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Michael Ostaski’s “The Rose” House Truck is For Sale!


Artist Michael Ostaski built this house truck in the 70s — long before the #skoolie or tiny house craze took off. He lived in it for 18 years, but is now ready to sell it to a new owner. While the vehicle drives, it’s not up for cross-country travel any longer.

That said, it would be a great for anyone with some land to use as a home or vacation property. It has a couple of lofts, lots of living space and a great kitchen. Check it out.

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Vintage House Truck – Handbuilt! – For Sale

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His house truck has 26 skylights!

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Here’s the cozy living space, with a bed beyond it.

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Images via Michael Ostaski

Love that pebble wall behind the wood stove.

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Here’s a side sketch of the interior of the bus.

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A little collage of how it started!

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Images via Michael Ostaski

At one point, he had it painted blue.

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Now it has a lovely cabin color

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Images via Michael Ostaski

Michael Ostaski’s The Rose For Sale Bus Home

Images via Michael Ostaski

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OK well this is a very famous house truck for sure it has been featured in 3 books and several TV shows. That said, I’m the builder (Michael Ostaski) and lived in her for 18 years on the road from S.California to Canada in the 70’s 80’s. I live in New Mexico and now thinking of selling her, PLEASE NOTE it runs and drives BUT is really not road worthy these days, it is slow and heavy BUT it is an awesome tiny home to put on land very cozy etc. I will post all the amenities for anyone who would be interested. I’m asking $65 K and this will have to be hauled on a lowboy to your location. Let’s say you have some land and you get this on the property then you can move it around with ease but it is just not good for the fast moving freeways.

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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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  • Victoria Banaszak
    March 12, 2022, 11:50 pm

    I love this! It is so homey and comfy looking. With the bed the way it is It reminds me of a vardo. Only bigger.

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