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the House-truck Owlize Journey continued .....

In late 1998 Gwynna set off on her maiden voyage to the South Island NZ for a couple of months R & R before attending the last Sweet-waters Festival in Auckland (right). 

While doing 'open home' (at request of organisers) at this festival Gwynna met the man who built the original house body. 
Talk about 2deg separation....what were the odds!

He was so overwhelmed with what Gwynna achieved rebuilding with such love and care down to re-using the brass screws which she had cleaned and lacquered, and remaking all the leadlight windows his wife originally made, he sat at the dining table with tears running down his cheeks.

His daughter was born in this home. What was now Gwynna's wardrobe was her cradle space!
He posted her some copies of photos from when he originally built it with such loving care and their first days on the road.

Gwynna  then joined the Gypsy Fair (below) and traveled NZ offering massage & Reiki therapy.  She also sold all things OWL and offered  'open home'  being paid a gold coin by each person who wished to step inside her majik home on wheels. 
Gwynna called herself a 'grassroots therapist' through this time;  introducing folks to massage / reflexology and Reiki as she traveled NZ, referring people on when necessary to cutting edge therapists she knew around the country.

Gwynna also taught Reiki workshops in beautiful locations around New Zealand.

In 1999 Gwynna  spent the winter months building the  authentic scaled version of Gypsy Vardo / caboose trailer unit,  the shell of which she found in Takaka, again, with no wheels under it !  (right)
This became her mobile therapy clinic and being semi self contained doubled as a cosy guest bedroom giving the sense of being cocooned in the womb or a cave.

The artwork was created by extraordinary airbrush artist Dean Lawrence of Christchurch. Namaste.

Gwynna is extremely proud of her achievement with the re-build of this home and caboose trailer to full self containment certification. 

Owlize was a joy to live in and Gwynna has some fabulous memories of this journey in her life and would do it again tomorrow if she could, wishing she had the courage to do it when her family was young and encourages anyone to face the fear and just do it!  Embrace the adventure.

The January 2004 edition of NZ H & G published a story and a spread of lovely photos of Owlize.
I love these black and white images (below) from this story.