Homemade Gypsy Caravan
We were enjoying a lovely weekend camping along the St. Croix River last summer, when what should we discover in the same campground but the gypsy wagon pictured above. We just had to stop and engage the owner in conversation.
As is turned out, he made the wagon from scratch and did most of the decorative painting himself (he did make a point of saying he didn’t do the mural on the door). If you’re wondering why he’s hauling the wagon on a trailer and not just pulling it, that’s because the wagon has actual wagon wheels, so they’re not exactly fit to pull over blacktop going the posted speeds. The gypsy caravan is quite the accomplishment in and of itself, but when we found out it only took him TWO MONTHS to build it we were totally blown over.
The caravan is the second he’s made; the first one he sold to someone in California who planned to use it as a guest house/room. The builder did invite us to look inside, but I didn’t want to appear overly pushy (we had already asked about 30 questions) so I didn’t whip out my camera. Suffice it to say, it was tiny inside but just as charming as outside.