Hand Pulled Gypsy Wagon
The little detail that make this 7,000km Kindness Walk just a bit unique is our hand built micro camper we will be pulling the entire distance. Fashioned to look rather like an old gypsy wagon in miniature this will be are home on wheels and enable us to keep our costs down dramatically.
The above photo is a collecting of designs and ideas that we will be building our trailer around. My design wants to be eye catching to attract people to strike up conversations, this should drum up support for our sponsored charity Make-A-Wish & 52Lives
I have played around with a few trailer designs, trying both a push cart and a pull trailer, until finally settling on the idea of the gypsy wagon. I estimate the build to take around two weeks to complete with a painted finish, possible duck egg blue.
Finally we start building our third and final design
The above two photos were my other attempts at making a suitable trailer. The first was the three wheel push trolly which I just couldn’t get the front wheel to go straight no matter what I seem to try. The second I decided to build a rickshaw style pull cart. This really was awesome to pull around and made pulling a full gas bottle a doddle. It had one big flaw, every time a wheel hit a bump it used to bounce itself back and forth trying desperately to flip over.
Our final micro camper gypsy trailer has been designed to keep the centre of gravity more towards the ground and is a lot wider, hopefully this will make it more stable and less inclined to rock from side to side.