Found on the Vintage Everyday blog. It is thought to be from circa 1926 and is a real beauty. It has some nice details as well. The sign on the roof, lightning rods, and even a little chimney. A great solution of one facing homelessness but still had the car. Possibly a nightmare to drive?
We just put another couple thousand miles on the Little Green Vardo. It's always an adventure when you are pulling something like this around the country and it makes for some interesting conversations. Most of the people we meet are great but the comments are sometimes a little difficult. Of course, the number one question … Continue reading Further Evolution of the Little Vardo
Here are a few images to clarify some questions about the wooden topper. It is not a work of art. It was to be used for a single field project last summer but now I really like it so it will be a permanent part of the rolling home. Here's the overview sans roof rack. … Continue reading Topper Update
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 … Continue reading Vardo – Topper Makeover
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 years back (opens in a new window). Living in the 21st century, he even maintains … Continue reading Bear the Tinker
Seen on the Road to Glamperland Facebook page.
Not terribly far from the Paleotool secret lair there toils a designer and builder of unique, hand-built, small campers. Inspired by the lack of uniqueness and beauty in mass-produced campers, Peter Pavlowich put his Wood Construction and Design degree to work to create beautiful, minimalist campers for small pick-up trucks under the name Casual Turtle. … Continue reading Eight Foot Terrapin
A couple recent inquiries prompt this quick post about a wooden truck topper. The question that came up a few weeks ago was "why would you make a topper instead of just buying one?" Well, I'm not wealthy and making something costs a lot less than buying it. Also, if you are a woodworker, it's … Continue reading Wooden Truck Topper
As unveiled at Winter Count 2014 near Maricopa, Arizona. This classic kite shaped beauty is built into the bed of an old Dodge Power Wagon. Like all projects of this nature, she's a work in progress but is already and awe-inspiring thing of beauty. The layout is a traditional elevated cross-bed with a kitchen down … Continue reading Jed and Hilary’s Power Wagon Vardo
For those who know the Snail, you might notice something different. I'm making a little post about the new look but I just loved the sunset picture from today after work. I have a very short window of light at the end of the work day but try to use it best I can. More … Continue reading Road Check