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19th Century Vardo Wagons Off-Grid Tiny House


This tiny house was completely self-built by a retired woman, and her inspiration came from 19th-century Romani vardo wagons. She built the home on a tight budget and spent several years collecting materials and planning the project before she began to build.

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Carol is an impressive woman who put a lot of work into building her own tiny home and finding a place to park it. She tracked the entire build and kept every single receipt in a book so that she knew exactly how much it cost, and so that she could show that it was built to the BC building code.

Her parking spot is in a grey zone where it is neither legal, nor illegal to be there. She lives off-grid with solar power and a generator, and she keeps livestock like goats, chickens and turkeys for milk, eggs, and meat.


She has a greywater pond, and a composting toilet built using an antique chair. Just one of dozens of unique antiques and special pieces she included in her home. We hope you enjoy meeting Carol and hearing about her experience building and living in a tiny house in Canada.