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An Open Lot Accommodation

A little something for Wagon Wednesday.  A simple bow-top accommodation.  Very little of the wagon is seen in the image but we can rest assured that it was painted green at one time.  Hedley picked up some fine details here … 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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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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