Within the wake of latest the earthquakes that gripped Türkiye’s southeast and with the concern of 1 hitting Istanbul, the nation’s social and financial hub sitting on the perimeters of the North Anatolian fault line (NAF), many individuals are in search of different lodging choices, one in every of them being caravans.
With caravans parked on the streets and drawing consideration, caravan producers say they can’t sustain with orders for the reason that Feb. 6 earthquakes.
“As earthquakes are a (half) of the agenda of Istanbul, there are individuals who don’t need to expertise that course of,” caravan salesperson Gökhan Düzolan instructed Demirören Information Company (DHA) on Monday.
”Everybody dwelling in a home desires a caravan. There’s a 70% improve in demand,” Düzolan mentioned.
After the earthquake catastrophe, many dwelling in ”unsafe” homes began to seek for different life, noting they don’t need to be caught unprepared within the case of a excessive tremor near the metropolitan areas. Aside from an rising curiosity in caravans, many Istanbulites additionally turned to search for alternate housing places, turning towards the East Thrace area within the northwest, the place demand for actual property gross sales just lately boomed.
Düzolan, who acknowledged that they used to promote as much as two caravans per thirty days in Istanbul famous that the quantity has now elevated to 10 after the earthquake and mentioned, “Those whose homes had been closely broken got here to us.”
”There have been folks from Gaziantep, Hatay, who got here to us and purchased caravans,” he added, reiterating that demand is shifting to folks from Istanbul, who need to alleviate the earthquake concern. ”It is safer for us. My daughter additionally lives in a caravan,” he famous.
Beforehand, folks weren’t all that eager on staying in caravans, however after the earthquake, folks began asking questions similar to: “What would occur if we had an evening like that? The place would we go? Ought to we stay in a caravan full-time?” Folks now come to not less than verify and get knowledgeable about how caravans are being constructed.
On the similar time, curiosity within the caravans is being raised throughout Türkiye with promotion days for one of many main luxurious caravan producers being held just lately within the western province of Izmir.
Emphasizing that the “local weather circumstances in Türkiye are appropriate for the caravan way of life,” Berkan Ülker, a caravan agency consultant, in contrast the demand in Türkiye with the demand in England noting that this way of life is extra possible in Türkiye as a result of 4 seasons the nation has.
Nevertheless, firm representatives and caravan producers spotlight the significance of analysis and figuring out the viability prior to buy.