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Vardo Style Tiny House on Wheels For Sale in Banks, Oregon

This is a Vardo Style Tiny House on Wheels For Sale in Banks, Oregon.

From the outside, you’ll notice it features a rounded, vardo style roof line.

When you go inside, you’ll find a living area, storage staircase to loft, a kitchen, bathroom, and more!

Asking price is $55,000. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Vardo Style Tiny House on Wheels For Sale in Banks, Oregon

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Truly unique custom tiny home for sale by builder. If you are searching for an alternative to cookie cutter tiny houses, look no further. This home is professionally built to the highest standards from framing to finish by a licensed Oregon contractor (ccb #202341).
Features include:

Custom built 20′ trailer with dual 5200 lb rubber torsion axles and trailer brakes
Premium kiln dried framing materials
All cedar siding and exterior trim
Custom made radius glue lam exposed rafter beams
Jeld Wen aluminum clad wood windows
7 1/2′ by 7 1/2′ sleeping loft
Clear vertical grain fir ceiling and wall paneling
Solid 3/4″ Brazilian Cherry flooring
Knotty Alder kitchen cabinetry with Brazilian Cherry countertop
12″ deep stainless steel kitchen sink
Force 10 stainless steel propane marine range with hood
Rheem propane on demand hot water heater
Pratt and Larsen arabesque tile in bathroom
Polished pebble inlayed entry
Full size fiberglass shower
Simpson solid wood door
Spray foam insulation throughout
Polished stainless steel plumbing
Custom made cvg fir stair chest
30 year Kynar coated steel roof
CVG fir gutters
12 seismic hold downs to secure it safely to the frame
All plywood sheathing; no OSB!
Stainless steel exterior fasteners and flashing
All framing is glued and fastened with heavy duty exterior grade screws
Much more!

Power is supplied via 4 prong, 240V/50 amp service and residential sub panel. Dual water system incorporates a 50 gallon fresh water tank and pump located under the kitchen cabinets, or can be hooked directly to a municipal water source. Sink and shower waste water can be either plumbed directly to sewer/septic, or to dual 32 gallon grey water tanks (included). Price includes installation of Nature’s Head or Separett composting toilet, refrigerator and microwave of buyer’s choosing. A standard residential toilet could also be installed if septic or sewer is available (price negotiable). Delivery and set-up in Oregon and Washington included, and further customization is available (shelving, porch, additional cabinetry, etc…). Delivery outside the NW is also available. Licensed, titled and registered with Oregon DMV with RV plates. Located at my shop in Banks, Oregon approximately 20 miles west of Portland. Email or call with any questions, or to set up an appointment to view.

Learn more: https://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/for/5584351496.html

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  • Linton Tomlin May 16, 2016, 12:34 pm

    My very favorite so far. Gorgeous. It’s just PERFECT!

    • Joseph Clark, Shibui Woodworking Inc. May 16, 2016, 7:58 pm

      Thank you Linton! The positive feedback is much appreciated. I don’t know about perfect (there’s a couple things I’d do differently in hindsight), but it was a labor of love, and I’m pretty stoked with the result. Cheers, Joe

  • AVD May 16, 2016, 2:43 pm

    Very nicely crafted with good quality construction. The drawback seems to be that the end-product includes several safety flaws that continually show up in so many similar tiny house designs.

    • Marcy May 16, 2016, 5:00 pm

      Safety flaws such as?

      • Eric May 16, 2016, 7:14 pm

        Probably no giant balls of cotton to protect you if you should happen to fall… : /

    • Joseph Clark, Shibui Woodworking Inc. May 16, 2016, 8:03 pm

      Thank you for the (mostly) positive feedback. If the safety issues you refer to are a lack of handrails on the steps or loft, they could certainly be added, and I’ll be happy to do so if the buyer wishes. The balance is of course between safety and ease of access. Working with such a small space definitely presents a unique set of challenges.
      Cheers, Joe

  • Scott May 16, 2016, 3:04 pm

    It’s ok but I prefer the euro gypsy caravans better that were profiled not long ago here.
    They have lots more character. The problem with these new builds is they try to make them look like the inside of a brick and mortar apartment building. Missing the whole point of what a tiny house on wheels is or should be. Cozy, utilitarian, functional and don’t need to break the bank to have something that looks great.
    If you haven’t seen or visited Ringling Bros circus museum in Baraboo Wi or have seen the ornate crafted wagons they made years ago it’s s must see for ideas.

