Now will it hold an actually person? Even I'm not sure. I might err on the side of safety and this will be come a lovely handwashing station, with towels on the arms and a bowl on the seat, at Pennsic.
On to what I've been planning! I really *really* want to make my vardo solar. There are a lot of reasons for this (I can charge up my phone, my computer, and run the lights!) but it comes down to one simple reason- I want to be able to run my fridge, darn it! Yes, I can easily add some ice packs and just use the fridge as an icebox the entire two weeks but...I want my fridge! Plus, with solar power, I can turn the vardo into a wifi hotspot pretty easily....
Solar is quiet, effective, and a great power system all around when camping. The problem is the price. The price to full make my fridge run and turn on a light or two would be around $900. That is not a small chuck of change. And the reason for the price isn't the panels either - the one panel I know would be perfect is a slight bit more than the others I've been looking at. Still, it's $229. It's also the only panel I need.
In reality, the entire solar power system is easily $322 - I priced out the panel, the inverter, the regulator, and even the trickle charger. It's the batteries that make up the rest of that $900 price tag. I would need two true deep cycles or four golf cart batteries. The best I could find for the cheapest I could find were 4 golf cart batteries at $150 each. That's $600 right there.
Storing the batteries in the trailer isn't an issue - there plenty of space. It really all comes down to price. Do I and will I use the trailer enough to really justify throwing around $900+ on making it ready for