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Tumbleweed Vardo Camping Tiny House – Plans on Sale

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
  • Finish materials
  • 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
  • Floor framing
  • 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.

Tumbleweed Vardo Tiny House slash Gypsy Wagon Camper Plans
Image: Tumbleweed Houses

For a complete list of what’s included plus interior pictures of this gypsy wagon visit Tumbleweed Houses.

On Sale Until July 8th 2011

If you want the plans the sale ends soon and trust me… The price is right.

Regularly $29.95 you can gain instant access to the plans for just $15.95. Click the link below to make your purchase.

Tumbleweed Vardo Camping Tiny House – On Sale for just $15.95 – Ends July 8 2011

Note: After July 8th the price goes back to $29.95.

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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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  • July 7, 2011, 12:09 pm

    This was a no brainer as soon as I was notifed I purchased and down loaded my copy of the plans. Now I just need the time to build it !;)

    • Cindy
      August 22, 2021, 4:41 pm

      Can the plans still be purchased??? I would love to buy both sizes

  • July 7, 2011, 2:27 pm

    I got the plans down loaded as soon as I was emailed about it looking forward to building the project. I live in 300 sq ft now and this will make a great guest house. 😉

  • July 11, 2011, 4:41 pm

    Hey Kevin that’s awesome. I think it’s a great build and a really nice set of plans. Quite the “steal” at that price too. Have fun with your project and looking forward to checking out updates on your blog!

  • Brad
    June 29, 2016, 2:55 pm

    I would like to see a tiny house being built as a castle enertia home for 4 on wheels . To see how this can be done since the enertia home is more energy efficient with 400 plus feet with pull outs .Put solar panels on it to have no electric bill & satellite tv as well as internet.Plus a toilet . Have two levels but keep it low enough to where a bridge don’t take the roof off of it & so you could travel the world if you wanted to. You could have stairs with closet underneath as well as pull out individual stairs as dresser drawers with slots or holes underneath each stair lip to pull out stair for shirts , pants ect….

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