You Wouldn't Believe the Cosiness of This Old-Style Gypsy Caravan House

Tiny houses are more popular than ever before, with all sorts of tiny house designs, from cob cottages, strawbale house, yurts and prefab tiny houses. If you like tiny houses, you'll want to see this "Roulottes Gypsy Caravan Tiny House."

This Gypsy Caravan created by Kees Hoekstra of Roulottes is a cosy and beautiful design. Kees has been building gyspy caravans since 1992 and was a graphic designer/illustrator in Amsterdam. With his knowledge in graphic design, Kees borrowed some tools from a friend and set off to France for 20 weeks restoring his caravan. After he was finished people starting asking if it was for sale/rent and that inspired him to create his own business. Since there weren’t many original caravans left, he decided he needed to build them from scratch. He then moved to the Czech Republic where he set up a workshop and hired carpenters.

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