“the SEAHORSE wagon, come and share an unbelievable
nomadic unique experience!”
The guest house is run by a non profit organization called Roulopa (it reads „drive at a walking pace“ in French). It is available to rent as soon as the sun comes out. It travels along in spring, summer and autumn and stays put for the winter season. The holidayers are invited to live a true bohemian experience, reaching for a lost freedom; confronted with mother nature!
The itinerary will vary year after year. The convoy will move according to hosting opportunities, the horses physical shape, the weather forcast etc. In 2018, the itinéray will take us from north Gironde, through Charentes Maritimes, Charentes, Deux Sèvres and may be as far as Loire Atlantique and Morbihan in Brittany. You will discover the vyinyeards (Bordeaux, Blaye, Cognac etc), the convoy will meander through the rural roads passing by small villagesin the inland countryside.
We made our dream come true and are willing to share it with you!
Let’s seed happiness along the way and in people’s minds.The gypsy wagon pace will open up spirits and allow for reconnection to the essential. Be part of the sharing circle, circus and children shows in the villages where we will step. Join us for soothing and relaxing holidays, slow and reinvigorating bohemian experience.span>
We will accompany you and will help you pause your lifestyle for a while, questioning our habits and ways. When stopping in villages for a few days, the wagons will be the décor and a great excuse to invite artists, musicians or craftsmen to join us.
Wither we will organize a show, play a documentary or invite the local children, you are free to join us as much as to ride your bikes in the countryside, walk to the local market or just slowdown reading a book next to the wagons.
Children as much as adults will discover a colourful universe we will enlighten you with our happy spontaneous and joyful ways. Together, let’s live a truly out of the ordinary experience, alongside the true welcoming French countryside villagers far from the clichés, diving in an authentic rural simplicity, a voluntarily simple nomadic lifestyle. Find your essential in you, discover your life source!
Moving the camp is an important logistical opération, it is incuded for week rentals with a minimum of 2 steps. When not possible, we will propose a one hour tour with the 100 yo english carriage instead.
LIVING IN A HORSE DRAWN CARAVAN
This unusual lifestyle combines a rudimentary beauty with liberating poetic form.As much as teepees, yurts or tinyhouses, the aim is to get closer to mother nature, live with the essential, the essence, nature itself.We live a nomadic life, paced by the horses. This frees us from the neverending speedy lifestyle we us to have. At 3 miles an hours, there is plenty of time to think and concentrate on what is important and dear to us.
The Seahorse wagon is more than a simple guest caravan, it’s a time capsule, a moment out of time, a way to remember how things were and how they could be again. With us, your holidays will have a taste of reconnection, a live-togetherness. You will be surprised to rediscover the simple things in everyday moments. The sun beams, the fly of a bird, the voice of the fox, the children laughing will resonate like so many souvenirs you will take away with you.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
- Book online
- We confirm your reservation and contact you to match your stay with your desires.
- A few days prior to your arrival, you check where we are stationed.
- Contact us to have a precise location if needed.
- Join us by car, train, bus, bike, walking or riding your horse!
- If necessary, we can send a cab to pic you up. (included in the one-week-reservations)
- For the first day, we take a little time to meet and check on your wishes for your stay. You are welcome with the basic notions of living a nomadic life as a convoy and present you to our horses.
- We share the days between quite moments, resting, moving with the horses, participating with th eartistic activities, circus show, children story telling etc if wanted. You plan your activities with our council and help.
- At the end of your stay, a cab can take you back to your arrival point or nearest transport.
WHAT IS PROVIDED
According to our ecological opinions, the lodging is minimalistic and comfortable. The kitchen or sanitary essentials are functional and sufficient. Every aspect is a question of weight! The horse is pulling, not you 😉
The tiny horse wagon is equiped for a family of 2 adults and 2 children max.
1 small double adult bed 2x60x190 (47 in × 75 in)
1 small double children bed 2x60x140 (47 in × 55 in)
1 kitchen corner equiped with two gaz burners
1 sanitary corner with water dispenser and a basin
1 composting toilet
1 chest bench with table and tripod
1 4 person cooking ware
1 set of cutlery, mug, plate per person
1 solar shower with curtain
2 LED rechargeable head lamps
1 solar panel and battery for charging USB devices or 12V supplies
1 4m bell tent can be fitted on demand for larger groups