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Woman gives tour of $15K gypsy wagon tiny home she built all on her own during lockdown
I still can't believe she built this all on her own. The inside is so remarkable and every square inch is just as functional as it is beautiful.
Rebecca Reid
10.01.21

You may be wondering what you did with your time in lockdown. Maybe you completed a puzzle, tried a new recipe, but did you build a home? Yeah. Me either.

Yep, while some of us were busy watching a lot of TV a woman by the name of Stephanie built herself a tiny home, and it’s amazing.

In fact, it’s a gypsy wagon.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

Stephanie’s wagon was featured on the YouTube show ‘Tiny House Giant Journey’ where she took viewers on a tour of her adorable home that she built all by herself.

“Hi my name is Stephanie this is Misty, my tiny wagon.”

Misty? How cute is that? It’s the perfect name for the tiny abode, and soon you’ll see why.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

Stephanie told the show that she built the wagon to start traveling again. She didn’t want just any old trailer.

“I’m older now and I wanted a little bit more comfort.”

She built it during covid lockdown when her business hours didn’t demand as much of her attention.

“I built everything myself. The only thing I didn’t do was the installation of the roof and the propane line,” she proudly explains to the host.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

Stephanie built ‘Misty’ without much of a background in construction.

She considers herself a handy person and with a little internet digging, she was able to figure out what to do. The entire project set her back $15,000.

“People want to talk to me about how I did that and I have met so many people. I love showing it off…this is my masterpiece.”

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

“Welcome to the inside of Misty, my tiny wagon.”

The entire wagon is 84 sq. ft. of living space but Stephanie says it seems bigger because it is built on an angle.

She used birch plywood because it was lightweight and aromatic cedar to construct the wagon.

“It smells so good when you walk in,” she says as she takes a giant breath.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

The tiny kitchen is full of decor that adds a sense of whimsy and charm.

The windows on either side allow the air to flow through the wagon on a nice day. She has her appliances running on propane and her kitchen is complete with a sink with running water and a stove.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

Storage was very important to Stephanie when she was designing her wagon.

“The whole wagon has lots and lots of storage, I splurged and got a little spice rack that I love.”

There is also just as much storage outside her wagon as inside.

There are numerous shelves and hidden compartments where she can store things like toiletries and non-perishable goods.

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The space seems light and airy, with every detail meticulously planned out.

She has a copper sink from Egypt and mirrors from Morocco. They all help to create her own unique vibe.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

Her clothing is kept in a space below her loft.

She can pull her clothing rack out and doesn’t seem to mind the small space.

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The loft area is serene and unique.

She made the space special with an arched ceiling, stencil curtains, and a memory foam mattress.

Most importantly, she made sure her dog could climb up on his own.

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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

“My plan was to build a space where I feel safe and that cheers me up, that makes me smile when I enter, and it does and I’m really happy about that. so if you are interested in building one… if I can do it you can do it,” Stephanie beamed.

YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey
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YouTube screenshot - Tiny House Giant Journey

Take in the full aura of Stephanie’s gypsy wagon by taking the tour in the video below!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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