Category Archives: caravan

A Classic Sheep Wagon in a Modern Setting

I love these old sheep camps.  There are many on ranches from New Mexico to Idaho and beyond in old sheep and cattle country.  They aren’t highway capable but it seems they could provide a real housing alternative for low-income … Continue reading

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Sheepherders’ Camps

Here are a few classic Sheep Camps from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage. There are some great photos and some good information on their web page.  I personally took a lot of inspiration from these resourceful and low-cost housing solutions. … Continue reading

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A Nice Squaretop Vardo

I found this beauty on  Sometimes there are some very nice images there but like much of Tumblr and Pinterest it seems to be stripped of all associated data.  Anybody with any facts please feel free to pass them … Continue reading

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Terrapin, a New Caravan Design From Casual Turtle

There’s a new edition to the fleet of designs coming from Peter Pavlowich at Casual Turtle Campers.  The unique, curved roof lines really make his work stand out in the crowd and I’m glad to see it again in his … Continue reading

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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 Wedding?  Circus?  Festival?  It certainly is some sort of novelty.  Maybe some kitschy ideas to spice up my own ride.

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