Bicycle Powered Micro Vardo

A very interesting vardo build by artist Barry Howard.  He created a guest post on Tiny House Talk earlier this summer to discuss his ultra-light, fold-down, micro vardo to tow behind his bike.  It provides about 12 square feet (1.1 square meters) which is about the minimum needed for an average size human or two to sleep.  As an artist, he uses it for carrying art supplies, transporting his finished paintings, and as a bedroom.  With a fold down table inside, it provides a place out of the weather and a table outside to cook on.

bikevardo0

I’ll bet he gets even more gawkers than us gas powered travelers.

bikevardo1

Note the standard mounted bottle opener.  No self respecting vardo traveler is without one.

bikevardo2

Great details in the paint, and even a stained glass window.  I wish I had these skills myself.

bikevardo3I love the mini mollycroft.  It gives it a very classy look.

foldingCreating a folding box like this adds a real degree of difficulty, especially while keeping it lightweight.  He seems to have manged it beautifully.

folded

Folded, it presents a low profile for less wind resistance and a low center of gravity.

Visit Barry Howard’s Facebook page for more photos or check out his blog to see what  he’s up to with his very cool vardo.

selfBH

Click the self portrait
to visit the Aimlessly Wandering Artist’s blog.

Advertisements

About George Crawford

archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
This entry was posted in bicycle, caravan, minimalism, nomad, roulotte and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Bicycle Powered Micro Vardo

  1. deryk says:

    I like it! I think its a pretty sweet idea, and the fact that he tows it with a bicycle and lives in it. Great Job!

  2. anglo says:

    Last I heard , it was up for sale

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s