They are everywhere right now. He must get some rain down that stove pipe.
I love these old sheep camps. There are many on ranches from New Mexico to Idaho and beyond in old sheep and cattle country. They aren't highway capable but it seems they could provide a real housing alternative for low-income minimalists. For many of us, living this way would be far better than a housing … Continue reading A Classic Sheep Wagon in a Modern Setting
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. There's a lot of other information and photos of western history here too. Have a … Continue reading Sheepherders’ Camps
I have posted quite a few images and links to classic old-time sheep camps here over the years. If you travel the small byways of the Mountain West you will still see plenty of old sheep camps in use or parked around ranch houses today. But the sheep camp isn't just a thing of … Continue reading Sheep Camps are Alive and Well in the West
Many considerations concerning floor plans and general layout have come my way over the years. I am compiling as many as possible to post here. To start things off, here is the iconic Reading Waggon by Dunton's (note: two "g's" in the older British spelling). This design is truly the classic. When one sees this, … Continue reading Vardo Plans: Reading Caravan
This post is a re-cap of the Vardo build. I get questions about this project at least three times per week and I think it has inspired a few other people to make the leap. I still consider it a work in progress even though it is four years old and has 18,000 miles under … Continue reading A Vardo Build Recap
Another web find.
Kent Griswold posted another fine link to sheepherder wagons. The community provides the few essentials not found in the wagon itself; shower, full kitchen, internet, etc. Watch the video here. Or see it on AOL's website.
Here's a nice open lot from Ireland. Beautiful...all of it.
Derek Diedricksen at Relaxshacks.com is always good for some inspirational offbeat home ideas. Here's a shot of the interior of a sheep wagon with a promise of more to come. Click the photo for the original post.
Here's a link to a short article about the Basques in Oregon from the Oregon Encyclopedia. I'm just in it for the wagon photos of course.