Lori Zimmer

28-Sq-Ft Bicycle Caravan is a Portable Home for Your Inner Bohemian

by , 08/19/14

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This tiny mobile caravan offers micro-quarters on wheels to help unleash your inner bohemian. Powered by an attached bicycle, the 28-square-foot mini dwelling boasts a small bedroom or artist’s studio that the cyclist can tote from place to place. Completely portable and simple, the caravan easily morphs from living quarters, to dining area to art studio before folding into itself for easier transport.



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The adorable “Gypsy Caravan” is painted with antiquated lettering reading “Traveling Artist,” evoking the romanticism of traveling circus caravans from old movies. Propped on three load-bearing wheels for when on the road, the caravan anchors itself on two extendable stilts when camping for the night.

Related: Sealander: A Compact Caravan that Doubles as a Small Boat

Inside, a storage area holds all of the caravan’s components. During the day, the caravan can be folded out into a kiosk for painting or selling wares. Extendable shelves hold canvases, brushes or merchandise. Fold back the shelving and the interior turns into a dining area, with padded benches on either side of a central table to entertain guests. The end of one bench folds up to reveal a single propane burner for remote cooking. At night, the table drops down to form one continuous base for the bed.

To extend the living space, the caravan has a roll-down awning that creates privacy outside. With strategic placement, the awning and roll down shades create an area for the hand-pressurized portable shower. LED lights line the interior and exterior and illuminate at night. The original traveling artists, Barry Howard, just sold the bicycle-powered tiny home to a lucky buyer for just $5,000.

+ The Aimlessly Wandering Artist

Via Tiny House Listings

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