Woolywagons

by Kent Griswold on October 8th, 2010. 9 Comments
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Steve Auth contacted me recently about his Wollywagons and I thought you would enjoy his story about them.

While always having an interest in the old west, which Indiana was once considered the west frontier, anywhere west of the Missouri River to me is the old west these days, and nomadic living in small quarters such as mountain mans cabins, Native American tipi’s, wickiups (a Native American lodge built of sticks and bark) and sheep herder wagons, sheepwagons, (A wagon on wheels with small living quarters, the idea brought to the United States by the Basque people of Northern Spain’s mountain region employed by many a sheep rancher of the west, and I suppose they immigrated here also for a better life as well with all the open range we had at that time.

So after watching the movie The Woolyboys with Peter Fonda and Kriss Kristoferson that takes place on a sheep ranch out west, I said to my wife the only thing wrong with those wagons with living quarters is their a bit small, so I set out and built my first wagon I dubbed the “Woolywagon.”

I build them off of hay wagons with insulated ceilings, hard shelled and much larger than the more traditional sheepwagon, sheepherders wagon, but a similar design.

I consider them to be a draft horse pulled RV with all the bells and whistles you can imagine in an RV. The Woolywagons are great for parking back in the woods or down on the pond for a getaway, they also make a great playhouse for kids. You can actually live in one and I can build them on a wagon gear that can be pulled at highway speed if a client wants one for traveling long distances.

I custom build my Woolywagons for clients with any options they wish or can dream up. They are always rustic looking on the outside and can be on the inside or also elegant or rustic elegance as I call them. I can build folks just the shell and they can finish the interior as they wish, a more economical affordable way for the DIY minded folks or a full Wooly as I sometimes call them.

We also use them for our guests to stay in here at our Lazyaa B&B/Guest Ranch in Indiana www.lazyaa.com and my web site for my Woolywagons is www.woolywagons.com check them out maybe some of you folks would like your very own ” Woolywagon.”

Trapper cabin

9 Responses to “Woolywagons”

  1. Beverly says:

    Sheepwagons are the neatest thing…and these are beautiful! One small spelling correction….Basque are the folks from Spain, not Bask…..That’s something you do in the sunshine.

    • Beverly says:

      Thanks for the spelling correction Beverly, I am a better carpenter than a speller. I appreciate your help on correcting me, and the compliment on my Woolywagons.You have a great week.Steve Auth

  2. Rosa says:

    Just found you doing a little research on “trailers.” How sweeet is this!

    • Rosa says:

      Thank you Rosa, Steve Auth builder of little spaces , my Woolywagons ,trailer conversions. It is really sweet as you say to put things together and make them work for you in every nook and cranny. Thanks again Rosa If ever in Indiana stop by and see us

  3. Cheryl says:

    Loved this too and wish I could afford one. Like the draft horse idea and my ancestors would have too especially my grandpa.

    • Cheryl says:

      Cheryl, sounds as if you have the pioneer spirit the same as your grandfather Glad you liked my Woolywagon, if ever in Indiana stop by and see us and stay in one http://www.lazyaa B&B Guest Ranch home of the woolywagons Ask for a special discount say you saw us on Tinyhouse
      Steve Auth

  4. alice says:

    Love the big window by the bed! The whole place looks comfy cozy.

    • Alice says:

      Thank you Alice the Woolywagons are very cozy specially in the rain, the pitter patter of rain drops on a Fall Day with a good book, thats getting lazy at the lazyaa B&B Guest Ranch in Indiana http://www.lazyaa.com thanks for your kind comment Alice Steve Auth

  5. Well I just got the delivery of my woolywagon from Steve Auth from lazyaa.com on tinyhouselisting.com, I just LOVE it!….Can’t say more. wonderful to work with Steve on delivery and I have to say his woolywagon are so well built and the details, just wonderful….Thanks Steve…………

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