Of the many varieties of tiny homes on wheels, the Gypsy-style caravans are some of the most beautiful and charming mobile living spaces around. Traditional Gypsy vardos are what inspired Michelle of Hornby Island Caravans to begin designing and building them herself, including this one, finished with a beautiful wood interior of pine, birch, and fir.
The kitchen at one end of the caravan features a lazy susan and open shelves for plenty of storage space, a double sink, birch drawers and cabinets, and fir countertops. A water heater hides inside the built-in kitchen bench on one side of the fir table top and a propane stove and range is installed into the countertop on the opposite side.
Some of my favorite features inside this home are the driftwood supports that hold up the shelves and tables. Aren’t those cool? A wood stove heats the home in winter and the wood storage box doubles as a table.
The bed is raised off the floor to create a storage space for the homeowner’s instruments and is accessible by cantilevered wooden steps. A small closet inside the front door serves as additional storage space. Despite the small size of this home, the glass door and the many reclaimed windows allow in plenty of light to keep the home bright and fresh.
Rather than placing a bathroom in the home, the owner opted to built it into a separate wash house attached to the home by a spacious, multi-level deck. The wood-sided exterior consists of beautiful cedar shingles on top and decorative treated pine around the base.
See more of Michelle’s gorgeous caravans at Hornby Island Caravans.
KathyDecember 21, 2018 at 1:12 am
This welcoming little home remains at the top of my list for tiny homes I coud live in; I first saw it two or three years ago, and I love it still.