Category Archives: vardo

Motorcycle women

And their exceptional caravan: Maybe one rides in the van while on the road?  What an awesome base camp. About these ads

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Early Motor Caravans

We live in an age of motor vehicles.  Few of us could consider, for safety if nothing else, taking to the roads in a horse drawn vehicle.  When the automobile seemed here to stay, caravanners in Europe adapted to the … Continue reading

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Another Great Design

From Casual Turtle Campers Peter at Casual Turtle Campers has come up with a great new design in a minimalist caravan.  I have posted his earlier work here a couple times and this new design is worth a look..  This … Continue reading

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Caravans for Christ

It seems only natural that evangelical ministers would take to the caravan as a way to bring the Gospel to the people.  Christianity is a missionary religion after all.  The caravan served as a sort of home base for missionaries … Continue reading

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Lightweight Touring Caravan Design from the 19th Century

Here’s a great design from the late nineteenth century.  I could not find an associated photo for the finished caravan but there are a couple of innovations I will want to include in the future.  I believe this wagon was … Continue reading

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Caravan Design: The Open-Lot

An ongoing series of caravan designs to aide the modern builder.  A little history goes a long way to solve our design problems.  The Open Lot is about the simplest of the true living wagons (properly “waggons”) of the 19th … Continue reading

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Marketing to the Caravan Craze: Caravan Case and Contour Books

 Presenting the traveling requisites; a caravan case and road-grade book. Advertisement for a lightweight but implicitly tough (it is sole leather after all) suitcase or light trunk for the traveler.   Road grade books were very handy in the days … Continue reading

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