Thursday doors…the great outdoors

Posted: August 20, 2020 in Thursday doors
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In much of Wyoming, the doors of choice are outdoors (or maybe sometimes outhouse doors), but if you look, you can sometimes find doors of the more normal sort. Both sets of doors today are definitely not geared towards people tending toward the wide side. But anyone can view them from the outside, the best place to by in Wyoming.

This is the door end of a sheepherder’s wagon. It’s not in use now in that capacity, but it works well for a unique door. Talk about tiny houses before tiny houses were the in thing! And this one is moveable. Click here for a short but very cool, one might even say cold, look at how an entire family lived in one of these! And seriously, you all need to take a look at these incredible Woolywagons. These days you can rent one also instead of a motel room if you so choose. Dan, Norm, or any other handy DIYers want to build your own? Here are “20 Awesome Shepherders Plans” ready and waiting. You could get more than one blog post out of that project!

Drat! I forgot Norm was taking this week and the next two off. Well, I hope you enjoyed the limited edition Thursday Doors. I wonder if anyone else forgot.

  1. Sheree says:

    I love really old and worn doors – thank you

  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    Wow. I had no idea this type of wagon was still around. Checked out all your links and some of the newly built wagons are gorgeous inside and out. Thanks for sharing this post. I really enjoyed this.

    • Some of the new ones are quite marvelous, aren’t they? Not at all like the bare basics of the originals. Can you imagine have a family of 6 inside one of those???

      • peggyjoan42 says:

        Yes, they are marvelous. I can imagine having a family of 6 inside them. My dad followed construction and for 12 years we lived in a 8 x 36 foot trailer. Before they delivered our trailer we spent 3 months in an 8 x 16 foot camp trailer – in wet, muddy, Portland, Oregon.

      • Until a bit after my brother was born, we lived in a trailer as well. No idea how big it was, though. Thankfully after that we moved into a large house that had been my great-grandparents’ house. Some years later, the state took all that land in that area to build the interstate and we moved to a much smaller house, although it didn’t seem small to me at the time. 🙂

      • peggyjoan42 says:

        Interesting. I always think it is sad when they take people’s land to build interstates.

  3. The tin ceilings in the newer ones are lovely. Neat finds this week, Janet!

    • Thanks, Deborah. I just wish I’d remembered that Norm was taking a break. Oh, well, I had to have a post anyway. Just don’t have such a backlog of doors that I can afford to “waste” them. 🙂

      Yes, some of the new ones are really something, aren’t they?

  4. I’ve looked at a lot of these and always thought I’d love one for a potting shed. 🙂

  5. Dan Antion says:

    If I started building that, my wife might hitch it to the first horse or truck going by. It is interesting though. Better than a tent, I suppose.

  6. Ally Bean says:

    The link to the Wooly Wagons is amazing. I want a Hobit Hut, myself. But short of that I’ll enjoy your last photo. I always do love a red door.

    • Yes, the Hobbit Hut is quite something and there are some amazing wagons on the site. I too am a fan of red doors, although I’ve never lived anywhere with one. As we’re in a rental now, I think the door will stay neutral. 🙂 But I won’t complain because it’s a wonderful house.

  7. rugby843 says:

    My dad lived out on the range one summer in this type of wagon.  There’s a great one in the history museum in Cheyenne.

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  8. Resa says:

    Neat take!

  9. K.L. Hale says:

    I used to have my Grandparents’ barn door on my deck. I love old doors. ❣️