07/24/2013 14:04 EDT | Updated 09/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Would you use the Folks-Wagon?

A local businessman has designed and built a mobile meeting place for people or businesses to use because he thinks Vancouverites need new ways to interact with each other.

"I think it's offering something that I'd like to see out there — more opportunity for people to connect in different ways," said Robert Beckwermert .

The realtor built it himself over the course of eight months from the contents of a neighbouring garage that for decades served a clubhouse and meeting space for a group of scouts.

In the clubhouse sat two old pews, and last fall, as the clubhouse was readied for destruction, the pews weren't needed anymore.

Beckwermert estimates it cost him approximately $20,000 to build the wagon, but he says he's not looking to make money from the venture.

Instead he is just looking for creative opportunities to make use of the portable patio.

"It'd be nice to recover some costs eventually, but right now we don't want money to be a barrier," he said.