Tag Archives: bowtop

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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Happiness in Simplicity

A LITTLE CARAVANNING HISTORY At the end of the first decade of the twentieth century, the young artist Frances Jennings became a semi-invalid and was advised by her doctor to spend as much time as she could in the open … Continue reading

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Adding Windows

Finally, I’m getting around to adding side windows to the Vardo.  I’ve wavered for a long time as to whether this was what I wanted.  In the end, the ventilation and view won out.  Many decisions needed to be made.  … Continue reading

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Bear the Tinker

Here’s a man making his way in the modern world but likes being stuck in the late 18th century.  Farrier, blacksmith, storyteller, and musician living in his bowtop. Above is a short interview with the man himself from a few … Continue reading

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Wayside Stopover

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

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Chariot Birman

  What a great wagon.  I wish my creativity could approach this level of beauty.

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If You Can’t Get Enough Vardos

Here’s a nice open lot from Ireland. Beautiful…all of it.

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