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Very Variegated Vardo

By Chris Stout-Hazard

Romani vardo

Unlike those wishing to downsize to a tiny home, the Romani people upsized.

Tiny houses are nothing new. But unlike those wishing to downsize to a tiny home, the Romani people upsized. After coming to Britain, the Romanichal traveled and slept in tilted carts and tents. Around 1850, they began living and traveling in vardos.

Vardos were horse-drawn wagons used among British Romani people. They served as mobile homes - a place for sleeping, cooking, and socializing - into the twentieth century. Each vardo featured ornate woodwork and colors, a demonstration of the skilled workmanship of the Romani people.

Exquisite details on Romani vardo

This exquisitely detailed recreation of a Romani vardo was created by artisans Wally and Victoria Roth. Featuring stunning woodwork, hand-painted decorations, and a custom, fitted interior, this van provides an authentic example of a Romani home.

Could you live in here?

More information on this van, visit Tiny House Blog and Gypsy Vans. Photos by Gypsy Vans by Roth.

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Chris Stout-Hazard
Chris Stout-Hazard · Founder · Roger + Chris · Sharon Springs, NY
Chris Stout-Hazard leads product design and development for Roger + Chris and co-stars with Roger in Roger That. MORE ABOUT Chris Stout-Hazard

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