For the Ultra Minimalists, Part 1, click here. Some Historic Minimalists - tried and true formulas for survival Roman Legionary - Let's go back to the beginning of the modern military. As militaries go, Rome had a pretty successful run. After their first couple centuries being beaten up by the Celts they certainly learned a … Continue reading Ultra Minimalists, Part 2
This is one of those "in progress" posts. The little home is never done. I don't expect it ever will be and I think that's great. Trying to approach a balance that will be perfect enough to live in yet stay within the reality of time, money, and general laziness. Since the beginning, I have … Continue reading Kitchen Box
Not much info on this one. Here's the link: http://www.cheaprvlivingforum.com/post?id=6490162 This guy does amazing work. I could live here.
Truly a road gypsy dreamhouse. I won't even try to describe this big beauty. See the write up from the Bedford Rally here on the Flying Tortoise.
Homemade style from the Flying Tortoise weblog. Having made a couple custom toppers of various qualities, I am drawn to these fine constructions on humble pickup trucks. Click any image to access the article.
From this: to this... Read about it here.
Another great find on Pinterest:Love the fake brickwork for the foundation.
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 … Continue reading Bicycle Powered Micro Vardo
вардо, that's Russian for Vardo; and it certainly looks more interesting in Cyrillic. Searching some Russian pages for vardo information yielded a wealth of photos and some interesting information about Traveler culture in Eastern Europe. There's as much fascination with the Traveler lifestyle in the largest country on Earth as there is on this side … Continue reading Vardo News, Russian Style
Pulled by oxen: It certainly leaves me wanting to know more... any info, anyone?
Found on MODamorphosis on TUMBLR. An ambitious set-up for sure. More about Roberto and his amazing travels can be found here at the Scooterist or just click an image below.
What a great wagon. I wish my creativity could approach this level of beauty.
Saw this posted on Facebook: The ultimate picnic bike. I like the fact that it is a bar on wheels but you could also pack i full of less fun stuff like food, tools, spare parts, or other flat goodies. There could be some cross-wind issues but the location is low and centered in the … Continue reading Bike Storage
I never really classed myself as a "nomad" when I was young and traveled a lot. It was more like I was just traveling to see things. I was fortunate. Though not wealthy, I was able to spend a lot of time in the American Midwest, camping and canoeing much of the Ozarks, bicycling southern … Continue reading American Nomads
What can you even say? Click the pic for more info.
I gotta make a couple of these.
Sticky? Yes. It’s made from three sticks. So it’s quite “sticky.”
I just finished up this campaign stool based (loosely) on A.J. Roubo’s model shown in “L’Art du Menuisier.” I turned round legs, whereas Roubo shows legs that are pie-shaped in section. When those legs fold together, they make a cylinder. Clever.
I know how to make legs like this, but I have to come up with a way to do this that doesn’t waste a lot of wood.
As I explained in an earlier post, the pivoting hardware is made using an eye bolt, all-thread rod, washers and acorn nuts. It looks OK, but I’m going to use different hardware for the next version to make it look bad-asser.
The leather, oiled latigo from the saddle industry, is great. Ty Black finished hand-stitching the seat last night. I attached the seat to the legs using No 10 x 1-1/4”…
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Hal in Oregon sent me some photos of his stick-built vardo. It is sheathed in house wrap and wood-sided with a metal roof. Sturdy looking simple design. So far, he's spent about two weeks on it and the shell appears to be nearly complete. This is a link to the album with more photos but … Continue reading Hal’s Little Vardo
Here's a nice open lot from Ireland. Beautiful...all of it.