‍‍Nomadic Homes (311)

Gypsy Vardo for Sale in Reno, NV

For the first time, we are offering one of our Gypsy Getaway Wagons from our rental “fleet” for sale!

This is an ideal opportunity for the aspiring Gypsy spirit to wander the country or for those who might just want a backyard retreat or Airbnb investment opportunity.

The Big Dog Gypsy Getaway Wagon is being sold as is with the following features and amenities:

  • Built on a single-axle 5′ × 14′ trailer with 2″ ball hitch and 7-way plug
  • Finished wagon weight of approximately 2900 lbs.
  • Canvas roof and one layer of R-21 reflective insulation
  • Full 120-watt solar set-up with 2½-volt batteries, 2½-volt charging plugs, portable power inverter, and three LED lights throughout the wagon
  • Propane tank and two-burner stove
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  • 18-gallon water tank
  • Sink and shower attachment
  • Custom stained glass window
  • Colorful custom exterior paint design with lush interior fabric
  • Dutch entry door with custom wood ledge
  • Custom wood 4-shelf rack, three storage bins, and raw wood seats and countertops
  • Everything down to the linens and tea kettle & French press for morning coffee!

With all the upgrades and amenities, this wagon would retail for $22,050. We are offering it for the 20% discount of $17,500. This is below even the staring price for a custom build so a rare opportunity to have the freedom of your very own Gypsy Getaway Wagon.

We are small enough that we are not able to offer financing but the wagon can be held for 30 days with a $2,000 nonrefundable down payment. Payment in full will be due within 30 days of the first committed offer. This wagon sale is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t wait. Alterations are available if you have specific details or amenities you would like and those can be discussed during the purchase.


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Bicycle-Powered Tiny House



Greatly inspired by the builders of the Pacific Northwest, Phil Reimers wanted to create his own tiny house paradise in Tofino. As an artist with considerable skill in working with wood, Phil was able to capitalize on the incredible resources around him including an abundance of driftwood to build himself an incredible home…

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Beautiful Tiny House on Wheels



This tiny house is a true head-turner. Made from natural, eco-friendly materials and built by Tofino couple Alan and Venita entirely as a DIY project, this impressive home is filled with very clever design elements.

The exterior is clad in a mixture of weatherboards and cedar shingles which give the home a warm cabin aesthetic. Fortunately, the couple were able to find an ideal parking spot for the tiny house which had existing hook-ups for power, water and sewage already in place for RV parking.

As we step inside this home it’s hard not to be impressed by the simple, yet beautiful and functional design. The house feels open and light, while all the timber used brings an undeniable warmth to the space. Wherever possible, this home has used natural, non-toxic materials, including natural oils and finishes and sheep’s wool insulation to keep the tiny house nice and warm in the winter…

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Beautiful Bus Conversion



Living in a tiny house isn’t for everyone, but the ideas behind the tiny house movement are at least getting many people to question whether it’s worth it to work long hours to pay off a decades-long mortgage for all that space in a bigger house, much of it used to store stuff that we don’t necessarily need.

Interestingly, we’re also seeing a cross-pollination of sorts between the tiny house world and vehicle conversions, with tiny house principles of ‘living with less’ and using smart small-space design ideas helping to evolve these other forms of portable housing. Some of the modern bus conversions we’re seeing are a great example of this, and here is yet another: Idaho photographer, musician and carpenter Kyle Volkman renovated this 30-foot Blue Bird school bus into a full-time home on wheels that also runs on vegetable oil…

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Floating Homes in Portland

On my way to see Foster Huntington in Washington this morning, crossing the Columbia River on Highway 5, I spotted this floating community.

Some quick Google research:

The Portland region has more floating homes than Seattle or San Francisco. Hayden Island alone has four moorages for floating homes, including West Hayden Island Moorage, with 57 floating homes, on the far west side, Jantzen Beach Moorage, Inc, the largest with 176 floating homes (south of Home Depot), Island Cove Floating Homes with 55 units (just west of Lotus Isle Park), and Tomahawk Island Floating Homes with some 72 community members…

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Van Life in Olympia



At just 21 years old, Milla Delphine knows what she wants in life and has a plan on how to get it. Ever since she was little, Milla has dreamed of living on a sailboat. Converting a van to live in full-time was initially just a plan to allow her to save more money in order to manifest her nautical dream; yet in the process, Milla has completely fallen in love with van living…

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Astounding Tiny House with Downstairs Master Bedroom



At only 24 feet in length (7 meters) this tiny house has been designed to include some extremely impressive features. Built by Asheville couple Andrew and Rachel the home is designed to comfortably accommodate their small family while also being future-proofed for retirement.

The exterior of the home is clad in cedar and metal and has an impressive presence in its spectacular forest setting. A deck has been built by the entranceway to provide easy outdoor living space and extend the home’s usable area. Andrew, who works as a carpenter, had a wealth of skills that he was able to bring to the project and the high quality of his work is evident throughout the house…

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