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This is a 70 sq. ft. vardo caravan wagon.

The Trillium Caravan is a sleeper camper in the traditional style of the 19th Century English vardo, built by master woodworker Jim Tolpin.

Jim says, “It is impeccably detailed in hand-hewn wood and steel fabricated to the highest highway-worthy standards. One needn’t sacrifice the beauty of traditional materials and antique fixtures for modern convenience.”

The interior offers ample seating–and comfortably sleeps two adults in a queen-size bed. There are beautiful stained glass windows in the front and back of the wagon to allow sunlight to come in.

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70 Sq. Ft. Trillium Vardo Caravan Wagon

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Images © Jim Tolpin

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This 105 sq. ft. English Shepherd Hut Wagon Cabin is a guest post by Victoria Schon – share yours!

My name is Victoria and I discovered the English shepherd hut by way of a beautiful article written in the September 2013 issue of The English Home Magazine. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful photos of a little hut on cast iron wheels sitting peacefully in the beautiful and expansive English countryside of windblown summer grasses and wild flowers.

Inside, the hut was charming and inviting, decorated with fabrics of soft warm reds and ivory. The small space was filled with books, pillows, fresh cut flowers, a bed and a desk. This quaint tiny space felt cozy, quiet and rejuvenating. As I pictured myself there, I felt relaxed and inspired. At once I fell in love with the romantic notion that these little huts had restorative powers and I wanted to experience this for myself. I then filed away the article from which to draw inspiration in the future should the need arise, and moved on with my day.

Then something quite unexpected happened a year later. In the summer of 2014, I was driving my dog to the groomer. While stopped in traffic I glanced over to the side of the road to discover sinking into the ground, an old Wyoming sheep herder wagon at a farm market that looked as though it had been there for years! I had driven by that corner for the past 15 years and never even noticed it! I was instantly struck with inspiration and I envisioned myself building an English shepherd hut to match the one I had seen the year before in the magazine article.

As an interior designer, I could also put to use my experience in custom home construction and project management. This little project was going to utilize my complete skill set, experience and creative talents, and it was going to be so much fun! I could not wait to get started!

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105 Sq. Ft. English Shepherd Hut Wagon Cabin

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Images © Victoria Schon

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Here is a guest post by Ricardo Villanueva on building tips for a vargo wagon. 

For me, a vardo is a Romani inspired tiny house that’s built to travel. This means a vardo has more limitations in space, weight, and balance than a tiny house that will only be moved on occasion. If you are thinking about building your own vardo, here are a few suggestions that might help.

1. Before you build anything. Build the whole thing (in detail) in your head or on paper. This will save grief over routes for wiring, plumbing, and gas lines. Yes, the plan will change, but you will know how changes in one place will affect your design elsewhere.

2. Make guides for your circular saw. For example, you can cut up to 8 foot lengths of mdf (medium density fiber board) say a foot wide. Cut this strip using the straight (manufactured) edge as a guide. Then glue these strips together so that your saw tracks along the upper edge. This will produce a straight edge on the strip you have glued. This makes cutting large sheets of plywood or paneling fairly easy.

10 Things I Learned Building a Vardo Wagon

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Images © Ricardo Villanueva

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I’m excited to show you this man’s handmade gypsy wagon micro cabin.

It’s about 6′ wide and 10′ long and the owner/builder, Russ, considers it a really nice bedroom on wheels because it has no bathroom or kitchen.

Russ invested over 200 man hours hand crafting and custom building it all from scratch. It has lots of beautiful detail, built-in storage, and even a gorgeous wood sink!

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Man’s Handmade Gypsy Wagon Micro Cabin

Man's Handmade Gypsy Wagon Micro Cabin

Images © TinyHouseGiantJourney

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Planning a summer trip to Europe? Check out this funky gypsy wagon that’s located on a beautiful property in southern France. This cabin is just right for two people staying on a holiday here.

With a small front porch you can enjoy the view of the surrounding property.

Inside the wagon you can see how cozy the bedroom is plus there are a few sitting chairs for reading.

The bathroom is located at the back of the cabin. Outside is a nice gazebo for outdoor cooking.

What do you think of this gypsy wagon? Would you stay in this bed and breakfast?

Gypsy Wagon Bed and Breakfast in France

Gypsy Wagon Bed and Breakfast in France

Images © Airbnb

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Guest Post – WWOOF Gypsy Caravan Tiny House by Bianca Voyer

We are a fruit orchard and alcohol maker in Quebec, Canada. We’ve decided last year to start participating with WWOOF.

WWOOF is an organization where people from around the world decide to come help on farm while getting to discover a new country.

We host them, giving them somewhere to live and something to eat and in exchange they work with us in the orchard for 5 days a weeks, 5 hours a day and then they have 2 days of break to visit our country.

Family Builds Gypsy Caravan Tiny House for WWOOF Guests

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Images © Bianca Voyer

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Right now I wanted to show you this awesome DIY mobile micro cabin also known as a gypsy vardo camper (trailer) that’s for sale with an asking price of just $2500. (UPDATE: SOLD)

It’s hand built with a cedar body, onboard marine battery, two windows, side door with lock, working lights, and canvas awning on a single axle trailer.

In total it has less than 1,000 miles on it according to the listing and measures 5′ wide, 9′ long, and 6′ high. Inside it’s about 4′ high and weighs approximately 750 lbs.

Gypsy Vardo Micro Cabin Travel Trailer For Sale

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Images: Craigslist

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I thought you might enjoy this interesting gypsy wagon cabin. 

What do you think of this funky little cabin?

Take a a close look at the stairs going up the left side of the gypsy wagon.

Funky yet Creative DIY Gypsy Wagon

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The first thing I’ll show you is their gypsy wagon which they call a woolywagon.

One of them is up for sale which is made out of an overgrown sheepherder wagon.

Gypsy Wagon Dubbed Woolywagon for Sale

It’s got an insulated metal roof and is 14′ long by 8′ wide. Sometimes he’ll build them 10′ wide.

They’re located in Central Indiana at the Lazy AA Bed & Breakfast Ranch.

Steve, the owner, is selling it for $7,500. It’s 4 years old and can be delivered. (Update: SOLD)

Woolywagon Gypsy Wagon
Photos Courtesy of Lazy AA

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