If you love Tumbleweed’s tiny house designs but you’d prefer something even smaller, then the Vardo gypsy style camper (link to video version of this post) might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Gypsy Style Super Tiny House
It’s a gypsy style camper that will fit in the back of your truck or on a small trailer. It’s perfect if you want to travel or just use it for camping on the weekends.
It’s also a great way to spruce up on your building skills before you tackle a larger project.
Using Recycled Materials
Jay Shafer, founder of Tumbleweed, built the first Vardo from mostly recycled materials. He only had to spend a few hundred dollars to make it, and you can make it look really cool if you find some stained glass you can use for a window.
Jay and his wife have actually used it themselves when traveling throughout California and I wouldn’t mind having one myself!
The Plans, So You Can Build One For Yourself
As usual Jay and their team have created detailed plans to make it easy for you to follow and build your own. The building plans include…
Elevation drawings from all 4 sides
Window and door openings
Two pages on how to frame each wall (front, back and sides)
How to create the rounded roof
How to create the slight angle on the side walls
How to insulate and where
What types of wood studs to use
What materials to use
How to secure it to your truck
How to secure it to a trailer
With the plans you also get details on the doors and other basic components.
Today he’s going to tell you a little more about himself. You have probably seen his small off grid solar cabin around the web before.
Here are some questions I had for him and I think you’ll enjoy his answers below. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us, LaMar.
What got you to start the construction of your solar cabin?
How has it changed your life, what do you love most about it compared to before?
How long have you been in your current design?
What’s in store for the future for you, your cabin, or are there completely different plans for you?
What has been your biggest challenge during the process?
Tell us about your solar power ebook/plans.
I’ll hand it off to LaMar now. By the way I own a copy of his solar building plans and they are a great value if you are wanting to learn all of this stuff. A link to where you can order them is provided for you below at his website.
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