Buying a Gypsy bowtop caravan


Greg’s Gypsy Bowtops provides an appealing alternative to a conventional caravan and can be used as a spare bedroom, office, studio or even a home.

The wagons are sold with an IVA certificate (Individual Vehicle Assessment), issued by the DVLA. This is the equivalent of a vehicle MOT test for caravans, which only needs to be issued once in the wagons lifetime.

They take approximately 5 months to build. Made from quality seasoned pine surrounded by insulation, a waterproof membrane and treated cotton canvas which is tightly tensioned around a poplar tunnel. The bed is traditionally built into the full bow width at the rear with more sleeping space below.   Timber is sourced using F.S.C. Registered companies.

The top quality new caravan chassis are fully braked and with the bowtop weighing less than a tonne they are easily pulled by a mid range car.

Basic structure includes:

  • Insulation (made from ‘green’ alububble)
  • Well seasoned Piranha pine structure
  • Professional and secure joinery
  • Waterproof membrane
  • Exterior canvas (stitched in windows)
  • Structural double bed
  • Front barn doors
  • Two rear windows (bottom one opening)
  • Wood treatment (Cuprinol)
  • Interior lighting which runs on 12 volt battery (battery not included in basic structure price).
  • 240 volt socket fitted for mains adaption
  • New chassis
  • Base secured to chassis using industrial fixings with sheet steel sandwiched in between
  • Chassis: 16amp electrically wired for towing including a trailer connection lead

Price available upon application

Interior lining

Not included in basic structure price.

  • Interior lining – 5m x 5m needed .

Interior furniture options

Not included in basic structure price:

The interior layout can be custom built to the clients specification.

  • Storage seating
  • Coat cupboard
  • Shelves
  • Side cupboard with doors
  • table
  • Kitchen unit/cupboard (cooker and sink optional)
  • Wood burner
  • Stained glass window at top/back
  • Opening top window
  • Extra lighting
  • Wood protection using Danish Oil


We can deliver in the UK. Price on application (POA).

Shipping can be organised – POA.

Replacement Canvas Service

As part of our service, we undertake canvas replacements.

Wagon painting

Personal and unique designs, created and hand painted by Juliet King.

Contact me

For further details please contact Greg.
Any questions happily answered.

Gypsy bowtop commissions

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