What would you do if the rent on your apartment suddenly doubled in price? Eric Elliot decided to take matters into his own hands and move out! He spent about $7,000 to build a custom gypsy wagon on the back of a standard car-carrier trailer for a rent-free home! He says,
Since the wagon was going to be small, even by tiny house standards, (just over 100 square feet) I wanted it to be as comfortable as possible. I was working on a limited budget, but I spared no expense on insulating the walls, roof, and even floor. That was the best decision I made on this project!
Colorful Gypsy Wagon Built On A Car Carrier
Instead of curved walls like on a traditional gypsy wagon or sheep wagon, Eric made the walls on this trailer straight. Building straight walls instead of curved greatly simplified both the design and construction.
Every angle would then have to be separately calculated, so I decided to simplify things and build the walls square instead.
Besides the handmade decor and details, the gypsy wagon has a hidden compost toilet and a shower. LED lights provide illumination while decorative stained glass windows create beautiful patterns of colored light throughout the trailer.
Photos via TinyHouseTalk