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Pro Snowboarder Turns Old $5,000 Fire Truck into His Rolling Tiny House


This is the story of Austin Smith and his 1953 GMC Fire Truck Tiny House.

He’s a pro snowboarder who turned the fire truck into a house truck! His brother originally got on eBay for $5,000 but wasn’t doing anything with it.

So naturally, this is what happened. Enjoy!

Pro Snowboarder Turns An Old GMC Fire Truck That His Brother Got On Ebay Into his Awesome Tiny Rolling Home (With a Motor!)

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Images via Kirsten Dirksen/YouTube

VIDEO: Pro snowboarder’s ’50s fire truck as mobile tiny home

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • Sheila Plourde November 15, 2018, 6:38 pm

    This is very cool. For being a bachelor and a snowboarder he seems to be on top of the world. The Japan video made me dizzy. Straight down. He did pretty good building it. It works and that is all that a person wants. Clever guest bed. Love how he said he had it made 2″ lol! Enjoyed this video.

    • Alex November 16, 2018, 1:53 pm

      Thanks, Sheila, glad you enjoyed it too. I think it’s perfect for him. The worst part is that he has to fill up gas every 25 miles (I don’t think he was exaggerating either)… Yikes! I wouldn’t move it very often 😀

  • Carolyn Vick November 15, 2018, 6:42 pm

    Pretty nice but would hate to shovel snow off the roof.

    • Ed November 15, 2018, 7:15 pm

      Carolyn, He’s a Snow Boarder, A Pro One, He lives for that stuff!!! I bet He’d be disappointed If he didn’t have to go up there every week or so!!!
      😉
      Ed

      • Alex November 16, 2018, 1:51 pm

        Haha, true!

  • Alex November 16, 2018, 1:55 pm

    My favorite thing about this tiny house is how he made it for himself and for his passion… Snowboarding!

    If you built a tiny house, how could it serve you in your purpose or passion?

    Notice, too, how he even sets himself up to be in a place where he is naturally encouraged (by his environment) to do his one thing (snowboarding).

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