Tena lives and works out of her BleakHausTruk, an art & recording studio constructed with hand tools & 99% recycled/repurposed materials found mostly for free on the street or in the trash in San Francisco!
She has about 100 square feet in her 14-foot-long 1997 Isuzu FRR 14 foot that she’s put more than 8,000 miles on traveling around America. The space is completely off-grid, with solar electricity, gravity fed sink & stainless steel bath tub, propane stove top & wood burning stove and compost toilet.
“. I never knew I could feel such peace in a roommateless creative space to call my own. Sadie, my sweet pit mix, was also found on the streets & was similarly suffering from PTSD, so we have been healing happily together,” Tena wrote us.
She spent $13,000 on the truck purchase, conversion and engine maintenance since 2015. How amazing! Check out the photo tour of her bus below.
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Tena’s Housetruck and Recording Studio
When her house is closed, she has some cool graffiti on the back
Here’s the view of the inside of the truck.
Here’s her kitchen and the stainless steel tub in the corner.
Here’s her art desk area.
Here’s her sound and recording equipment
She has some really cool lighting in here! And a skylight.
Love the stained glass on this skylight.
This skylight has a cool twig wreath around it.
A very organized towel set-up!
Here’s her tiny kitchen with gravity-fed sink.
Her red piano is awesome!
She’s made this a happy home for herself since 2015.
The trunk under the piano is awesome, too.
Such clever clothing storage!
So many cute details here.
Love the look behind the garage door.
Little window boxes make this place look like home.
House at night.
- Solid state PA system
- Acoustic panel
- Internal solar lighting
- A loft bed
- Several electronic music gadgets & effects pedals
- A cello
- An oboe & a bright red upright piano
- Small garden boxes outside
- Cuckoo clock doorbell
- Lots of extra storage both inside & out
- Gravity-fed sink
- Stainless steel tub
- Solar powered
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Our big thanks to Tena for sharing! 🙏
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