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Retirement in their 73-Foot 18-Wheeler Not-So-Tiny Home

Clayton and Theresa had a long-time dream of traveling once they hit retirement. It took nearly 6 years to build out their dream rig, which is an 18-wheeler-turned-not-so-tiny home! This luxury conversion cost somewhere between $200-$250K, but for this couple, it was worth every penny.

This nomadic set-up has space for a jet-ski, motorcycle, and an electric bike, as well as a movie theater room, full kitchen, and separate shower and toilet rooms. There’s an entire second floor you can reach with a spiral staircase that houses their bed and living room. Amazing.

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Their 73-Ft-Long Rig w/ 5000 Watts of Solar

The roof raises up a whole foot when in place!

They have a kitchen with 2 induction cooktops

Their bedroom and living room on the second floor.

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  • Retirement dream realized: Clayton and Theresa’s long-time dream of traveling in retirement has come true.
  • 73-foot 18-wheeler conversion: Their not-so-tiny home is a stunning transformation of an 18-wheeler.
  • Luxury on the road: The rig boasts a movie theater room, full kitchen, separate shower and toilet rooms, and a second-floor living space.
  • Adventure-ready: The rig accommodates a jet-ski, motorcycle, and electric bike for endless exploration.
  • Sustainable living: Equipped with a 5000-watt solar system, Clayton and Theresa prioritize renewable energy sources.
  • Freedom and flexibility: Their nomadic lifestyle allows them to embrace the thrill of the open road and discover new horizons.
  • Inspiration for alternative living: Their story encourages others to consider unconventional ways of enjoying retirement.
  • Incredible attention to detail: Every aspect of the rig has been carefully designed to maximize comfort and convenience.
  • Breathtaking views from above: The spiral staircase leads to a cozy living space and bedroom with elevated vantage points.
  • Endless possibilities: Retirement becomes a gateway to unlimited adventures and unforgettable experiences on the road.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Liz
    May 31, 2023, 4:39 pm

    The couple is cute looking. This must be an extra heavy haul with the excess of furniture aboard meant for a conventional home. Is that a wood heater in their lounge area? If so it looks way too big for the room whereas a mini wood burner would do. I’m not impressed due to how messy and crowded the home is.

    • James D.
      May 31, 2023, 11:26 pm

      “Is that a wood heater in their lounge area? If so it looks way too big for the room whereas a mini wood burner would do.”

      No, that actually depends on the design. A wood heater that functions as a furnace, for example, has adjustable output and may even be possible to be controlled by a thermostat. Heat can also be channeled to the rest of the home by various means. There are wood heaters that don’t even have to be inside the house.

      In this case that’s a pellet stove and so functions like a furnace…

  • KH
    July 11, 2023, 7:02 pm

    I am impressed. I love the two story. You guys are prepared for anything that may happen on the road. Enjoy your road trip.

  • merryl lee
    August 12, 2023, 10:01 am

    WOW this is very nice. they had me at the full-size refrigerator. Love full size appliances in tiny houses.

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