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Housetruck that looks like a Tiny House

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Last year I interviewed Rob Scott who builds these wonderful housetrucks that look just like tiny houses.

If you haven’t had a chance to read the interview click here for that article.

He recently finished yet another tiny house on a truck and he gave me the go to share it with you.

One thing is for sure, Rob’s housetrucks sure beat living in a pickup truck.

Enjoy the photos of the housetruck below then share your favorite part about it in the comments.

As you can see this one is already equipped with a porch, plenty of windows, and a large sleeping loft.

Rob Scott’s Beautiful Tiny Housetrucks

Rob Scott's Studio Housetruck Tiny Houses (1)

Built-in porch is in the rear of the structure along with the front door. In the photo above you can see the deck with wide open french doors. I love it..

Rob Scott's Studio Housetruck Tiny Houses (2)

Stained glass has been used throughout the entire truck which makes it even more amazing. Rob’s workmanship is incredible.

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Also, see Rob Scott’s Photostream on Flickr for more photos of his projects.

Two other housetrucks that resemble tiny homes:

There are so many creative ways to build your own little house. How do you dream of designing and building yours?

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  • LaMar
    December 29, 2012, 7:48 pm

    I am trying hard to not be too critical (I really am) but the design looks very top heavy and ready to tip over and would require a very large truck that would get extremely bad gas mileage if the house were to be moved.

    The house itself looks nice and good wood work on the interior. If this unit is not meant to be moved and has some steel hurricane ties to prevent it from tipping then it could work.


    • December 30, 2012, 3:13 pm

      Probably no more than a large overhead camper as the Cornbinder has a notoriously heavy duty frame. To me the front roof overhang is an issue as going down the road will be a problem at hwy speeds. There is a container conversion with slides that would be an ideal system to use as well in this field. The deck with the sliders can be as simple as receiver hitch type slots, or even fold up for transport like Tiny Texas Houses ships their finished units.

    • February 27, 2013, 2:10 am

      The house truck just passed the 110 km/h wind test with flying colours. I’m not sure how it goes at 210 km/h winds…

    • Don Cooley
      December 26, 2020, 10:12 pm

      Yeah, I don’t believe I would want one, Although this truck tiny house idea is at least better than the tiny houses built on those tandem trailers,?, They are also way to high for the light trailer they build them on,?, They look like they would be blown over when a simi speed by, Or out in Kansas where it’s flat and strong winds, Thank You

  • January 3, 2013, 7:13 am

    These truck houses are not built for the road. I use the trucks as a base for the houses as they are cheaper, portable and charming (to my mind anyway). Yes the mileage is bad, the trucks are past their commercial working life but they are much cheaper to take with you than getting a crane in to pick up a fixed dwelling if you ever move or want to sell them. I also love to drive mine to our dam for a few days and drive it back up to the house. I face the windows to the sun in winter and away in summer, or park it under some large trees for shade. The trucks can take a 5 ton payload so the 2 ton of room is very light on top. I’m not in a hurricane area so I don’t build for it. I have never sought a building permit for these as they are neither motor home or fixed dwelling, I am not fond of dealing with “authorities”. And sure they are definitely not for everyone, but there has never been a visitor to our place who hasn’t wanted to sleep in them. All the best, Rob

    • Steve Martin
      February 17, 2014, 1:05 pm

      They are great idea and i love the way could move this around your property as needed!! M y brother has property in Northern Ontario and wanted a little place near a stream on the property so him and his Grandson could have a sleep out. Thank you for the Great Idea!!!

    • JD Tew
      February 23, 2014, 7:49 am

      I like the idea of the corrugated metal exterior; looks great and fits in with the concept. I wonder about the way it performs in conditions of more extreme heat or cold. Would it be better in ‘ondurra’ – a flexible asphalt/fiberglass corrugated matrix ? Ondurra isa bit easier to work, won’t rust, but it is not as rigid or endurable as metal.

    • Lauren
      April 14, 2014, 6:33 pm

      i think you did a fine job Rob…Im looking to build my own tiny home in the near future just as soon as I decide where I’d like to live. NJ is just too crowded and expensive for any real land. I plan on taking a tiny house build course and see how inexpensive I can build it for. Ive seen women create their own treasure troves for under $15K. I’d also like to know where I can learn to use solar panels and on demand water systems…

      thanks for the ideas. they are beautiful

    • John Mauldin
      May 26, 2014, 3:30 pm

      Thanks, so much, for the elaboration. It is helpful!

  • Greg Di Leonardo
    January 27, 2014, 3:53 pm

    I enjoy your newsletter. I have been toying with an idea for a homebuilt Van camper/house for some time and I am getting a lot of information and ideas. Maybe it’s only a dream but it sure is a wonderful one and enjoy the fact that there are others that dream like I do and can even put their dreams into reality. Thanks so very much for your newsletter and keep up the good work. Being disabled and 66 my energy and finances are low but your newsletter keep my dream alive and who knows one day it may even come to fruition. Sincerely Greg

    • Alex Pino
      January 28, 2014, 8:43 am

      Thank you so much Greg. Best, Alex

    • John Mauldin
      May 26, 2014, 3:28 pm

      I am 68 and still have fire in my eyes and plans to build a tiny home. My F350 long bed will make a great underpinning for something like this. I am collecting parts from the materials section of Craigslist and hope to start on my project soon. Keep the faith!

      • Joe3
        May 28, 2014, 2:16 am

        John….68? LOL, me too – and that’s not old, I to have the fire & plans. I’m starting with a 1978 Chevy C6500, and looking forward to building my Housetruck. If you blog your build, please send me an email, I’d love to follow your progress eojiflots@yahoo. Good luck during your build….Joe3

    • johnie
      September 18, 2014, 5:15 pm

      I can be of some assistance with water systems and solar systems. All self taught and common sence stuff. If you havent already gotten help give me an email.

