Shepherd’s Huts and House-Trucks and tiny homes. The history of Gypsy Wagons Australia. Harry first made a Shepard’s hut in the 1990’s and we have made many transportable small homes and caravans since then. Wagon living began with Circus and travelling showmen’s wagons, and the heyday of wagon-living for the British Romani was from the mid 1800’s-1930’s. These wagons were the epitome of small/tiny home design.