Tom’s Custom Vardo

by Christina Nellemann on March 3rd, 2014. 13 Comments

Anyone who’s a fan of Etsy knows you can spend too many hours browsing the wonderful stores and handmade items on the online crafter’s marketplace. One such item is large enough to live inside. Tom in Canaan, NY owns the Etsy shop pinecountry and is selling custom build Vardo wagons to be used as campers, retreats, hideaways or a tiny house.

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The Vardo featured above is 8′ 6″ long, 6′ 5″ inches wide and 5′ 5″ tall. It only weighs 1,100 lbs empty and is made of lightweight pine laminated and bonded to plywood. It is going for $7,000. Tom said this adds strength which allows for fewer braces and less weight. Tom has 15 years of experience building with wood and usually builds country style tables. He started building the Vardo as an alternative to camping in a tent.

“We first thought we would build a teardrop trailer, but then we fell in love with the Vardo design,” Tom said. “Our take is a more country than the traditional gypsy wagon. To us it combines the best of the Vardo design and a simple rustic cabin into one.”

Tom finds the building process interesting and definitely different from a pine table and enjoys the complexity of this type of build.

“All of the compound angles make the build a challenge,” he said. “Part of the charm I think of my Vardos is the multiple angles.”

Tom is available to build any custom feature a client may want. From the start to finish the build typically takes about six to eight weeks since he only builds one at a time.

“Sleeping in the Vardo is wonderful,” Tom said. “It is insulated and tight. So it is pretty quiet inside. We climb in at night while at a campground and once we close the door we don’t hear the noises outside.”

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Photos by pinecountry

 

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

March 3rd, 2014and filed in Vardo
Tags: built, camper, camping, custom, Etsy, pine, sale, Vardo, Wagon, wood
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Tiny House Magazine Christmas Sale

by Kent Griswold on December 22nd, 2013. 4 Comments

It’s drawing nigh to the end of the year and Christmas is here and I would like to offer a special of the Tiny House Magazine to celebrate the first year of the magazine and the holidays. So for the next week all twelve issues will be offered at 30% off. So from December 22 to December 29 the magazines will be on sale.

You can purchase the individual magazines  and get the same 30% discount. Use the Coupon Code CS30 at check out time and you will receive 30% off any of the individual magazines through December 29.

So if you are looking for that special present for that tiny house enthusiast this may be just what you have been looking for.

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December 22nd, 2013and filed in Announcement
Tags: Christmas Sale, sale, Tiny House Magazine
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Zip Classic Black Friday Sale

by Christina Nellemann on November 25th, 2013. 2 Comments

One of my favorite tiny house pre-fab design companies, Cabin Fever, is having a Black Friday sale on their stylish Zip Classic cabin. The Zip is a 120 square foot one-room structure that normally costs $12,500, but is being sold November 23-29, 2013 for only $9,900. The Zip building package comes delivered complete with everything required to build a tiny space.

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The insulated wall sections of this cabin come assembled and are easy to bolt together with a few helpers. The building includes a raised foundation with steel brackets and 3/4 inch plywood floors, a 8 foot wide glass sliding door and two windows, 3 inch insulated roof panels with trim and solid wood beams on metal columns, wood paneled interior walls and vinyl tile floors and all the hardware necessary to put the house together. The Zip also has a 12×16 ft front porch made with 1×6 inch planks.

The Zip falls into the category of tiny homes that are permit exempt in most localities and this tiny building can be turned into a guest house, artist studio, yoga room or full-time tiny home. Multiple Zips can also be placed next to each other to create a larger dwelling.

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 Photos by Cabin Fever

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

 

 

Tiny House Magazine Labor Day Sale

by Kent Griswold on September 1st, 2013. Add a Comment

Eight issues of the PDF magazine for the price of six, just $18

Ends Monday Night!

Tiny House Magazine Labor Day Sale

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September 1st, 2013and filed in Announcement
Tags: Labor Day Sale, sale, Tiny House Magazine
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