Category Archives: nomad

The Open Fire Yurt – update

From the Spiritsintent website…Open Fire Yurt Open Fire Yurt with smoke cowl This is our latest afghan yurt, or the open fire yurt as we call it, seen here with a smoke flap type wheel cover, to allow for the open fire whilst … Continue reading

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Wayside Stopover

A couple modern bowtops by the wayside in Britain.  Great colors.

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Paris Travellers

Paris, around 1900. A tiny accommodation, side entry single horse style.  It is my understanding that the adults with this style wagon generally slept outdoors except in very bad weather.  It was a good way to confine the children and … Continue reading

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Romanian Gypsies

Peter van Beek has documented the difficult life of nomads in a modernizing Europe.  Fear, stereotypes, and unfamiliarity dominate their way of life and place them into a, partially self-imposed, marginalized portion of society.  Although there is terrible poverty, he … Continue reading

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Ultra Minimalists, Part 4 – Modern Minimalism

For the Ultra Minimalists, Part 1, click here. Modern Minimalists  Everything I Own: My 288 Things By Joshua Fields Millburn Life Tools & Accessories – 33 items, including my car, guitar, books, hairbrush, toothbrush, etc. Consumables – 5 groups of … Continue reading

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Jed and Hilary’s Power Wagon Vardo

As unveiled at Winter Count 2014 near Maricopa, Arizona. This classic kite shaped beauty is built into the bed of an old Dodge Power Wagon.  Like all projects of this nature, she’s a work in progress but is already and … Continue reading

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Road Check

For those who know the Snail, you might notice something different.  I’m making a little post about the new look but I just loved the sunset picture from today after work.  I have a very short window of light at … Continue reading

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The Conklin House Bus

Roland and Mary Conklin of Huntington, N.Y., made house-car travel a family experience. Their bus factory built the Gypsy Van, shown above, and in the summer of 1915, the Conklin family set out to see America. Photo & caption courtesy … Continue reading

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Rolling home from 1929

From the Flying Tortoise:

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White House Car

from Pinterest:

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