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Tiny Dream House A Luxury Gypsy Caravan Experience
Tiny Dream House A Luxury Gypsy Caravan Experience
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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Welcome to a brand new, boutique luxury tiny house inspired by the colorful vardo wagons of Europe's nomads. It is a complete house with full bath, shower, kitchen, living room, outdoor deck, and a large loft with a queen size mattress and lounge area. Every detail of this home has been hand crafted by the artist owner, including several stained glass windows and a gleaming redwood countertop. Experience what it's like to live in a tiny house, and be enchanted by this unique space.

The space

The space - A vision of beauty, comfort, usefulness, and sustainability.

Experience first hand what it would feel like to live in your own tiny home on wheels.

This is a tiny house like no other. In 18 months, with no prior building experience, an artistic vision, and a lot of determination, I built this vardo caravan myself. It is wrought with exquisite, luxury details: real abalone shell tiles in the kitchen, a French empire crystal chandelier in the cathedral-like main living area, copper penny tile throughout the entire bathroom, handmade one-of-a-kind stained glass windows, and custom made casements for antique Victorian windows. The front porch is a work of art, with elaborate trim around the eaves and a circus caravan-style paint job with hand painted details. The kitchen sink is solid hammered copper and all the interior woodwork is artisan crafted for this space alone. There is no house like this one anywhere in the world.

The Zingara Caravan tiny home is a completely functional, efficient, and environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional home, without sacrificing any of the comfort where it matters most. Inside the glittering copper penny tile bathroom, you can shower in an ofuro-type wooden bathtub made from a French wine barrel. Note: you must use a step stool to step inside the wine barrel to use the shower. This may be difficult for older or disabled people. The state-of-the-art composting toilet looks just like a regular toilet and has no odor so you'll feel completely at home. Multiple lighting options give either clear bright light for cooking or working, or dim mood lighting for late night dinner and lounging. There's an oven if you want to bake cookies. At sunset the light comes through the stained glass and makes colorful reflections on the walls. From the deck, you can watch songbirds and an occasional hawk in the trees.

Guest access

You will experience every aspect of tiny house living. There is a fully functional kitchen with a gas range cooktop, oven, and full size refrigerator. The kitchen is stocked with pans, dishware, utensils, and essential kitchen tools, so cook to your heart's delight. The private bathroom includes a waterfall shower with limitless on-demand hot water and you can even shower inside the Japanese ofuro-like bathtub made from a repurposed, refinished merlot wine barrel. Right outside the door, the deck has seating and shade where you can enjoy a glass of wine or cup of tea. Smoking cigarettes or 420 is fine outside on the deck, but please, not inside.

Interaction with guests

The Caravan sits in the driveway of my main house, about 50 feet away from my front door. I work from home and am available most of the time to help you with anything you need while you enjoy your stay. You are welcome to use the washer & dryer in the main house if you'd like to do laundry. There are plenty of great walking trails, nightlife, and restaurants in the area, and I'm glad to offer recommendations any time. If you're interested in the story of the house, or want tiny house wisdom or advice, I am the builder and designer of this home, and I'm happy to share what I've learned.

Other things to note

I provide a few essentials for maximum comfort during your stay: a selection of teas and coffee beans, grinder, and press for real brewed coffee. Sugar, salt, olive oil, and other kitchen basics, as well as breakfast options: eggs, milk, bread, butter, or granola (please specify your preference). All the provided kitchen and bath products such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste are biodegradable, and since all the water you use in the tiny house goes through a hose directly into our back yard to keep our trees happy, we ask that you please use only these products during your stay. The shower requires the use of a step stool to step up and into a wine barrel and may be difficult for those with mobility issues. Thank you and we hope you will enjoy your time in the Caravan!

Amenities
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Air conditioning
Breakfast
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No smoking inside the house. No candles or incense. The house is too small for gatherings of more than a few people, so please, no parties.

Always lock all the windows and the door before you leave the house.

Turn off the oven pilot light completely after using the oven.

If you need anything, just ask!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - The loft is accessed by a short set of stairs and is not recommended for those with mobility issues.
Pet(s) live on property - Our friendly, loving, outdoor tabby cat, Apollo, will likely greet you. For the comfort of all our guests, please refrain from allowing him inside.
No parking on property - Street parking is ample and easy around the home; however, please do not park in the driveway next to the home at any time.
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Shilough User Profile
December 2017
What a beautiful space to spend an evening in! The workmanship put into this home reflects the care of the owner. Thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

Mark User Profile
December 2017
Jessica designed and created this beautiful and artistic showplace that should go on everyone's must stay at list. It is a masterpiece from start to finish and sparkling clean. We enjoyed everything about it and she is a very gracious and lovely hostess. Thank you Jessica! Most sincerely, Logan and Tina

Lloyd User Profile
November 2017
Stayed here for 2 nights with a friend, would have liked to have stayed for longer. Only got to meet Jessica the morning we left as we came and went a lot but nice lady, very friendly. The place is small but what to expect from a tiny home, very unique style and amazing decor by Jessica herself. Loved the coin bathroom and wine barrel shower! Comfortable double bed, nice lighting throughout, nice little decking outside to chill and smoke one, all in all good experience & would go back for sure

Falon User Profile
November 2017
My daughter and I stayed over during a random road trip up north. I was a bit nervous for this being our first time but Jessica made this experience so comforting and inviting. The work all throughout the tiny house is so meticulously detailed . You can tell Jessica is talented and intentional about her design of the house. The neighborhood is peaceful, and the view on the hill is tranquil. If we're ever in town again, I'll be stopping by for a second visit.

Lisa User Profile
November 2017
Jessica's gypsy caravan is fabulously unique, everything promised. Her attention to detail with the artistry of the caravan, as well as with green living and comfortable amenities is top notch (scones, butter, organic eggs in the fridge; natural soaps, compost & recycling bins provided). I felt treated to luxury and inspiration. I highly recommend this tiny home!

Eric User Profile
November 2017
Beautiful home that we enjoyed completely.

Jennifer User Profile
November 2017
A beautiful place to spend some time before going home. Closer to the road than I expected, but totally worth it.

Oakland, California, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Jessica User Profile
I've lived in the Bay Area for 9 years, own and operate a clothing design business, and love traveling.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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