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Whimsy Wagon: Handcrafted Caravan For Sale


Now here’s a micro home for you! This handcrafted whimsy wagon has so much character in such a small space.

The exterior looks like something from another time, and there are lovely carved and painted details all over. Seating for two on the covered porch, and inside there’s a couch/bed taking up the back of the wagon. Some built-ins provide storage and a spot for a hot plate. And a stove keeps the place warm.

Three windows on one side open up to let in light and fresh air. It’s for sale for $43,000 in Rhode Island, and you can contact the seller here.

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Stunning Handcrafted Caravan in Rhode Island: $43K

The details on this wagon, like the pattern in the corners, make it one-of-a-kind

I love that the porch is just big enough for some seating.

 

Built-ins allow for a little electric stovetop and some storage.

A tiny stove in the corner keeps things cozy.

I love the wood-work!

The bed/couch with a little storage beneath.

There’s a tiny table attached to the wall.

How cute are these?

Some beautiful carving details.

Highlights:

  • Construction: Spruce framing mounted on an aluminum flatbed trailer
  • Cherry floor
  • Butternut Wood Paneling
  • Walnut accents (the darker wood)
  • Features: Wood burning stove
  • 12 Volt lighting
  • Oil lamps on gimbals
  • Galley with a butane stove
  • Insulated Covered porch with built in seating
  • Simple cooler and Porta Potti outside
  • Switchboard for electric Under bed storage space
  • This is truly a magical piece. In addition to being a permanent tiny home, it could be used as a whimsical mobile home, an Airbnb, or a beautiful addition to someone’s garden. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like a virtual tour or more details. Thanks!

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife and mama of two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
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  • Avatar Alison
    December 14, 2020, 6:39 pm

    It’s really cute. Beautifully crafted woodwork on the walls. I wonder why the builder chose to have the windows open inward like that. Seems like that would make the space seem smaller.

    • Avatar James D.
      December 14, 2020, 7:19 pm

      Well, it would seem it’s because it’s an artistic recreation that as the listing indicates is inspired by Roald Dahl’s “Danny the Champion of the World” and the illustrated “Wind in the Willows” by Arthur Rackham and those may have been the only windows they could get that fit the look…

      Generally speaking, though, trade offs either way…

      Inward opening windows are easy to clean from the inside, allows the use of external shutters, flyscreens and balustrades, but it’s harder to keep things on the interior window sill.

      While outward opening windows can be restricted for ventilation by a build in night latch, an opening restrictor or by the handle operated brake but it’s easier to keep things on the interior window sill and as long as the upper part isn’t the section that opens, outward opening windows tend to be better for allowing windows to be open while it rains.

      Considerations can include things like climate. If it’s a hot, humid climate, then there may be a need for fly nets to be on windows to prevent mosquitoes, for example, and if not conditioned then good ventilation can be a priority as well.

      There is also the consideration that this is moveable and if the windows are left open while it is being moved then outward opening windows would have the risk of being hit or snagged…

      That said, some people also feel inward facing windows are more visually pleasing. So can just be a preference… But, depending on your budget, there are windows that can be opened in multiple ways for opting for whatever suites your present needs or mood/preference…

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