If anyone has made the construction of tiny homes on wheels an art form, it is the French/Norwegian designer Abel Zimmerman Zyl, founder and owner of Zyl Vardos. The company specializes in kooky, creative caravans that seem to have sailed off of the pages of a book of Grimm’s fairy tales, except along the way they had to squeeze through a hallway filled with funhouse mirrors.
Yes, these are oddly shaped Hobbit homes, some of them with eclectic, cathedral ceilings, disorienting roof lines and mosaic shingling that give the impression the home has just survived a wild ocean crossing — and done so in grand style. Zyl, at times, seems to have little use for straight lines. But the end results are unarguably gorgeous. “My crew is magic!” Zyl boasts on his website. “May your daydreams become real.”