Category Archives: roulotte

Yet Another Sheepherder…

(from the Paleotool vault) I love these things.  I saw quite a few parked on ranches from Colorado to Idaho last week.  I know they aren’t highway capable but it seems they could provide a real housing alternative for low-income … Continue reading

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Growing Up on the Range…

(from the Paleotool vault) Here’s a great story I read years ago about being raised in a family of six in a sheep camp measuring about 7 x 8′! (I think that’s the floor space).  I recently relocated the article … Continue reading

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Wyoming Sheepherders Again

 (from the Paleotool vault) Sheep camps from Wyoming from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage.  Great photos and some good information concerning everything “western.” A self-contained base camp in a sheep wagon provides a cozy home on the prairie. A beautiful … Continue reading

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Sheepherders’ Camps

Here are a few classic Sheep Camps from the Wyoming Tales and Trails webpage. There are some great photos and some good information on their web page.  I personally took a lot of inspiration from these resourceful and low-cost housing solutions. … Continue reading

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Dugald Semple, an Early Modern Caravanner

Here’s and edited rework of an older post I wrote about Dugald Semple, a Scottish philosopher of the early 20th Century, who was an advocate for simple living. After studying and becoming and engineer he took to the woods and, … Continue reading

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