I was watching History Detectives on PBS and learned a little about Airstream Trailers. Wally Byam, who founded the Airstream company, started out, actually, as a shepherd up in Oregon. And, while tending his flocks he would sleep in a little ox cart that was equipped with very basic necessities. Apparently, that never left him, becausewhen he had the chance to do it, he designed his own trailer. In 1932 Wally Byam answered the call of the road with a revolutionary innovation - a mobile shelter to sleep and feed the whole family. Browse images of Airstream trailers through the ages:
Now these many years later, Airstreams are still around but so expensive, I find myself live at times in a simular one made of Molded lightweitht Fiberglass. You never know what might happen in the future.
Your Gypsy Wagon reminded me of the story.
Wally may have stayed in something more like this Shepherd's Wagon.
We saw one like the white one with auto tires
and wheels out in a mountain pasture as we drove toward Mesa Verda Nat'l Park in Colorado back in the mid-1980s off the 4 lane divided highway we were on.