Rob Scott dropped by our blog a few days ago and left a comment with a link. My jaw dropped when I clicked through and saw his truck studios made out of recycled materials.
I know you guys will love his work– It’s really one of a kind. The first thing I thought was: these are tiny houses built right into classic trucks! Before you leave, share your favorite thing about these trucks in the comments.
When you look at the beauty inside and out they’re in a class of their own. For sure the most beautiful truck houses I’ve seen.
Prepare to be amazed. I’m looking forward to seeing what Rob does next. I’ll leave you all with a few words from the builder himself.
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Alex: So what inspired you to build these? Can you share some more of your story?
Rob: I always liked cubby houses and small spaces, more intimate and cozy.
So I wanted to bring the delight back into building and hated seeing those horrible prefab toxic boxes being used for granny flats in Australia.
They had aluminium sandwich panel walls, fluorescent lights, vinyl floor, aluminium windows, chip board kitchens and so on….
So I decided to make a non toxic romantic granny flat with as much natural timber and recycled material as possible.
As I was investigating portable bases, I found the costs were too high and that I could buy old trucks for half the price.
This way I could have my base and a way to move them all in one. And, they are more romantic to my eye. The first I built was on an old truck we already had sitting on our farm unused for many years.
When it was finished my daughter begged me to let her have it for a bedroom…..I relented….I’m building my fourth now and plan to start a trailer version very soon with a kitchen bathroom and loft for sleeping.
All our guests love them and some times I just go and sit in them as they are so lovely to be in…
I’m not sure what to do with them all. I have sold one and cried when the couple said they would take it, yes I get attached to them (truck 2 in the pics ).
Maybe there is a rental market? Or we need to start our own bed and breakfast. Anyway I’m looking forward to building more and better versions.
Yesterday I took a trip to go visit Dan Louche, meet his mom, his awesome family and their beautiful tiny house.
I want to send over a big thank you to all of them for making us feel like we were family, feeding us, laughing with us and showing us every nook and cranny in their home along with the stories behind it.
A special message to Rick: thank you for showing me how to cut grass the silent way (and achieve ripped abs while I’m at it)
This morning I was able to get an interview with Jay Shafer of Tumbleweed Houses for you guys.
I think you’ll discover a few things about him that you weren’t aware of before.
Forgive me for the low quality as it was my first time recording my own interview using Skype and Camtasia and I couldn’t figure out how to make my own face bigger (but that’s okay because you want to see/hear Jay, not me, haha).
But I know you’ll enjoy the interview regardless of quality. I had to split it into two parts because of Youtube’s 10 minute rule.
Be sure to watch part two because he’ll tell you about Tumbleweed’s latest upcoming designs which are really interesting and completely different than anything he has ever done.
When you’re done watching do me a favor and leave your thoughts in the comments. I want to hear what you think about his new tiny houses (which he’ll be revealing pictures of soon).
As always I’d appreciate you helping me spread the word by using the Facebook Like and Retweet buttons. Enjoy…
To make Tiny House Talk better and more of a helpful/interesting resource, I’m planning video interviews with those who have built their own tiny houses or have gone through the struggles of getting rid of their stuff and moving into any form of a smaller, less normal space.
If this is you, and you’re excited about what you’ve done, let’s get together for a quick video chat so we can inspire others.
So since I didn’t have many updates for you guys this week, I’ll be giving you links to what else has been going on in the crazy world of tiny houses (plus my usual video):
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