Trillium Caravan is a sleeper camper in the traditional style of the 19th Century English vardo, built by famed woodworker Jim Tolpin. It is impeccably detailed in hand-hewn wood and steel fabricated to the highest highway-worthy standards. One needn’t sacrifice the beauty of traditional materials and antique fixtures for modern convenience.
Here you can see Trillium in its full glory on a summer afternoon, sailcloth canopy stretched over bent wood trusses.
Every inch is carved and beautifully painted in premium marine-grade paint.
No detail has been overlooked. Antique fixtures have been used wherever possible. Leaded stained glass windows are featured throughout. Even a brass letter compartment allows you to receive mail wherever you decide to park Trillium.
Hand-tooled leather straps secure the wood storage compartment.
The step is removable and uses the receiver hitch for secure footing. Exterior lighting is provided by reproduction coach lights with candles.
Even with the windows closed, vents ensure air exchange while the wood stove is burning.
Visitors are greeted by a split Dutch door, hand carved and with stained glass windows and hand-painted details.
Upon entering, the luminous sailcloth cover creates a soft glow. The hand-carved woodwork continues, along with fine silk fabrics by Scalamandre and eclectic glass hardware.
The interior offers ample seating–and comfortably sleeps two adults in a queen-size bed and at least one child on the floor.
A variety of woods create a harmonious whole.
Trillium contains many space-maximizing details. This table pulls out for writing or dining. The bed pulls out to a queen size!
Stained glass makes this a magical nook for catching up on your reading or taking a cat nap.
Electric interior lighting is convenient and beautiful. Sconces were repurposed from an old hotel in Portland, Oregon.
A dry sink occupies the corner, offers a mirror, and stores all the toiletries you need for an extended trip.
Scalamandre fabrics cover all seating surfaces and pillows. This fabric is vintage stock from the 1920s. Extra yardage was reserved for replacement covers.
Trillium is easy to pick up and move to your next destination. Towing features are very complete and well-designed. To learn more, check out the traveling page.