Category Archives: caravan

A Story of Growing Up in a Sheep Wagon

“Victor Croley grew up with a sheepherder father, his family of six lived happily in a wagon like this, entertained by the outdoors and a fiddle.” Victor Croley describes growing up in a nomadic family of six with a sheepherder … Continue reading

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New and Improved

That’s the idea at least.  I have been diligently working to re-write the Vardo building pages in such a way as to make them a little more instructive.  The benefit of hindsight has allowed me to address issues that seem … Continue reading

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Any Information Please!

I discovered this cabinet card on http://joshuafountain.tumblr.com/. Wedding?  Circus?  Festival?  It certainly is some sort of novelty.  Maybe some kitschy ideas to spice up my own ride.

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Dugald Semple, an Early Modern Caravanner

Here’s and edited rework of an older post I wrote about Dugald Semple, a Scottish philosopher of the early 20th Century, who was an advocate for simple living. After studying and becoming and engineer he took to the woods and, … Continue reading

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Surrey Caravans for Sale

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Home is Where the Hearth is,

…and the Vardo Will be Close by. Some important facts about caravan living before the ultra-modern RVs came along that may help people understand some of the choices I have made about my own wagon: The caravan is the hub … Continue reading

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The Tiny House Movement

Originally posted on Paleotool's Weblog:
Here’s a recent conversation I had, as best I can recall, of creating disappointment and maybe using the wrong words when describing the Vardo. A woman in a grocery store parking lot jogs up…

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