Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Along similar lines to the shepherd's hut is the gypsy caravan, also known (more accurately) as a vardo. There are many examples and sites around but one of the best bringing them all together is Wagons Online. Among the dozens of links there is Nick Dow, signwriter, wagon builder, and trained narrowboat painter whose wife is a Romany Gypsy and who built the lovely wagon pictured above and below. All his wagons are sold complete with shafts, steps, pan box, and artillery wheels, and made from pine, ash, and mahogany. Size approx. 10ft by 5ft, and about 10ft high (excluding chimney). More images here and here. As with a shepherd's hut, they would make a lovely home office, although access to your garden might be a challenge.