This is Jay Craig’s U-Haul box truck to off-grid tiny house conversion. It’s a submission that’s part of the 2020 Simple Solar Homesteading Off-Grid Design Contest, where you can win several prizes just for sharing your design and/or build!
So this is a 17-ft. U-Haul that is being turned into a completely custom off-grid tiny house with a bathroom and everything. The vehicle was purchased for $5,000 and an additional $10,000 was spent on materials. It’s been two years of laboring away on it on the side. Take a look and learn more below! And submit your design to the contest right here.
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U-Haul Box Truck Turned Off-Grid Tiny House
Once a U Haul, now a tiny home!
The full size bed is cozy, and is actually part of a bump-out in the design to create more space.
The kitchen is right across from the bed, with another bump-out nearby.
The bathroom is 3’x8′ with a door, on-demand hot water, and a full shower.
There’s also a composting toilet that’s custom-built so no need to spend $900+ on a Nature’s Head toilet.
And yes, the bathroom has a door you can completely shut. Something you sometimes don’t even get in a brand-new Class B motorhome that costs over $90,000.
Jay used mostly salvaged materials to build out most of this tiny house, including a locker from an old bowling alley, and the solid mahogany front door with glass.
This is the floor plan so you can get a better idea of where everything is and how all of the space in this truck is being used.
- 17′ Uhaul box truck
- Rain collection system
- Solar panels
- Built for $15,000 total ($5,000 for vehicle and $10,000 in other materials)
- Systems area
- Deck with grill
Our big thanks to LaMar for sharing!🙏
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