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The Moving House Tiny Motorhome

This is The Moving House.

It’s a custom converted tiny motorhome using a 2011 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 313.

You can actually see how they built most of it right here on their blog.

When you go inside, you’ll notice it has a cozy space feels a lot more like home when you compare it to most motorhomes.

According to This Moving House, they can build a van for you. It takes them about 13 weeks to complete.

Related: Van Turned into Beautiful Stealth Sprinter Motorhome

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  • David December 16, 2016, 4:01 pm

    Sorry, this isn’t a home, this is a beautiful camper. Showing 6 times the same view isn’t making it a home either. If it had a bathroom I’d love it as a camper.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 19, 2016, 11:33 am

      Many people wouldn’t classify a Tiny House on Wheels as a home either. I think it’s wise to be cautious about labelling things “not home” if someone, in fact, wants and can live in them. It hurts the whole movement! — Tiny House Talk Team

      • Mal Smith December 30, 2016, 5:44 pm

        Nice motorhome/camper/weekend van,call it what you will. No loo or shower? Would be very hard to live in this. And believe me, I’ve tried living in a van like this!

  • Michelle December 16, 2016, 5:06 pm

    I love this. I have often fantasized about living in one of these with my kiddos!!! The toilet and bathing would be an issue. I’d get a longer one and add a bathroom at the back. I would also probably lose the back bed and make more storage for clothes and gear. It’s really nicely done tho!!!

  • Keith G December 16, 2016, 6:23 pm

    I don’t think we need to blur the lines this much. It’s not a house. It’s a small motorhome. Or camper. I suppose they would call it a “3 bedroom home?”

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 19, 2016, 11:28 am

      Not trying to blur lines — Although many people associate “tiny homes” with THOWs, our definition of tiny home is simply a dwelling smaller than 400 sq. ft. — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Melissa December 16, 2016, 9:22 pm

    I would own one of these beauties in a hot minute! Too bad they are in UK.?

  • Carol Perry December 16, 2016, 11:31 pm

    Wow! I think they did an awesome job! I really like it! It’s too bad they don’t have room for a bathroom. I like how they have the two bedrooms fixed up! Nice job!?

  • jm December 17, 2016, 5:23 pm

    Yes, a motorhome for sure. Are we to be flooded with these?

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 19, 2016, 10:55 am

      We post a variety of housing for the extremely varied audience we have 🙂 THOWs for couples looking for a first home, motorhomes for single folk wanting to travel, 600 sq. ft. places on foundations with no lofts for older people — you’ll get it all! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Susanne December 17, 2016, 5:49 pm

    If someone had to travel constantly for work or for fun this is perfect! Also even though it’s not a house, certainly beats
    Being homeless!

  • Eric December 18, 2016, 1:42 am

    The problem with these vehicles is that living in them, unless you are very, very short, means you are going to be stooping all the time where you should be standing. That would get very old, incredibly quick.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 19, 2016, 10:47 am

      Unless, you are short … like me 😉 — Tiny House Talk Team

      • jm December 19, 2016, 4:20 pm

        This van has had a raised floor installed further lessening the headspace. I know some people even live in cars–but I don’t think this was meant to be a long term home. Besides, just how short are you?

    • Eric January 18, 2017, 4:33 am

      Well when I said very, very short I was meaning sort of like my wife who is 4′ 11 1/2″ tall.

      But even she would have an issue with the height of one of these. Not everybody (most people?) would be amenable to stooping all the time in a motorhome. Heck, for me the twisting and turning in a conventional caravan is bad enough, especially in and out of a typical caravan’s family dining table with bench seats either side.

  • kevin December 19, 2016, 8:31 am

    I think I would lose the bed in the back and use that space for a bathroom and storage. I’d also most likely lose two of the seats personally I think they take up too much needed room. it’s a cute lil camper van.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie December 19, 2016, 10:14 am

      All good ideas for customizing it to your needs 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Annette December 20, 2016, 12:18 pm

    What a lovely adaptation. Suddenly I can think of several trips I really need to take. I just love seeing projects where beautiful design has been so thoughtfully integrated with function.

  • Dug December 30, 2016, 5:19 pm

    Ok guys simmer down
    It’s Christmas for goodness sake, and it’s built in the UK (an almost first for here, many more to come from these shores I trust 🙂 )
    It’s most certainly a Motor Caravan actually as Bourne out by its DVLA (motor beauro registration DMV I think you call it)
    Having designed and built a few in my time 🙂 mostly based on the ever popular VW Transporters (Eurovans to the US) my last one an early VW T4 (circa 1990) a swb, tin top, as this was prior to steel high tops and LWB models being produced anyway a company in the UK called Autosleeper custom made a lwb high top version for the camper market called a “Trophy” it had a fibreglass HT grafted on and a fibreglass complete shower & Toilet on the back protruding about 2 ft or so further than the original swb would have, and in fact taking it to the length of the later 92/93 model LWB models but it allowed for a nifty complete shower room on one side and full flushing toilet on the other on a walk through basis allowing 4 seated and belted persons on board and walk through from cab to toilet (a very handy addition with my ex let me tell you how has such a weak bladder but anyway moving on >>>> as I am disabled it meant I had access to the toilet always and was able to getup out of bed to make a cup of tea through the night also as it had a full galley kitchen with house quality/size white goods but having two single beds worked well for us in truth and is a design not favoured by builders who seem to favour r/r beds that block everything up when down also restricts early morning breakfasts etc etc so no it’s a superb plan but if it were me I would loose the top bunk going breadth ways and bring the double forwards and have an L shaped kitchen that would allow space right at the rear for a toilet one side and shower at the other easy peasy making it a spectacular vehicle for two plus one oh and loose 1 X front (rear) seat

