Handbuilt Gypsy Camper Dream Home

I’ve been a custom furniture builder for over 15 years and I started to become unfulfilled in just creating high-end furniture. At heart, I always enjoyed the simple things and when I built my first tiny cabin home for my daughter to live in I felt like I found my niche in creating handmade simple dwellings.

Last winter, my fiance and I dreamed of building a gypsy-style camper on the back of an old truck. A month later we found “Buddy” a 4×4 1960 Dodge Power wagon with the perfect faded patina and we started to work on this unique project.

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It became a fun challenge with all of the curves and angles we incorporated to accomplish the traditional gypsy vardo style we were inspired by. We used as many reclaimed materials as possible in the construction of it. Most of the wood was hand-scraped and not sanded which adds its own level of character.

The truck we started with has only 52,000 miles on the original flathead six engine that runs and drives great. We have been on three long distance trips in Buddy creating smiles everywhere we go.

We are offering up this unique traveling tiny home for sale at $14,500.

Check out our video and learn more about Buddy:

My passion is building handmade alternative structures from nails and wood to straw and mud. I would love to help make people’s simple living dreams a reality. Please contact me for custom tiny home projects or alternative dwelling construction. We are in Idaho planning to relocate to Southern Oregon this summer, but can travel for custom orders.

Phone: 208-280-4570
Email: naturalbuilder.jp@gmail.com

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Tiny House in an Ice Storm

by Marsha Cowan

My very tiny home just recently went through an ice storm here in North Carolina and she didn’t even notice it. The crepe myrtle you see laying on my tiny house was the only one along the neighbor’s fence that lost no branches to the weight of the ice. He simply laid on top of my roof until the ice melted, then slowly raised himself up back to his 25′ height.

The Nest in the ice storm

The house in whose driveway I am currently parked lived four days with no electricity or heat. I had a propane heater and cooktop, so I was able to cook for everyone, and their four year old hung out with me a lot to warm up. I also have rechargeable battery overhead lights, and I keep extra batteries charged as back up, so I was never without lights either.

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This one is called The Nest. She is my second tiny house, and she is for sale on craigslist because I want to build a little bigger one in which my family can find shelter in an emergency. However, if she does’t sell, it won’t bother me because I have really enjoyed living in it for the past 5 months, and I will just keep living here. I see her as a great place for a single lady (or perhaps man) to live near her family or at the beach or mountains.

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She has been through temperatures continuously in the lower teens and single digits and done quite well keeping me warm and snug. She has held up beautifully in high wind storms and blustery wind storms without a sign of trauma. She is a tank!

Here is the craigslist ad for “The Nest”. Enjoy!

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/for/4374918558.html

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Tiny House for Sale

PRICE REDUCTION

Brand NEW charming home on wheels, 160 square feet, includes trailer! Ready for delivery! Located in Boulder Colorado.

House is built on top of flat-bed trailer and can be moved anywhere, it is technically a trailer pulling a load so it can be parked somewhere on your property where you might have liked to build a guest house or yoga studio or home office but local building codes prohibited.

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House specs:
Brand new stick frame construction, 10 feet by 16 feet, five windows, cathedral ceiling with space for sleeping loft or storage, glass front door for extra light, spacious and airy feeling inside!

Trailer specs:
Performance Trailer 77 inches X 16 foot 2010 Model bought from Iron Forge Trailers in Denver, Colorado.

DIMENSIONS AND SPECS

  • 14 foot flat bed with 2 foot dove tail-wood deck
  • Store away ramps at rear of trailer
  • Total Length: 20 feet (Includes hitch)
  • Total Width: 101 inches (from outside of fenders over wheels)
  • Inside Width: 82 1/2 inches (between fenders)
  • Requires 2 inch ball, has electric brakes and emergency break pull away
  • Two 3,500 pound axels

Asking $14,000. $12,750 Greatly Reduced! $9,750 or $7,995 without trailer

See the Listing at Tiny House Listings here.

Located in Boulder Colorado

Contact Lorna Kellogg at:

Cell Phone: 707-490-7212

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