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How This Man Built a $4k Gypsy Tiny Home on Wheels in 4 Months

Meet Sage and his hand-built gypsy wagon. He built this tiny house on a trailer on during weekends which took four months.

Sage paid about $4,000 in materials and did all of the labor himself. Today he uses a lot less energy to live and has much less space for clutter to build up, which he likes. Sage now feels organized and mobile. He lives a voluntarily simple lifestyle in a gypsy wagon style tiny house that he built himself. You can check it out below.

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He Built a $4,000 Tiny House in 4 Months

Sage's Gypsy Wagon Tiny House on a Trailer

Photo Courtesy of Sage Radachowsky at GypsyLiving.org

Below is a video that he put together when moving his house.

Sage moving his Gypsy Wagon Tiny House

That’s one of the benefits of being on a trailer… You can always move.

Sage was also featured in one of Derek Diedricksen‘s Tiny Yellow House episodes which you can watch below.

VIDEO TOUR – Sage and his Tiny House on Tiny Yellow House

Derek is the author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, a book jam-packed with ideas on how to use reclaimed materials to build simple shelters. Also check out Deek’s latest book called, Micro Living. He also hosts hands on workshops, too!

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  • Jake Levi
    February 19, 2014, 4:23 pm

    Too low to the ground for me to haul it on the roads I travel. Each to his own. I suspect it weighs out high. I am going to build on a 21′ trailer, cut down from a 26′ RV, have 3′ on thee backend for an entrance porch and 18″ RV, it will have insulation plus pine siding and pine interior, and well insulated windows. It will take a bit more then 4 mos though, but whatever it takes. Rough design is that of an Irish Traveller wagon, not a bow top but solid sides.

    • Karen Blackburn
      November 2, 2018, 6:26 am

      Irish travellers live in caravans, some small but many around the 30′ mark towed by trucks. Luxurious inside and one family might have several of them (have friends in the travelling community). Many others are settled and only live in caravans during the summer holidays, these tend to be the small 6 berth ones, even then they will have a couple with one for the kids and the other for the adults plus eating/cooking etc., both will have toilets. Look to travelling circuses for ideas if this is really what you want but they are big, expensive and need a truck to tow, not the normal Ford pickup (350??) shown on most of these THoWs but the big flat bed trucks used to cart old cars and the like. The very old gypsy wagons are great, can be rented along with the horse for holidays on the road in the Slieve Bloom hills and are tiny, bed, cook outside, porta potty, tent for kids to sleep in. Take your pick, I prefer the latter but they are tiny and not for indoor living long term.

  • di
    May 30, 2014, 4:43 pm

    Do you rent from your relatives?

    How did you find a place to park and pay rent?

    What kind of outhouse is allowed in that area?

  • Hell's Mechanic
    September 16, 2014, 3:55 pm

    It needs more ground clearance, one dip and it going to be a real tiny house.

  • rusty
    September 17, 2014, 1:25 am

    It is a nice job .I like the fact that it’s low not as many steps also easier to do a nice yard around .

  • Liz
    December 15, 2014, 9:44 am

    What a mess. Don’t clean before filming whatever you do.

  • Michael
    July 26, 2015, 3:32 pm

    I’m glad I found your blog! I have an idea to create a tiny house community in Cleveland OH. Our city is littered with old abandoned mansions and I’d like to clear the ground to start something new! I’ll be referencing your site for additional ideas on this!

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