Whittled Down Wagon

We built and traveled in on a cross country pilgrimage from Santa Fe NM to Western Massachusetts in the summer of 2010. Boy, what fun it was! We built the wagon on a 4×8′ utility trailer and towed it with Libby’s 4 cil. sedan. The construction was wood with a canvas top. Our goals were to build a portable living structure that was light and cheap. Traveling cross country was an experience in itself with many reflections roused on our country’s landscapes, farms, economy, and culture.

Photos and build by Libby and Tristan.



  1. al glatkowski September 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    is there a blog entry about this construction and journey?

  2. lyle rickards September 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    love it … i spent some time in one in irland . r u selling ?

  3. Ria September 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I would love to build one. Do you know where I can get some plans, ideas for building materials? Are u sharing yours? It’s exactly what I want. Thanks, Ria

  4. lovie snippets September 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    I love how happy your cat looks exploring his outdoor area. The canvas top lets in lots of light too. Super sweet!

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