Whether it’s mobility, versatility, or just giving up on the dream of living in a great big castle, tiny houses usually mean making sacrifices. But one family — Justin, Jola, and their son Piko — refused to let their tiny house cramp their castle dreams. The family of three turned an old truck into a transforming tiny house/castle to fulfil all of their dreams at once.” – Business Insider
Wayne and Anita are a wonderful couple who have chosen simplicity over complexity, and freedom over debt and stress. Over six months ago, they made the decision to downsize their life and live permanently on the road in their wonderful tiny house truck.” – Living Big In A Tiny House
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All design, fabrication, assembly, carpentry and cabinet work, except as noted in the acknowledgements below, were performed by The Federal Motorhome Company, under the direction of CEO John M. Driscoll. My wife and partner, Valerie, accepted the responsibility for esthetic considerations, such as colors, fabric, and furniture. Her choices helped transform this vehicle into a home. The project has been a great journey over the past 42 years. We have traveled about 40,000 miles through 20 states and Canada and the time we have spent living and raising our family in it probably adds up to a year.” – The Federal Motorhome Company
My mission is to: produce and sell “green”, small, delightful, affordable, portable living spaces. I also call them green grannies or environmental granny flats and build them with natural materials instead of the aluminum and foam sandwich panel containers that currently exist.” – Rob at Studio Trucks
The Morisons exhibited their self-sufficient wooden house-truck, customized from a decommissioned fire engine and containing, next to a stove and pot plants, a library of apocalypse-themed fiction. Tales of Space and Time, as it was called, embodied a jauntily over-optimistic attitude to surviving the end of the world, simultaneously mocking the ‘art will save us all’ attitude of some contemporary civic reformists. Art won’t save Folkestone. I hope something does though – something real, something solid.” – Jonathan Griffin
Here’s a great house truck commissioned by The Creative Foundation for Tales of Time and Space and built by Roger Beck. It’s based on a former army Bedford Green Goddess fire truck. Roger Back is a well known house truck builder in the US and author of Some Turtles Have Nice Shells.
It’s always nice to have a blast from the past for gaining perspective. A reader of Tiny House Blog passed this onto Kent the other day reminding us that tiny houses are not really a new idea at all. Well I guess reading Walden again will tell you that too… in any event these house trucks are really great to see and read about.