Could You, Would You, Try a Gypsy Caravan?

You could stay in the only 1930s steam-roller cabin I have come across while writing about hundreds of the most unique hotels in the world. There is room for two and looks darn cozy. All the cabins, caravans and converted whatnots have full kitchen facilities. Some have mains power while others remain simple and rustic.”  – uniquehotels.com

I first spotted this on Tiny House Swoon…

Learn more about spending the night in the Romany Gypsy Caravan & Showmans Waggon…

“Gypsy” Vans by Roth

Wally and Victoria Roth of Bend, Oregon have experience in building exquisite carousel horses, cabinets, boat building and yacht restoration, but their designs really come to life in their re-creations of their Romani “Gypsy” Caravans. Their goal for the custom design is to come as close as possible to the original look and feel of the caravans that can still be found around England today. The Romani were a group of people who arrived in Europe from northern India around the 14th century. Their travels in wagons much like the Roth’s took them across the continent to Great Britain and even into North America, Brazil and Australia.” – Kent

Read and see more at Tiny House Blog…

Gypsy Wagon in the Woods

Another tiny house built from recycled materials. Nice!

“Tiny homes are popping up all over the place these days, and this particular micro home-on-wheels, fashioned to look like a classic gypsy wagon, is set in the middle of the forest. While it measures a tiny 160 sq.ft., the compact space provides almost everything a person needs for a comfortable life in the woods. Read on to find out all the intriguing details about this magical place, which we’re sure the likes of Frodo would be delighted to call home!”

via Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods

Colorful French Caravan/Gypsy Wagon

Need to add a color & spice to life?

“Wow, its like some chaotic French carnival of paint! I love it! if you get into color theory this one probably wouldn’t be the poster child for relaxation, but it sure is fun, in a wild, kiddish, free-spirited way, and I would kill to get to visit this place. This gypsy wagon is actually one of many on a compound where you can rent, and stay in, them all!”

Read more at Relaxshacks.com: An UNBELIEVABLE French Caravan/Gypsy Wagon- that you can RENT!.

The Flying Tortoise

I’ve been following Keith Levy’s blog for some time now. Keith lives in New Zealand and writes about all the clever folks and tiny homes he finds while living the life of a land gypsy. After living on boats for many years he made the transition to living on land nine years ago but chose to continue to stay flexible and portable. The Flying Tortoise, the bus pictured below, is his full-time home.

The Flying Tortoise

I first learned about Keith Levy through a post on Lloyd Kahn’s blog, which is also an excellent place to find stories of alternative handmade homes.

The Flying Tortoise