Micro-Gypsy Bicycle Caravan

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A tiny home, studio, or craft kiosk that can be pulled by a bicycle, this beautiful little vardo was designed and built by artist/craftsman Barry Howard. It is the culmination of a lifetime of experience designing and building little nomadic homes. It is easy to tow behind a bicycle and very stable.


It features a bed that is approximately 26″ wide by 5′10″ long. The mat folds in sections and below is a storage area that is 22″ wide by the length of the caravan and 10 inches high. The storage beneath the bed keeps the center of gravity low providing stability.

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The small windows in the roof provide light and a sense of space above. Aft is a galley area with a propane stove. There is a small removable table which can be used for meals or computer work. It also attaches outside at the rear of the caravan to make a work surface for craftwork or for an easel for painting. A folding stool hangs on the front as seating for the outdoor work area.

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The caravan features an awning that rolls up when not in use. It provides shade and directs rain away from the caravan. Also included is a large shade umbrella which attaches to the caravan, for the outdoor work area.

Other features include:

  • Candle lantern
  • LED lights interior and exterior
  • Hand-pressurized portable shower
  • Storage net
  • Retractable stabilizer legs
  • Stained glass window
  • Fabric wall covering
  • New paint, top-of-the-line sign-painters enamel
  • 20″ wheels
  • Quick-release hitch
  • Copper pipe roof rack
  • Roll-down shades
  • Lightweight wood construction
  • Reinforced aluminum tubing for the chassis frame
  • Designed to fold down to bed-level if desired
  • Vintage Coca-Cola bottle opener

Comes with:

  • One six pack of Pacifico beer
  • Two shot glasses
  • One bottle of El Jimador 100% agave reposado tequila
  • One bag of fresh limes
  • One shaker of salt
  • One lightweight travel hammock with stuff bag


  • 26″ vintage Gary Fisher 21-speed mountain bike with hyper-low gear, new rear cluster, cables, and chain. Old, simple, solid bike. Powder-coated, cromoly steel
  • Two cable locks
  • Tire pump
  • Water bottle and cage
  • Mirror
  • LED headlight & tail light
  • Center stand
  • Tool kit: screw drivers, wrenches, socket and ratchet, pliers, adjustable wrench, tire patch kit, chain lube

My time in the Gypsy Caravan is coming to a close. It’s been over a year that l have been living, working and traveling in this tiny nomadic home. I have dearly loved it and will remember these times with great fondness. Now, I have made the decision to sell the caravan to finance my next chapter, my move to Bisbee. So, anyone interested please read the ad, or pass it along to anyone you think may be interested.

The price for this little human-powered home-studio is $5,000. If interested, please contact Barry at (530) 355-1319 or barryhowardstudio@yahoo.com. Read more at theaimlesslywanderingartist.blogspot.com.

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4 Responses to Micro-Gypsy Bicycle Caravan

  1. Anonymous says:

    How much does your tiny home approximately weight?

  2. I have admired your beautiful rolling estate for a long time, I could only have wished you where on the east coast.. I would have been honored to be it’s new owner… I wish you the best of luck in the sale of your home, and bid you good fortune in your future indevers…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, I will tell you what. I am going to have a pretty good settlement come my way somtime this year.
    If you are still holding on to it by the time my money is paid out to me, I will buy it.
    You will probably have ot sold by then.But if not, I want it.
    My name is Vicki Martinez andcI live in Texas.

  4. armadillozack says:

    I would have thought you had sold it already Barry, Or are the others who had answered to this link, just a little behind in times.. I loved this rig way back in July of 2015 when you emailed me back, answering my questions back then … I was even willing to buy blueprints of your rig back then, and suggest you may think about drawing up blueprints to which you will collect royalties long after you have sold it.. Either way best of luck to you, and if you are looking to draw up blueprints, please let me know how to obtain a copy of them…
    Armadillo Zack

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