The Mobile Shepherd’s Wagon – Modern Nomads
There is no joke or irony at all in this title. It is just the ingenious creation of a Canadian company which came up with an original product, a lovely specimen that seems to be a cross between a shepherd’s wagon, a camper and modernist tiny home. Dubbed the Collingwood, it sports rounded surfaces and nice, clean wooden surfaces inside, all in a perfect mix of traditional and modern.
Here is what the designers say about Collingwood. “We built the Collingwood shepherd hut without clear distinctions of where the walls become the floor or roof of this shepherd hut. It is wrapped in and organic shell that fulfills the functions of all three of these important traditional structural elements. We wrapped the roof all the way around the Collingwood in a fluid wooden framed structure that sheds off every kind of bad weather. The exterior shell is fully insulated with batt insulation and waterproofed using the best ice and water shield. We use a combination of two types of roof cladding which will keep the weather out for a lifetime”.
The wagon is wired with 2 outlets and exterior plug in, comes with fully insulated floor, walls, ceiling, and thermal paned windows, a solid oak Dutch door, 3 single opening windows and 1 fixed octagon window, cedar steps with handrail, cedar fascia, cedar shake end walls, and steel roofing, solid pine distressed flooring and solid wood board interior and cast iron wheels, powder coated steel chassis and tow bar.
The 5 meter long Collingwood can fit a whole family, thanks to the bunk bed off to the other side of the space, which has yet another roll-out storage platform tucked underneath, which could probably double as yet another bed. There’s a wall unit that hosts storage and a fold-down table as well, according to Treehugger.com Even if there is no built-in bathroom or kitchen, the place is a good choice for those seeking to experience life in the midst of nature.