The name for the gypsies'waggon is VARDO. And if they are gypsy home, they are traditionaly made by non-gypsy coach-builders. We can find 6 main types of vardoes : Brush, Reading, Ledge, Bowtop, Openlot and Burton.
My Vardo is a Ledge, no doubt. A van with side and back windows, sloping walls, portable steps, front door wich opens separately at the top and the bottom, rack at the back and a raised roof called a mollicroft. The floor is narrow and both side walls widen out at knee-level via a ledge over the wheels.
The maker of this Ledge has done a pretty good work : everything is true to a life size Ledge.
www.gerryvardoes.co.uk : Gerry builds a very complete range of vardoes you can choose of.
And now it's time to take all the pieces apart. I want to make some changes before I begin the painting. I have prepared a new door, the one I had was too thick. Same for the door of the cratch at the back. I have also changed the hay rack, to have a lighter one.
They are many informations and pictures at http://gypsywaggons.co.uk and http://gypsyvans.com : builders, collectors and painters of gypsy vardoes.