Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Gypsy Caravans

I have always been obsessed with Gypsy Caravans (Vardos), and I've been stalking them all over the web lately.

As I mentioned in my last post I've been watching HBO's Carnivale and the caravans they live in are gorrrgeous, i especially love the girls' caravans with elaborate vanity mirrors with feathers and sequins and silk strewn all over them. <3

I'd love to actually have a hand in making one, and have tried to convince my father numerous times to head up the project. He's an incredible craftsman...his projects have included our barn, furniture, woven baskets, knives, canoes, didgeridoo's, stone work and a lot more. He doesn't seem to interested in the excessive cabinetry that would go into it though. Sigh. I'll keep working on him though.


Here are the sites I've found the most informative or inspirational.
http://www.les-verdines.com/index2_us.htm
http://exploringthethames.blogspot.com/2009/03/gypsy-caravan-for-sale.html
http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-concept/gypsy-caravans/
http://www.enslin.com/rae/gypsy/wagon.htm
http://gypsywaggons.co.uk/varhistory.htm


I've been collecting photos for ages so thought I'd share a couple.



























1 comment:

Heather Sara said...

Ahhh what a wacky coincidence! I just started watching Carnivale a few days ago and it's got caravans on my brain too. Weeeeird!

I think our society needs more caravan love.