The Vardo - a unique tiny house on wheels

Tiny home hosted by Chrys

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bed
  3. Half-bath
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Stay overnight in a vardo, a unique tiny house on wheels inspired by 19th century English and Irish caravans. This cozy space sleeps 2 adults and includes a table, benches, sink, coffee maker and storage space inside. A bath house nearby includes a modern composting toilet, solar shower stall and dish washing station.

We are located close to wineries, state parks with gorges & waterfalls, lakes, the vibrant city of Ithaca, Cornell University and Ithaca College.

The space
Experience an old-fashioned camping experience in a vardo (also known as a shepherd's hut), a old-fashioned caravan style from Ireland and England. The interior is laid out in a traditional floorplan, with a raised bed at one end and shelves and cabinets on either side of the door.

In between, a pull-out table and benches provide seating. We have also included modern comforts like electric lights and outlets, and coffee/tea supplies.

Note that the sleeping bunk is 6' long, so if you are taller than that it may not be comfortable for you.

The vardo is parked in its own separate area on our land with a parking space and a picnic table. Enjoy an evening campfire at the fire circle - firewood is provided and also a 2-burner camp stove and fuel canister if you want to cook outside.

The bath house is a short walk (~ 30 ft) and is equipped with a modern composting toilet that is clean and odor-free. The bathhouse also includes a wash station for hand and dish-washing, and a solar shower stall for cleaning up after a busy day out in nature.

Fresh water for drinking and washing dishes is provided, as well as coffee, tea and breakfast snacks. A two burner camping stove is available for guest use, and the vardo is stocked with basic cookware, dishes and cutlery.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
1 small double bed

What this place offers

Free driveway parking on premises
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Fire pit
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Newfield, New York, United States

Our property is in the beautiful hills of Newfield, about 12 miles south of Ithaca and close to local colleges, waterfalls, wineries and other local attractions.

Hosted by Chrys

  1. Joined in August 2013
  • 177 Reviews
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My husband Bill and I both work as professional horticulturists, and at home we grow a lot of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. We love learning and sharing self-sufficiency skills like food gardening, homebrewing, baking and canning. We also enjoy outdoor activities in this beautiful region: hiking, walking in nearby gorges, cross-country skiing, swimming, and going to local music festivals. We love to travel and enjoy hosting other travelers!
My husband Bill and I both work as professional horticulturists, and at home we grow a lot of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. We love learning and sharing self-sufficiency…


  • Bill

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm

Cancellation policy