  • Dug December 30, 2016, 5:24 pm

    Oh I forgot also just at the door opening I would install a small wood burner of the type found on boats to keep it always toasty warm

  • Bigfoot December 30, 2016, 6:19 pm

    This is a nice build. Would I do it differently ? Absolutely, I think most everybody would just because there are so many options to roll with & we all have various wants, needs, & desires. I believe they built this van to suit their needs & desires & they did a great job! Obviously a bathroom was unimportant to them & they decided to utilize the space in a different manner. They also wanted to have travel capacity for 4 people (seats). Pretty cool & unique bed layout. I don’t ever recall seeing one like it so 2 thumbs up for the creativity.
    My daily driver is a 2015 Nissan NV200 van. I’m going to start a conversion on it shortly after the new year. Not much space to work with so it will be a challenge.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 2, 2017, 10:02 am

      Love this comment, Bigfoot! It’s good to remember everyone needs something different. You can take great ideas and leave the bad ones behind 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • ZACHARY E. MOHRMANN December 30, 2016, 6:41 pm

    Way to tiny for long term living and there is no bath, which makes it even more less appealing…..!

    • Eric January 18, 2017, 4:40 am

      Ah, but Zachary, they are surfers. So it suits them and the ocean would be their bathtub I would think.

  • Gabriella December 31, 2016, 5:40 am

    Tiny Functional! Tiny Cozy!

  • russell December 31, 2016, 6:34 am

    So if it had a port a potty then could it be call a TH? I would like to know. I have two TH that have no built in bathroom. 4 of my TH are under 9 feet long , 6.6 feet wide do these count as TH or am I just kidding my self? What these people did to this van took time and they care how it look to others. It is their home and they have the right to live how they want to live. I think they did a good job on it. I try to build my TH s out of what ever I find. Plywood or even a fiberglass sheets can be made into a TH.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie January 2, 2017, 9:54 am

      I mean, I think by adding a composting toilet you could call it that. I try to never discount tiny houses because I think people should build homes that work for them! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Nancy December 31, 2016, 10:19 am

    VERY nice!! I like everything about it. They DO have bathrooms & Showers in campgrounds too!!!

  • jm January 1, 2017, 9:07 am

    One day we will all be in tiny houses…called coffins. No bathroom…
    I like dug’s one sentence–whatever it was. Or why someone would have tea in the middle of the night with a weak bladder. Such mysteries…
    Anything can be a house, tiny house, ugly house, cheap house, expensive house, modify it any way you want. What does a label matter? No one is contesting anyone’s right to live as they please. It is what this is all about. And every comment is nothing more than just an opinion.

    • Dug January 1, 2017, 9:40 am

      I should just point out nobody said I had a weak bladder ? I often can’t skeep due to extreme pain thus a cup of tea settles me helps to dissolve pain killers and get me back to sleep hence why it’s important that I can access the kitchen without waking the other half ! That said I’m now single again and am currently designing a unit for just Moi and this will be a total custom vehicle to suit me and only me, possibly with added ability to accommodate my much now needed wheelchair and other disability needs all built into a far smaller Connect or Caddy sized vehicle – Watch this space along with a container home if I can ever obtain suitable land on which to do so as Scotland/UK is very hard to achieve this sadly but I won’t give up trying regardless

    • russell January 1, 2017, 9:48 am

      When I was building mine the “city” and “cops” came by to talk to me day. I change it to look like a homemade enclosed trailer. No ton of windows, nothing that makes it look like a TH. The AC unit is stuck in the windbreaker on the front. With the doors closed you do not see it. I have travel with my smaller day runner TH. Fishing trips and Cops came by to make sure I was not drinking or making a mess of the grounds . Bless your heart. Happy New Year.

  • jm January 1, 2017, 5:23 pm

    Plenty of cheap land in the states if you don’t need a job. And out in the sticks you can have a tiny house built for you real cheap–or have a pre-fab delivered. If an area where property taxes are calculated on your home’s worth–then I would have all kinds of paperwork showing how little it cost! Whatever it took to establish that low valuation from the beginning. With an efficient house your utility costs will be low. Food is about the same everywhere. The five-thousand pound gorilla that is now up in the air is health care cost(s). Many seniors have to work crappy jobs just to have coverage. Now THAT’S a sin!
    But maybe it’s time for all states to designate some free living land areas. No taxes, no restrictions, no harassment. Why not? They build refugee camps in other countries and provide them with food and health care.

  • Dug January 2, 2017, 10:02 am

    If anyone should come accross any leasable serviced land that could be a certainty please let me know Scotland main and the many islands or land not suitable for conventional building on.
    If you find any such piece please contact me ASAP pls 🙂

  • Diana January 14, 2017, 3:26 pm

    REALLY smartly designed kitchen, storage and sleeping areas. They’ve even put in a good sink! Whoever designed this is clearly talented enough to be able to reconfigure things to included bathroom facilities over where the two back seats & table are now.

  • Kees Spruit January 16, 2017, 2:41 pm

    Put a hook on it and tow your toilet and bathroom. Perefect tiny house.

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