord carvan, but want a Lilliput Gazelle.
Genevieve, New Zealand - 22 June 2006
I have a 1977 in good nick and I love it
I have a 1977 in good nick and I love it. Bought off my father after he had it for ten years and it is on the cover of the Bic Runga album and tows wonderfully.
chris, New Zealand - 14 June 2006
Love these vans
Love these vans. Got one by chance over a year ago - a 12' 6 of which there are only 26? Great club too with some real diehard fans and rallies organised.
Gary, New Zealand - 02 March 2006
Icons of the Kiwi caravan scene
These tiny, brilliantly packaged New Zealand caravans were made by Bruce Webster, an Auckland coachbuilder and wrought ironworker. Today, over 40 years after the first Lilliput rolled out of Webster’s basement, the vans have become icons of the Kiwi caravan scene: the only other caravan that comes close is the Concord, another fibreglass model. If you’re lucky enough to find a Lilliput in good condition today, it would command between $3,000 and $7,000. All Lilliputs are now collectors’ pieces and in high demand – not just for their lightness and compactness, but also for their inimitable, timeless style.
Chris, New Zealand - 05 December 2005