  • boxdin
    January 31, 2014, 10:39 pm

    I began building van interiors in 1973 and now play w Chinook RVs and other small RVs from the 90s. I like the term “house trucks” !
    I can’t help but wonder about the weight of some of these, but like the earlier post said they aren’t made to move frequently, only on occasion.
    Beautiful Art for sure.

  • Bill from Boomhower, Texas
    March 1, 2014, 8:18 pm

    I just wish I had the truck. I have a 9k stakebed w/hydromatic dumper, and a BT-6 Cummins with a 9 speed that would work great in that, and you don’t see International cabs that clean. You should’ve taken more shots of the truck.

  • March 17, 2014, 6:29 pm

    I really love the rustic look. The stained glass windows are stunning and really add to the charm. I am not to sure why there are two entries as the one at the back could have been utilized for more inside living space, perhaps a long window could have been placed here instead of a door. Then under the window a lovely bench seat wide enough to act as a day bed for visitors or just a place to relax. I love the door but just feel the veranda is wasted seeing as there is already a large door on the side and veranda. I would have liked to see inside and viewed the lay out. Otherwise I like it, it may not be all modern but I like the idea of using something that otherwise would be stuck in the corner of someones yard to rust away.

  • rob
    March 18, 2014, 8:09 am

    Hi Kerri,
    thanks for your comments.
    The Truck has two doors as the big deck is more of a railway platform that does not more with the truck. One would use the back deck door if moving around away from the platform and the double doors to open the room right up as it’s in a tropical climate.
    Cheers Rob.

    • Alex
      March 19, 2014, 12:58 pm

      Thanks as always for the updates Rob! Cheers, Alex

  • Glema
    May 12, 2014, 4:33 pm

    Wouldn’t it be nice Michele if they made tiny escalators for tiny house lofts? Maybe some of these engineers could think up how to do that? Find some escalator plans and shrink them? hehehe God bless you dear I can relate.

  • Jessica
    May 26, 2014, 12:39 pm

    I like the idea of being able to move it when and where I want to, but the cost of car insurance doesn’t justify this unless I’m traveling.

  • May 26, 2014, 7:13 pm

    It is obvious to me the truck is just the base for the project. If you neded to move yo may be able to do so if the truck was still road worthy but it is not intended for travel. This is an awesome idea as trailers are not cheap and you may be able to “pick up” (there is a pun in there somewhere) a truck for less and have more flexibility to design your “tiny” home. Food for thought. Have a look at my web site to see a tiny houseboat concept!

  • Charles
    July 9, 2014, 10:51 pm

    Your giving them fancy “RV’s” a run for the money, however being an Okie I would add a lightning rod…just a thought. Looks like a great home on wheels !

  • Ariane
    August 12, 2014, 6:11 pm

    What kind of wood stove is that?

  • Dougie
    October 9, 2014, 6:51 am

    Just felt I MUST comment to defend ALL the home builders of the amazing vehicles, homes or houses we see, get ideas from, and from which new ideas are born? How many honestly have seen an idea either here or on other group similar to this one? (although unless someone is copying the format and more importantly the content of this tremendous source of relevant info I am not sure how, where or indeed why any other similarity set up page would
    get there information from in the first place) and ended up either retaining a link to “the idea” or detailed instruction on how to which is often the case nowadays with the likes of “Utube” being utilised for such purposes, however that aside, I don’t know about you BUT! I am getting sick, fed up , reading damn well derogatory remarks, completely ignorant, irrelevant, remarks and worse still unhelpful pointers which are doing nothing but put down the original builders? WHY? To make a anon user feel better, more useful or supposedly having more knowledge than again the person that built the structure to begin with! Surely that can’t be? How can an user truly believe they know more about anyone’s build than that builder himself? who if anything like myself and many others I know who has after all sat for hour after hour, weekend after weekend researching, drawing up plans, checking all his/her information/resources for accuracy before beginning on whichever route they have chosen, now whether in their plans they choose a composting toilet right next to the kitchen and in turn bedroom is surely a matter for them and them alone to justify to themselves! as is I trust a whole (many, many pages of very similar complaints throughout this resource alone) and shouldn’t be an in for a whole raft of frankly very off putting literally irrelevant points in the main that the builder finds him/herself having to defend themselves from, WHY? Because it was their home, their money that paid to build it, them that shall be living in it and lastly their property to use as they see fit!! All in All its a shocking way to treat any builder whether a novice or a well experienced one equally, so please give a thought to the hardworking builders out there that are freely submitting their builds NOT for the few familiar faces to tear apart, to discredit and too make out they are not possibly as well built as another or has a window in a wrong place? A door possibly 1/2 ” out blah, blah, blah as I say the potential list is almost endless, and shows a massive disrespect for our fellow builders “All for One & One for All” as they say !!!!
    (Btw – in case your wondering I have designed, built and restored many caravans, motor homes and trailers and have also built, managed and designed the UKs second largest VW custom van camper and motor home community and still do (although it’s currently up for sale

    • Alex
      October 9, 2014, 9:23 am

      Thanks Dougie!

      • Tiffany
        April 17, 2016, 7:44 pm

        I meant to comment and it went to report comment on that. I’m so sorry. I was in agreeance.

  • Brian
    November 6, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Soooo Australian visually and so well thought out. Love the concept. Thanks for sharing another from Aus.

  • Glen
    November 7, 2014, 12:55 am

    Old truck = cheap and mobile foundation. Re-cycled and repurposed materials in lovely surroundings what is there not to love.

  • Jennifer
    February 8, 2015, 7:04 pm

    I an grateful for finding this site and it’s because of these homes I’m inspired to build my own. Beautiful work.

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