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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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.
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