The heart of the home is the dwarf sized “Intrepid” cast iron wood heater, capable of creating a cozy space in under 20 minutes, even in the coldest of winters. Firewood storage is under the wagon, a chopping block sits near the steps, and there’s a sweet-smelling cedar kindling basket just inside the door.
Storage in small spaces is a hot topic whether for a micro city dwelling, a cabin in the woods, or a gypsy wagon on wheels. This caravan cleverly provides almost as much built in storage space as it provides living space for the inhabitants; dry storage is located under the lounge/bed area as three 6’ long drawers on heavy duty slides, there’s a built-in closet and an array of standard sized kitchen cupboards/drawers.
A labor of love, this project took a couple of years to build, and it cost about $8,000 and countless hours of hunting down components and reworking materials. It’s a sweet place to call home — open the windows and hear the lake loons call, and know that with a truck and a days’ work, this magical home-on-wheels can be on the road to anywhere you desire.