Little Green Vardo

Small living vardo in San Mateo, CA. Photos and build by Elijah Griffin.



  1. Joe3 June 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    It’s nice … I’d be interested in viewing more interior photos and especially photos of the build if they’re available.

  2. Dez June 16, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    I do think this is the most adorable tiny home I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing.

  3. et June 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm - Reply
  4. Caroline June 18, 2012 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Cozy and inviting! I would love to see more photos of the interior and perhaps a simple floor plan. Was there any red tape to get through to have that lovely wood stove installed?

  5. Djanga Sostar June 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    I, too, would love to see more pictures, inside and out. I have a vardo that I am working on and I am open to all suggestions for improvement. This is a very nice vardo and it is plain to see that a lot of good thought and work has gone into creating such a nice living waggon.

  6. George June 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    I’m the builder of this. I think Elijah is the person who took the photos. There is a complete set of photos on my blog and updates as I make them.

    Thanks for looking!


  7. Doug Gregerson July 10, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Along with the request for more photos, including a series on construction from stripped trailer to finished interior, is it possible to get an idea of the costs at that time? Also, because my son and I are considering construction 3-4 Vardo’s to be located year round at a small secluded lake property, do you have some tips on your use of your Vardo during each season that you could share with us? Thanks for the intriguing photos. Gus

  8. Scott Paddock April 16, 2013 at 6:58 am - Reply

    While the paleotool page is nice, you can find a more detailed chronicle of the build of this vardo at this instructable page.

  9. John Dougherty June 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Hey There:
    I just read you articles about your “Vardo”, Really sharp. I would like to e-mail you some pic’s and a copy of a “Mother Earth News blog” that one of there writers did on my trailer. I already have plans from Tumbleweed on there Vardo.
    Please forward your email addres and I’ll send the pic’s along with some of my ideas.
    Best regards…….. J.D.

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