Vardo – Topper Makeover

Because there’s always room for improvement.  In my case, a lot of improvement. Rehung siding, new paint, fresh varnish, little fixes, and lots of cleaning.  We’re hooked up to get out of town for a bit. Dietz lanterns, Kelly kettle, fuel, and lamp oil packed away in the pan box.  The steel disk serves as […]

Read More Vardo – Topper Makeover

Pack Box

Continuing my search for backpacks and rucksacks throughout history, I keep coming across various types of boxes and baskets strapped to people’s backs.  While querying the web today for variations of the Asian pack box, I saw this nifty solution.  Cheap, easy to construct and extremely functional. I can imagine this as an excellent platform […]

Read More Pack Box

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 ensuring the rain does not enter. Check out the rest of their remarkable work HERE.

Read More The Open Fire Yurt – update

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 the valuables. This is part of a series of images, mostly Romany, Irish and Scottish […]

Read More Paris Travellers

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 documents family life and survival of these remarkable people. But it isn’t all oppressive poverty […]

Read More Romanian Gypsies