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What would you do with this Renovated Gypsy Vardo Wagon?

I thought you’d like to see this gypsy vardo wagon that’s available for sale right now.

If you’re interested in learning about the history of these historic travel trailers I recommend reading through this page.

This project began around 4 years ago.

It was discovered on eBay but was in need of some TLC because it had been left outside in the sun for about two years.

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Image: GypsyVardo.com

I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the virtual tour of this historically influenced travel trailer below:

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Interestingly enough, it used to be a prop in a Pee-Wee Herman film from 20 or so years ago.

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This presented another challenge. Most of the features of the wagon weren’t real since it was just a prop.

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But this didn’t stop them.

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They bought it, loaded it up on their trailer, and took it home to begin working on it during weekends. Below is what it looked like when they first got it:

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Photo Credit: GypsyVardo.com

Learn and see more on how they renovated it here.

They cleared everything out from inside, cleaned it up, gutted it, and began doing the renovations.

Video of this Gypsy Vardo Wagon Renovation

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Images: GypsyVardo.com

Today it’s a unique and beautiful rolling guest house! And it’s for sale, too. If you’re interested in purchasing it you can contact the owners right here. Serious inquiries only please. It’s located in Fallbrook, California.

What would you do with a little structure like this?

I’d consider either mounting it on a utility trailer so it can be used for modern road traveling or if I had land I’d put it in my backyard to use as a micro guest house or as my writing studio/office. How about you?

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  • David Ridge January 7, 2014, 8:07 pm

    Crystal Ball? where was the crystal ball?

  • Lisa January 7, 2014, 11:28 pm

    Can’t read the colored text on top of the multicolored backgrounds. You need to put the text on individual black frames like you did at the end. Also, there are too many different text sizes and there’s not adequate time to read the copy; some of us are not speed readers (these are common errors of the movie industry, too.)

  • alice h January 8, 2014, 9:34 am

    Way out of my price range, though I can see where all the craftsmanship and detailed work would not come cheap. Aesthetically pleasing as it is, probably not practical for the way I live anyway. The roof construction is interesting. I was hoping to raise the roof and add a mollycroft on a travel trailer I was given but I’m still working out how to maintain structural integrity.

  • jerryd January 8, 2014, 4:53 pm

    I wouldn’t do anything with it because way, way to pricey when it could be done for 20 percent of the price..

    If it’s real and old one it could be worth something but by ripping everything out kind of ruined that value.

    And to take it anywhere you’d have to put in on a decent trailer thus the wheel are only good for looks.

  • Animasola June 1, 2015, 5:52 pm

    Beautiful. I also was touched when I heard Nick Drake’s Second Grace playing in the video. He is one of my very favorites. Somehow the Vardo video fit perfectly with it.

  • Amy June 29, 2015, 8:58 am

    I loved the outside of it when I first saw it, wow isn’t that a beauty. I perhaps would have animals painted on the outside, then got inside and it was such an original, interesting vibrancy and I liked a lot of the colours, I might not have put so many clashing colours in myself but I’m into the pastel colours, but funnily enough when I got to the end of the post and you showed how it was before, I did think it was a shame to make the tiny house so different from how it originally was because you basically turned snow white into madonna but yes the overall finish is brilliant and has a pretty finish, it’d mainly be the inside I’d change if it were mine, put my own stamp on it 🙂

  • Laura July 13, 2015, 12:30 pm

    I would buy a couple of draft horses and travel the USA!!!

  • Arthur June 27, 2016, 8:31 pm

    It would be nice without so much color, kinda back to original, and inside to a bare minimum, original as possible,. Then I would put it on a trailer, take it too fairs and festivals, I would also dress like a Gypsy, and charge fair goers $,to enter and see the life and times of the Gypsy’s.

    If you do this send me my share for the information,

    Thank you, Arthur H.

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