They are listing a small (8"x8", 96 pgs.) book entitled "Freewheeling Homes" by David Pearson (not, I hope, the old stock car driver!). Mostly seens to be about homebuilt camping trailers. The two pictures shown are of a twin axle, clapboard sided, tin roofed, "Cabin on Wheels", and a classic Gypsy Caravan trailer, looks like interesting stuff! Blurb also mentions 75 color prints, including a bus conversion, so who knows?
Best of all, they are offering the tome for the princely sum of $5.95! I'm ordering one on the morrow, so I'll let you know what I think when I get it.
As expected, it is mostly about traditional Romany style caravans from Britain, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Almost all the featured homes show a very high degree of craft in their design and construction. There are some excellent photos of both interior and exterior details that are worth the $6 price alone. Anybody building any kind of rolling home is sure to get some ideas, or at least inspiration from those shots.
There are a few pages devoted to a nice Euro-bus conversion that is very well done, and a few Stateside projects are shown as well. There is a short section devoted to the construction of a traditional bow top wagon which might be of interest to any horsey types out there. (For myself, I make it a policy to avoid contact with any and all mamals more than twice my size)
The last section of the book is devoted to some v. nice pen and ink drawings of floor plans, construction details, and decorative carvings.
In total, I'd say that for less the the cost of a typical stop at Starbucks, "Freewheeling Homes" is well worthwhile.
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