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Off-Grid Housetruck by Horsebox Renovation

This is Helga, an absolutely amazing horsebox renovation done for a client by House Box in South-West England.

Helga is an off-grid tiny home with some absolutely stunning woodwork and handcrafted features. If you don’t like natural, rustic wood-edges, you won’t like her, but I was amazed at how cozy the inside of this house truck feels. It has a fully functional kitchen, great lounging space, and a loft bedroom with plenty of headroom.

Indie Projects did a complete video tour of the house which you can enjoy below (Subscribe to their YouTube channel here)! Get the contact information for House Box after the pictures.

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Helga: An Amazing Horsebox Renovation

Stepping into the kitchen with stunning woodwork.

Helga: An Amazing Horsebox Renovation

The light blue contrasts with the natural wood so well.

Helga: An Amazing Horsebox Renovation

The Dutch-style front door is a masterpiece.

Helga: An Amazing Horsebox Renovation

There’s even decent headroom in the bedroom loft.

Related: Stay in a House Truck: the Lovestruck in Rye, Sussex

Video: Off-Grid Horsebox Tiny House Tour!

Love this housetruck? Want one? Contact House Box here!

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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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  • Tom Osterdock
    May 7, 2017, 1:28 pm

    Very nice but if you live in a horse stall, does that mean you have to be seen by a horse doctor? I’m not to partial to hay either.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 8, 2017, 5:00 am

      🙂 Just reusing and recycling!

  • May 7, 2017, 3:05 pm

    Very nice interior woodwork

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 8, 2017, 5:00 am

      It was my favorite 🙂

      • Eric
        May 10, 2017, 5:16 am

        Gads, I thought the interior woodwork ranked up there with the worst that I have seen in a tiny home.

        Difrn’t strokes fer difrn’t folks I guess.

  • HikerBob
    May 8, 2017, 11:54 am

    This is just phenomenal. The warmth of the wood and styling is of another world, happy place like Hobbitville. Kudos to the artisans who restored this unit. Thanks for sharing this inspiring creation.
    HikerBob in El Paso

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 9, 2017, 7:38 am

      I’m so glad you liked it 🙂

  • iris
    May 8, 2017, 1:01 pm

    I love the small drawer addition. I think this is the first x I have seen this. I also liked the round ?cupboard/table? I was thinking that I could do the same with steps and use part of it for storage instead of the block idea. Quite an imagination. Thanks for sharing

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 9, 2017, 7:36 am

      That’s a great plan!

  • Derek
    May 8, 2017, 2:08 pm

    “There’s even decent headroom in the bedroom loft.”

    I’d like to see a similar photo after they install a mattress!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 9, 2017, 7:32 am

      I didn’t even think of that! Good point, Derek!

  • david
    May 8, 2017, 4:53 pm

    I was going to write what I saw Derek already wrote. Indeed. There’s no headroom at all in the ^bed^ room loft once you added… a bed! LOL
    But my key issue is that I find these “antique wood” looks nothing but horrible to live in. And before some freak complains I should keep any criticism to myself, no, because I should not keep all my praise to myself either. So what! I am saying, the inside 0f this “absolutely amazing horsebox renovation” gives me nightmares, but the Mercedes truck is nice. 🙂

  • Kathy
    May 8, 2017, 6:18 pm

    Just wondering about the weight, as I transport my trailer from park to park (I host at CA State Parks) I always worry about how much my Rig weights. Some Tiny Homes are great looking but when you have to tow it, then you have to find a truck big enough to tow it. I have been hosting for 12 years and most parks the max time there is 6 months.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 9, 2017, 7:28 am

      Weight is definitely a concern! In this case, the vehicle comes with the trailer, but in other cases you do need to weight the tiny and make sure you have a large enough truck.

  • Danielle DiLisio
    May 8, 2017, 9:55 pm

    Wonderful creativity! Your tiny house should be suited to yoh and no one else. How else will you truly feel at home? Everyone has different styles and needs / wants. I enjoy looking at their great use of materials & art!

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 9, 2017, 7:24 am

      I totally agree, Danielle!

  • Nanny M
    May 10, 2017, 8:08 am

    Beautiful, magical, rustic, manly, natural. This guy is loving his life of self expression. Nice bathroom, bedroom and lights in the cupboards! Unique.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 10, 2017, 8:54 am

      I really liked those lights. Great touch!

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 4, 2021, 4:31 pm

    Oh, I have always loved this build. It is like stepping back into the 19th century countryside of the British Isles. Everything about it is so unique. Just beautiful. . .

    • Natalie C. McKee
      May 6, 2021, 9:44 am

      Totally agree!

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