Modern Sheepwagon

Modern Sheepwagon

This beautiful custom sheep wagon by Wizard Wagonworks is based on the original “sheep camp” of the 1880’s with a modern twist. It is designed for both highway and off-road use as well as for durability, comfort and ease of maintenance. Kenny Harris of Wizard wagonworks is in the cabinetry business and built two of these sheep wagons according to a customer’s specifications. One is now being sold for $60,000, but Kenny can build any custom sheep wagon for less than the current price.

The exterior of the wagon contains laminated oak struts, a T&G planked floor and metal roofing. The wagon is insulated and the exterior wood is finished with teak oil. The interior has oak bead board paneling and the benches, tables, cabinet doors and drawer fronts are solid oak. The wagon can by towed by a truck or other large vehicle and handles well on the highway with speeds up to 70 MPH.

The wagon contains the following appliances:

  • 3 burner LP cook stove oven and broiler
  • Wood/coal cooking and heating stove
  • Sink and exterior shower
  • 40 Gallon water tank
  • 5.5 cubic feet refrigerator LP
  • 12 volt solar panel and lighting
  • 2 LP gas lights
  • 3 burner LP stove & grill (rear pullout)
  • 6 gallon LP hot water heater

Photos courtesy of Kenny Harris

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Irene - May 23, 2011 Reply

Incredible workmanship. The woodwork is beautiful, and even little things like the small ledges add to the look. Thanks for this!

karen ho fatt - May 23, 2011 Reply

Millwork on wheels. Great crafstmanship! I would be weary of driving about with a wooden structure though, does not make me feel 100 % safe.

simplyblythe - May 23, 2011 Reply

love this!

Tom - May 23, 2011 Reply

Nicely Done! But the wood burning stove looks like overkill, especially since it looks like it has a propane catalytic heater to the left of the frig.

kevinsmicrohomestead - May 23, 2011 Reply

Great unit who makes the wood stove what model is it ? very cool 😉

Nan - May 23, 2011 Reply

Very nice! but pricey. I agree with Tom about the wood stove. I’d be wary of all the heat that thing would put out in such a small space.

Vicki - May 23, 2011 Reply

A candle and a can of Busch light is all it needed to make it a perfect home away from home.

alice - May 23, 2011 Reply

Love that stained glass window, the dog looks read to jump up barking and tail wagging. The woodstove appears to have an oven on the right side, hard to tell from the photo where the wood goes but it looks a bit like that handle top left lifts a stovetop section and the bottom left would be the ash drawer.

Susan - May 23, 2011 Reply

um…guys? Where do I pee??

    Nan - May 23, 2011 Reply

    In the sink, like the men.

      gmh - May 23, 2011 Reply

      Nan- LOL!!!

      Actually, I just heard that wood ash + people urine = lovely fertilizer. You could pee on the wood ash, package it, and sell it!

      Nice wagon- very cozy.

    JimBonz - May 6, 2012 Reply

    I use several of these, even carry one with me when I tent camp.
    One empty bucket and two full of dry, rotted sawdust lasts a 10 to 14 day trip. No oder, no flies, greaaat compost. Buy and read the book. The scientific part is a bit dry but necessary to undestand How it works and Why it’s safe.

      Bill DeVries - July 27, 2012 Reply

      Could I get your web page or blog spot?

Heda - May 24, 2011 Reply

A quick thank you (not necessary related to this post) for posting day after day a whole series of interesting posts. I look forward to reading your blog every evening knowing that unlike most blogs that almost always there will be something new and useful to read and research. Your blog is the stuff that dreams are made of!

MJ - May 24, 2011 Reply

For some reason, this doesn’t move me nearly like the other vandos/sheep wagons that have been featured, though obviously the workmanship looks solid and a few touches stand out. But that is most likely a matter of personal taste, it just comes across as very slick and I tend to like more rustic. Or maybe it’s the price tag, which I can’t see being justified in comparison to others of a similar nature but much less in cost. It would be interesting to see a break down of material cost to labor cost. I love the stove!

Gabrielle Songe - May 24, 2011 Reply

Great looking interior and exterior. Really like it. Thanks for featuring it. g.

Jamie - May 24, 2011 Reply

Very cute- love it!

-billS - May 26, 2011 Reply

what is the max speed of this rig?

Katy - June 9, 2011 Reply

This is perfect. I lived in an old rv w/ wooden interior on a cattle ranch in Contra Costa County for many years & it was a lot like this on the inside, but yours takes the cake. My hat is off to you for creating this dwelling.

Mike - January 24, 2012 Reply

I’m wondering about towing that style of trailer. Are there any legal or safety concerns? I have driven with one behind a tractor but only at low speeds.

Bill - September 2, 2012 Reply

Wow. Definitely one of coolest trailers I’ve scene in the movement and the most beautiful interiors I’ve ever scene in a trailer like this. Amazing!! I’ve been wondering how a wood stove would workout in one. I’ve been considering. This design proves it can be done. And beautifully. Thank you.

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