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Little Green Vardo

June 15, 2012

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


  • Reply Joe3 June 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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

  • Reply Dez June 16, 2012 at 4:11 am

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

  • Reply et June 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    The builders website:

  • Reply Caroline June 18, 2012 at 11:21 am

    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?

  • Reply Djanga Sostar June 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    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.

  • Reply George June 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    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!


  • Reply Doug Gregerson July 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    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

  • Reply Scott Paddock April 16, 2013 at 6:58 am

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

  • Reply John Dougherty June 3, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    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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