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Post-Modern Gypsy Caravan Built Casually in 5 Months!


This is a beautiful Post-Modern Gypsy Caravan tiny house on wheels.

It is an accommodation for the Event Horizon Artist in Residency retreat in Crete.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!

Post-Modern Gypsy Caravan Tiny House

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How Long Did It Take to Build?

It took Giannis and our team 5 months to build at a leisurely pace, Greek style!

How Much Did It Cost… And Are You Going to Build More?

I would like to build other caravans but it’s hard to know exactly how much this prototype cost me, around €25,000. Prototypes always cost and so the next model will cost a lot less.

What Construction Method Did You Use to Build It?

This is more of a Post-Modern Gypsy Caravan. Constructed from insulating PolTherma DS wall sandwich thermal panels, steel framework,solid wood roof and floors. The roof is insulated and large solar panels are mounted on the bedroom roof for power and more protection from the tireless Cretan sun. I purchased a used Volvo chassis for 2,000 EUR.

Can You Tell Us More About the Gypsy Concept?

Gypsies or Romany are a traditionally nomadic ethnic group, living mostly in Europe and the Americas and originating from the northern regions of the Indian states of Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab. The modern-day gypsy ‘Tiny House Movement’ is a representation for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in tiny eco-homes to explore the possibilities of sustainable small-scale living.

Can You Tell Us About the Plumbing, Power, and Water?

The plumbing drains into a large cesspit. The water comes from the village mains.  Solar Power.

What are the Dimensions for the Caravan?

Total caravan dimensions
Split level.
Chassis 6.5m x 2.5 m 1.5 High
Floor width 2.5
Curved roof width 3.4m
Total height 4.3m

Learn more using the links below. Thanks.

Sources

  1. Interior of the Gypsy Caravan
  2. Exterior/Prototype of the Gypsy Caravan
  3. Sales (Rent or Commission to Build)

Our big thanks to Julienne Dolphin Wilding for sharing!

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Avatar merryl
    April 22, 2018, 10:56 am

    this one is adorable.love the colors love the porch.

  • Avatar Alex
    April 22, 2018, 11:30 am

    Thanks Merryl!

  • Avatar Lee Ann
    April 24, 2018, 3:21 pm

    That’s pretty roomy on the inside. It looks smaller from the exterior. Nice!

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