Welcome to the 'Fat Gypsy' website.
The 'Fat Gypsy' (patent applied for) is an expanding car-towable touring caravan or 'glamping' pod or lodge or garden room/office with something of the flavour of a traditional gypsy 'bowtop' - where you can sleep, lounge, cook and/or eat in comfort. Or it can be fitted out in any other way you choose.
We have built a 12 ft 'Fat Gypsy' prototype in our workshops near Pewsey, Wilts., where we are more than happy for you to come and see the work in progress and discuss how the Fat Gypsy concept could be customised to your exact requirements.
The 'Fat Gypsy' is around 7ft wide when folded in for road transport and is fully 'street legal' but opens out to around 12ft wide on site. The length of the 'Fat Gypsy' as illustrated here is 12ft, but the length could be anything up to 20ft (the longer versions will sleep up to 8) and still be 'street legal'. This means that it would usually be classed as a touring caravan for planning purposes.
The basic shell of the 'Fat Gypsy' is made from glassfibre/epoxy/plywood/foam sandwich panels and can be finished internally and/or externally in 'real' wood or traditional green canvas and/or painted in various colour combinations complete with whatever traditional gypsy caravan artwork takes your fancy. Thermal insulation is built in to all the body panels so that the 'Fat Gypsy' will stay cool in summer and cosy in winter making it suitable for all-year-round use!
For the time being, to keep all our options open, we have left the interior completely bare - apart from some plastic sheeting on the back wall to represent the eventual veneered plywood cladding - and have not fitted any additional windows (even the big round one we have made for the back wall).
The round 'lights' in the centre of the roof are not actually lights but tri-wall polycarbonate sealed 'portholes'.
However, here are some ideas for an internal fit-out:
If you would like any further information about how a 'Fat Gypsy' can be customised to your requirements, please don't hesitate to contact us,
Peter Sylvester of Barry Hargreaves
or on (+44) (0) 78 67 94 33 95