    • Nerida May 18, 2016, 3:50 am

      The ornate crafted wagons you talk about have 2 drawbacks. One the cost of all that intricate work is prohibitive, and I would rather have plain and all the bits I need than pretty but missing a bathroom or functional kitchen. 2. Having followed gypsy sites for some years their biggest complaint is that they draw too much unwanted attention. Owners are constantly harrassed by people wanting to look inside or people who simply walk into your space and take photos without permission.

      These might also attract attention but not quite at the same level. Personally I think this is very well made and looks fabulous. I am not sure why you have a view that dictats what a tiny house on wheels should be. It should be a home shouldnt it? We all have different tastes and needs and make choices as to what we cant live with or without. Many of the cozy, utilitarian, functional? THOW I have seen have been shoddy, poorly thought out, ramshackle, homemade distaters on wheels. Some I have seen the l ight coming through from the out side through gaps in the walls that are not windows or doors but faulty construction.

      For me this one gets a big thumbs up. If I lived in the states I would be heading to Banks, Oregon to place an order.

  • Emily c. May 16, 2016, 3:05 pm

    Very cute, I love the combo of stairs, closet and chest a drawers. But I don’t see any room for seating. I gotta have a couch even a small one.

    • Joseph Clark, Shibui Woodworking Inc. May 16, 2016, 9:34 pm

      Hi Emily; Thanks for your feedback! As I mention in the post, I’m more than happy to further customize the space to the new owner’s personal taste. A built in couch (perhaps one that folds down, like the kitchen table) is certainly an option. Personally, I’m more of a “chair” guy (mine has wheels and reclines!), but I don’t discriminate against the “couch” nation… Whatever makes the cheeks happy!
      Cheers, Joe

  • kristina nadreau May 16, 2016, 5:00 pm

    this is spectacular. to hell with the couch and bring me a fine chair and ottoman. the barrel-vault ceiling is fabulous. The new owner will be so very lucky. If I were to go Tiny in the USA, I would have abel Zimmerman build for me. His designs and craftsmanship are above and beyond all others. these days there are a few fine, fine builders & designers and “Zyl Vardo” is by far the best of the best.

  • kristina nadreau May 16, 2016, 5:03 pm

    I intend to pin this so I can have my local wood workers here in Belize replicate the tansu steps.

    • Joseph Clark, Shibui Woodworking Inc. May 16, 2016, 8:18 pm

      Kristina; Glad you like it! You’re welcome to fly me to Belize and put me up, and I’ll happily build one for you too. No? Fair enough… If not, you can google “Japanese kaidan dansu” (or tansu, the ‘t’ changes to a ‘d’ when a descriptor is added) for further ideas. I used to import and restore antique Japanese furniture, and this was inspired by the 18th and 19th century step chests. The drawer pulls are actually salvaged from an old tansu I had that was beyond repair. They’re hand forged iron, and date to around the late 1800’s.
      Cheers, Joe

  • Lisa E. May 16, 2016, 5:38 pm

    I really love the looks of this build; the roof from the inside is a masterpiece.

    My big concern is the space between the wall and the storage staircase; how does one clean in there? In time little spiders and dust bunnies will take up residence and will need to be relocated out doors.

    • Joseph Clark, Shibui Woodworking Inc. May 16, 2016, 8:12 pm

      Hi Lisa; A few people have brought up a concern about the space between the stairs and the wall, and it’s a legitimate concern. The space is a result of the fact that I built the tansu chest as a stand alone piece of furniture, which could be replaced with a simple ladder if that was the new owner’s desire. Because of the soffit that covers the wheel wells, it would have been difficult to eliminate that space without making the stair chest a permanent built in feature. That being said, I have a relatively easy fix, which is to run a flat ‘skirt’ trim from the wheel well up to the wall, following the angle of the stairs just below the treads.
      Thanks for your feedback. Obviously, I still have a few little details to fine-tune!
      Cheers, Joe

  • Craig Archambault May 16, 2016, 10:25 pm

    Shibui, indeed – I lived in Japan for 27 years, and now I see why your kaidan dansu (stepped chest) looks so authentic! Then I noticed the name of your company. Maybe the closest translation of Shibui is “tasteful” in this case, but, of course, it’s never easy to translate this kind of Japanese adjective into pedestrian English.
    BTW, I am currently building a THOW with a curved roof, (not as rounded as yours), but have only found so far a company to make the radius roofing for about $1000 for a 10 x 22′ roof – any suggestions?

