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Retired British Couple’s Snowplow Turned Overlander


Phil and Lynn are a charming English couple who retired and decided it was time to travel. Their overlanding rig was built off of an old military vehicle — so old that it doesn’t have any computer parts controlling the engine, making it easy for just about any mechanic to repair.

Phil built the entire house part of the rig from the bottom-up, carefully designing a home that met all their needs with nothing extra! They’ve traveled in Europe and most of the US and Canada, and are now slowly making their way to Mexico. What an awesome build.

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Exploring Europe and North America in This Amazing Rig

They have a comfortable home with a queen bed and two couches.

They built the smallest rig they could that would still fit everything they needed.

So far they have no regrets!

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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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  • vee
    January 10, 2023, 3:47 pm

    What a nice way to live! What great adventures lay ahead in this super nice tiny home. It’s great that they seemed to fit everything they need inside — love the interior — cheery and modern and all useful. How about that gas stove? Also the shower, tiles, fridge and more……..notice no TV’s. bet this couple are too busy enjoying their marvellous travels and views so don’t need the distraction. Good for them — enviable way to live at this stage of their lives!!

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 11, 2023, 7:04 pm

    Absolutely cool!! 😎

  • A mcelroy
    January 11, 2023, 9:25 pm

    We met them last fall on the CA coast. What great people and an awesome build.

  • Paul
    November 3, 2023, 4:11 am

    Yes… but… what about petrol (gas to Americans) costs. Either they’ve got money to burn, or they don’t move very often methinks.

    But, all in all, a very nice way to live…

    • James D.
      November 3, 2023, 9:42 am

      Yes, this would cost a lot in fuel but as long as they can remain off-grid and stay mostly on BLM land (free) then they can compensate a bit by avoiding most of the other normal costs of nomadic living, like needing to rent a RV parking spot every time they stopped and stayed somewhere for a period.

      While everything has trade offs and people who do this usually put a high premium on the freedom and lifestyle it affords them, making the drawbacks worth it to them. Mind, this type of vehicle can usually go where most other types of RV’s can’t, with a few exceptions, as well as being more durable, and can also be considered safer against wildlife and other potential threats while traveling…

      Truck and bus size vehicles can also be easier to provide proper insulation, etc. versus smaller vehicles. So may be able to handle more extreme environments than most regular RV’s. Along with higher max payload capacity to be able to store more fuel and supplies for longer trips, albeit it’ll be a fuel hog but range doesn’t have to be that short and it is a workhorse of a vehicle.

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