*Update below where Flow answers some questions and includes more photos
Hi, my name is Flow and I live in Humboldt county. I thought you might enjoy a peek at my new Gypsy wagon a friend and I created this summer.
Designed and built in northern California using as many reclaimed woods as possible, Douglas Fir floor from old school bleachers, a redwood door from old barn, and benches from downed old growth redwood.
The bed frame features a Ranma from Japan carved in 1910 and all the lighting is L.E.D. low voltage. It also has radiant heat flooring and an organic futon.
I hope you enjoy!
Good morning Kent ,
- The radiant heat is a 3×5 ft system called “rug buddy” I found online. I turn it on in the late afternoon and by time time I turn in my buggy is nice and perfectly warm, even on the coldest nights. (see picture below)
- As for the build, I will post a step by step progress blog this week.
- I chose not to put bath or cooking areas in this project because I have all that in another building on the property, this was intended for meditation, reading, hangingout, sleeping and dreaming space.
- My closet is a Shamisen case made in 1920 in Japan to tie in with the Ranma carving under my bed .
- The walls I painted with a clay paint called Bioshield, no VOC’s and all the wood was finished with Penofin Verde’.
- The outer roof/shell is metal galvalume, which keeps it cool when hot out and block 90 something % of the suns uv’s.
- Also it is insulated with eco-bat, a recycled eco-groovy product .
New Photos below: