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The Fat Pony Hideaway: an Off-Grid Cabin on Wheels

This off-grid cabin on wheels, The Fat Pony Hideaway is a 1983 Mercedes 608D box truck cabin located in Devon, UK. With the capacity to sleep up to four people, the box truck tiny home accommodates 2 adults and 2 children over the age of 8, ensuring that the entire family can revel in the charm of this unconventional vacation.

The ingenious design of the box truck reveals a hidden treasure – a king-size bed that gracefully drops down from the ceiling, offering a cozy haven for the adults. It’s a touch of luxury amid simplicity, providing comfort and tranquility against the picturesque backdrop of Devon, UK.

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Off-Grid Cabin on Wheels Vacation in Devon, UK

The 10 cubic meters of living space within the van may seem modest, but every inch is thoughtfully utilized to provide you with both comfort and convenience.

Relax in the wood-fired hot tub under a starry sky or cozy up in front of the log fire watching a film on the big screen.

The rustic kitchen allows you to cook up your favorite meals at your home away from home.

For the little adventurers in your family, there are 2 bunk beds designed with their comfort and safety in mind.

These snug spaces become their private retreats, fostering a sense of excitement and wonder as they settle in for the night.

Whether you’re sharing stories, enjoying a film, or simply relishing the solitude, the van becomes your private sanctuary, enveloping you in the warmth of its unique charm.

Picture a vacation that breaks free from the conventional norms, where your accommodation is not a traditional hotel or resort but a meticulously converted 1983 Mercedes 608D box truck.

This vacation is not just about the destination; it’s about savoring the journey, one that encourages you to slow down, appreciate the small luxuries, and relish in the beauty of a life less hurried.

From cozy villages to stunning coastlines, Devon is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. Or spend the day relaxing.

So, if you’ve ever dreamt of a vacation that seamlessly blends adventure, luxury, and a connection with nature, the off-grid van conversion in Devon awaits, promising a unique escape from the ordinary.

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  • Sleeps Up to 4 People:
    • Accommodates 2 adults and 2 children over 8 years old.
  • Innovative Sleeping Arrangements:
    • 1 king-size bed that elegantly drops down from the ceiling.
    • 2 bunk beds designed for the kids’ comfort and safety.
  • Thoughtful Amenities:
    • Solar panels on the roof for eco-friendly and sustainable energy.
    • Water sourced from a nearby stream, filtered for purity.
    • Wood-fired hot tub for a touch of luxury in the heart of nature.
    • Log fire and big screen for cozy nights in.
  • Convenient Inclusions:
    • Linen and towels provided for a hassle-free stay.
  • Flexible Off-Grid Living:
    • Immerse yourself in the tranquil landscapes of Devon or explore charming villages and stunning coastlines.
    • Embrace the slower pace of life offered by van living.
  • Family-Friendly Experience:
    • Perfect for family adventures, creating lasting memories for both adults and children.
  • Blend of Simplicity and Luxury:
    • A unique van life experience where simplicity meets luxury, offering a truly memorable off-grid vacation.

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Andrea is a contributor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the Tiny House Newsletter! She has a passion for sharing tiny and small house stories and introducing you to new people, ideas, and homes.
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  • Marsha Cowan
    February 4, 2024, 1:13 pm

    I live this so much! Absolutely lovely and cozy.

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