    • Joseph Clark, Shibui Woodworking Inc. May 16, 2016, 10:52 pm

      Craig; Thanks for the good vibes. I think you’re the first person who’s every recognized the name. Normally, I’m doing pretty well if I can get my suppliers to spell it right… I imported and restored tansu from Japan for several years, but this was the first time I’ve tried to build one from scratch. I was really fortunate to have one kicking around in storage that had just the right amount of drawer pulls. The tansu was beyond repair, but the pulls were in great shape. I found some nice forged iron door handles from Ashley Norton at National Builders Hardware here in Portland for the cupboard doors that will complement the pulls well. They should be here soon.
      As for your question about roofing, I had the steel panels custom made by Taylor Metal Products in Salem Oregon. It was about the same price as what you were quoted, but of course I installed it myself. Sounds like that’s about what you should expect to pay. The panels were about 10′ in length, and with the overhangs, I needed about 24′ worth. I was pretty happy with both the product and the service from Taylor. Not sure where you’re located, but you might check them out.
      Good luck with your build! Are you making glue lam beams, or cutting your rafters out of solid stock? The glue lams are pretty time consuming, but I think they look pretty sharp, and they’re definitely stronger structurally. Don’t be afraid to give it a try. All you need is a good clear, dry material, a strong table or band saw, sharp planer knives, a pattern, lots of glue and lots of patience!
      Cheers mate,

  • Brandi May 16, 2016, 10:48 pm

    I think it is well made. I Love this one!!
    Just let the rude comments run off like water off a duck’s back.
    Sometimes some people don’t know how to get their opinion out there with out being cruel. I apologize on their behalf. This is after all a place to share ideas not to castrate another with one’s opinion. For the most part this is a warm and caring group…….let’s keep it so.

  • Renee May 17, 2016, 12:08 am

    The finished woodwork is beautiful, love the craftsmanship work on the stair/storage cabinetry and hardware. Nice touches with the bath floor, entryway, even built-in drop-leaf table, and most of all the curved beam ceiling for more headroom! Absolutely lovely and with character – well done! If I was downsizing, this little THOW would be a serious contender for me!

  • JoAnn May 17, 2016, 1:47 am

    I like it. Hope to see more as I live locally. Love the tansu stairs.

  • Maria May 17, 2016, 8:44 am

    Beautifully done. But I would only make a few changes. I would move the outlet by the stair over 3 inches and make the stairs wider with a railing going down like a stairway that you would have in a house,not a railing against wall. I would put a railing along the opening in loft. Next make this 6 feet longer and it would be perfect for me. This way I would have a nice living area.

  • LouAnn May 17, 2016, 9:41 am

    Beautiful! I too wish it were a few feet longer for a little more seating space. For the gap between the stairs and wall, could the base trim, etc., be notched out? What is the insulation rating? I wonder what the additional cost would be to transport to Wisconsin?

  • kevin May 18, 2016, 8:03 am

    nice set up. I’m curious if the stairs are moveable? there seems to be that space between the walls an stairs?

  • Scott May 18, 2016, 8:28 am

    Well my comments were not meant to be rude or crass so I apologize if they came across as that.
    As a semi retired woodworker , furniture maker, landscape designer I can speak from experience . Yes this is a lovely thing to look at but for 55k I’d rather find a piece of land to purchase and put up a yurt or buy a vintage airstream or something that doesn’t have so many square angles and has less of an apartment feel to it. This one is just too much wood and straight lines and doesn’t have the warmth or character of some others I have seen here such as the Beautiful 23′ Green caravan featured not long ago. My comment about the old circus wagons was meant about their spirit or vibe they just have a individual character to them that is not so easily duplicated. There was a nice ticket/money wagon that had leaded windows, a stove, bed, and desk that was so cool and functional my pics didn’t do it justice .
    Any way it’s always nice to see how others interpret their ideas.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Judy May 20, 2016, 6:06 pm

    Very well built. Why people have to go all critical is beyond me. There are no set in stone rules as to what a THOW should look like other than (maybe) dimensions. I have personal needs that I would want filled were I to build one or have it built (most likely) but I’m enthralled at the many ideas that others find suitable for their THOW. This little delightful build looks like a fun one to enjoy beside a lake or any vacation spot. Great job, Joseph Clark!

  • Jaykay May 20, 2016, 11:59 pm

    Absolutely beautiful place and beautiful workmanship!

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