Glamping Boho Wagon- How We Built it and our process

Updated: Aug 6, 2021





it all starts with a man with a plan

after months of research, planning and budgeting, we are ready to build something beautiful and practical for our family adventures


using online resources, real paper books and smarts from school, Andrew and Christal are literally building a dream






GETTING THE RIGHT TRAILER

We chose a one-axel trailer for our first build because of weight restrictions. If all five of us can fit in a 8x10 trailer, then we can still pull it with a minivan and be able to travel easier. A double axel trailer would make it double the cost and weight.

SUPPLIES AND SHOPPING

Gathering supplies from local hardware stores, consignment shops and more. Since the tiny home will be so lightweight, we have to be aware of putting particular wood and fixtures onto it without factoring the weight into our calculations.

MAKING THE COMPONENTS

We chose a gypsy style arched roof for our build because of the aesthetic, the high ceiling and the ability to fit all five of us in a small space with storage.








FRONT AND BACK WALLS

It's finally ready to take shape. We have two walls up and now we can make the roof!

We played around with the idea of doing siding. But when we discovered the Ancient Japanese Art of Burning, then we loved the result!

CUTTING THE DOORS AND MAKING THE PANELS

Roofing and framing are coming together nicely.

Cutting a custom door is going to be key to keep

the weight down and not use a standard door.

Porch was created custom with a 4 feet overhang and the trailer ramp to create an outdoor sitting area.






FRAMING THE WALLS

Putting the frame up took three people this time!

Andrew's dad joined the fun and helped us make sure that everything was cut precisely ly and level.

Every cut matters, so we had to make sure that the skeleton was properly in place for the walls.






MAKING THE SKELETON

Framing the roof with custom created "ribs" as we call them. Each piece had to be heated to 700 degrees with a heat gun for 10 minutes before bending the wood.

Roofing is about to go on!


We are almost done with all the major exterior parts right now. We still have to insulate and put on the siding (made of reclaimed fencing!)

We are now 40 hours into this project and we love how it's coming together!




SIDING TIME

Each piece was from reclaimed fencing and hand burned with a torch to keep it from weather and create beautiful patterns