This is “The Manor” built for Gemma and Darryl by HouseBox, a handcrafted horsebox-conversion builder in England.
We asked House-Box to convert our 1989 Layland DAF Roadrunner in to a liveable space for us to use as our touring home while we travel with our circus. House-Box took our ideas and created a beautiful home far beyond our expectations. Their use of natural light and design has made a relatively small space into a fully functioning home with plenty of storage and all the comforts a home should have. They fitted fantastic electrics and plumbing including 3 large solar panels and a gas heating pump for hot water. I would recommend the company for any type of conversion. Beautiful craftsmanship with plenty of vision and thought put into each design. We love our home x Gemma and Darryl x
And yes, there’s even a bathroom! Watch the video tour to get all the details and find the builder’s contact information below.
This is Steve’s house truck, a horsebox conversion called the “Kaya Box” that features a distinctly Rastafarian-themed interior.
Steve shared his ideas with Dean, owner of HouseBox in England, who made them into reality! For those who don’t know, horseboxes are used to transport horses, but this one has been transformed into a beautiful, handcrafted home. Way to reuse! There’s black, red and yellow tiling in the kitchen and bathroom along with red, yellow and green trimwork on the exterior that would make Bob Marley proud.
Take a video tour (inside starts around minute 11) and read Steve’s testimonial on the last page. Enjoy!
This is Vincent the House Truck by HouseBox in Southwest England.
It was built for a customer, Imogen, who shared a testimony on the HouseBox website:
I love my truck conversion – there’s so much attention to detail & it’s really tailor made, from the snake tank for my corn snake to the fox door-knocker. I was consulted throughout the whole process & really enjoyed being able to pick out the exact look i wanted, from the hinges to the brass kitchen sink. I’ve never loved living anywhere as much as my House-Box & have had so many compliments on it – a security man at Glastonbury Festival called it the prettiest truck he’d ever seen!
It really is a beautiful build! You can take a video tour to get all the details about the inside and find the builder’s contact information on the last page.
Last week we showed you Helga, a gorgeous handcrafted horsebox conversion by HouseBox.
Today we bring you House-Box One, the very first house truck built as a home for Dean and Hannah, who have kept converting these trucks for others wanting to live tiny through their business, HouseBox. The name “HouseBox” is just a clever spin on the UK English term for a horse transportation vehicle: “horsebox.” But now instead of moving equines, it’s housing humans!
Take a video tour of the home and get more information about HouseBox below.
This is Helga, an absolutely amazing horsebox renovation done for a client by House Box in South-West England.
Helga is an off-grid tiny home with some absolutely stunning woodwork and handcrafted features. If you don’t like natural, rustic wood-edges, you won’t like her, but I was amazed at how cozy the inside of this housetruck feels. It has a fully-functional kitchen, great lounging space and a loft bedroom with plenty of headroom.
Indie Projects did a complete video tour of the house which you can enjoy below (Subscribe to their YouTube channel here)! Get contact information for House Box after the pictures.
Ok, bear with me. I know this isn’t a tiny home, but this castle does qualifies as a small home, and as castles go, a tiny castle. Plus it’s just too quaint not to feature!
Molly’s Lodge, and the nearby “outbuildling,” were for sale together in Little Wolford, England last week (it looks like it’s sold now). The castle portion is about 782 sq. ft. if I’m reading the floor plan correctly. It features a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and full bath, as well as a spiral staircase to the tower bedroom. Fit for a princess 🙂 The nearby building has 1,145 sq. ft., so we will ignore it and just admire this quaint castle in the English countryside.
The castle was designed by Edward Blore, who actually completed John Nash’s design of Buckingham Palace. So he really knows what he’s doing when it comes to castle-design!
You’ll hate me when you see the price, but again — it’s a castle! — A girl can dream, right?
This 105 sq. ft. English Shepherd Hut Wagon Cabin is a guest post by Victoria Schon – share yours!
My name is Victoria and I discovered the English shepherd hut by way of a beautiful article written in the September 2013 issue of The English Home Magazine. I was immediately drawn to the beautiful photos of a little hut on cast iron wheels sitting peacefully in the beautiful and expansive English countryside of windblown summer grasses and wild flowers.
Inside, the hut was charming and inviting, decorated with fabrics of soft warm reds and ivory. The small space was filled with books, pillows, fresh cut flowers, a bed and a desk. This quaint tiny space felt cozy, quiet and rejuvenating. As I pictured myself there, I felt relaxed and inspired. At once I fell in love with the romantic notion that these little huts had restorative powers and I wanted to experience this for myself. I then filed away the article from which to draw inspiration in the future should the need arise, and moved on with my day.
Then something quite unexpected happened a year later. In the summer of 2014, I was driving my dog to the groomer. While stopped in traffic I glanced over to the side of the road to discover sinking into the ground, an old Wyoming sheep herder wagon at a farm market that looked as though it had been there for years! I had driven by that corner for the past 15 years and never even noticed it! I was instantly struck with inspiration and I envisioned myself building an English shepherd hut to match the one I had seen the year before in the magazine article.
As an interior designer, I could also put to use my experience in custom home construction and project management. This little project was going to utilize my complete skill set, experience and creative talents, and it was going to be so much fun! I could not wait to get started!
Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!