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Bicycle-Towed Gypsy Wagon Camper

 
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I fell instantly in love when I saw the pics of Barry Howard's Micro Gypsy Wagon on Alex Pino's TinyHouseTalk. I don't bike much, but I instantly wanted to take a meandering, scenic week-long bike tour just to have (and show off!) a beautiful little Gypsy wagon like his.

 
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I wonder if a tandem two person wagon would work ? Seems cool . Here in France there are lots of long distance cycle paths with camping at frequent intervals.

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LOVELY - I want one too!!
 
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Link to an earlier non bicycle Gypsy wagon.
https://permies.com/t/10368/md/Nomad-Charlie-Boy
 
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David Livingston wrote:I wonder if a tandem two person wagon would work ? Seems cool . Here in France there are lots of long distance cycle paths with camping at frequent intervals.

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Sorry, But this picture looks staged. How would it attach to a bike. It is obviously heavier than a bike, Or a bike and rider. Would it tip you over? Could you pull it more than a hundred feet? It looks cool. If it were lite enough it would be great.
How............ Hmmmm.
Does anyone have any other pictures?
 
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It's not staged J,...I built it and lived, travelled and worked out of it for a year. It worked very well. For stories about my life in the caravan look in the archives of my blog: The aimlessly wandering artist, also more pics on my Facebook Barry Allen Howard
 
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Here's a live link to Barry's blog http://theaimlesslywanderingartist.blogspot.com/

Welcome to permie's Barry....your caravan is wonderful and so are your paintings that I peeked at on your blog. I spent a while camping in Big Sur in the early seventies and always intended to go back for a longer period of time...beautiful
 
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Jeremiah wales wrote:

David Livingston wrote:I wonder if a tandem two person wagon would work ? Seems cool . Here in France there are lots of long distance cycle paths with camping at frequent intervals.

David



Sorry, But this picture looks staged. How would it attach to a bike. It is obviously heavier than a bike, Or a bike and rider. Would it tip you over? Could you pull it more than a hundred feet? It looks cool. If it were lite enough it would be great.
How............ Hmmmm.
Does anyone have any other pictures?



Check out the link in the first post...lots of pictures and shows how it folds down for traveling...pretty cool
 
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Here is a light weight version by Paul Elkins

I love that he uses political signs.
 
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I wouldn't like to take it up much of a hill! I will show my teenager when he wakes up, he was talking about something like this (only for a motorbike) just the other day.
 
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