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Suzuki Samurai ‘Jeep’ w/ a Rooftop Tiny House

This is a Suzuki Samurai ‘Jeep’ w/ a rooftop tiny house!

I suppose it’s sort of like a teardrop camper, only it’s built right onto the roof of the car.

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Dually Suzuki Samurai ‘Jeep’ with a Rooftop Tiny House/Shed?!

Suzuki Samurai Jeep Spotted with a Rooftop Tiny House or Shed

via Facebook

It looks like they even modified the rear suspension of the vehicle to help it better support the additional weight.

Do you see that?

They added additional tires to it kind of like how you see in some heavy-duty pickup trucks.

It’s a dually Suzuki Samurai

Suzuki Samurai Modified into a Dually

This rooftop shed really is sort of like having a teardrop camper mounted on the roof of your vehicle, isn’t it?

It is nice how it has a sturdy ladder built-in to get up and down from.

I suppose a more practical alternative to this idea would be to install one of those rooftop tents for vehicles, don’t you think?

Like one of these…

Tepui Ayer Baja Mesh Canopy – Rooftop Tents for Cars

Image via Tepui/Amazon

Your thoughts?

Would you ever use a rooftop tent in your car? Have you done it already? How was it?

Would you ever dare to build a microstructure on the roof of a vehicle, like in this Suzuki?

Please tell us your thoughts in the comments! Thanks!

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  • Karen Blackburn
    March 27, 2019, 1:59 pm

    Great idea if you attend lots of festivals or shows. Always found that cost of accommodation are into earnings meaning profits often became losses. A tiny sleeping area like this still leaves plenty of room in the vehicle for carrying stock or whatever and would mean you can sleep onsite. Could also be a good idea for safaris or camping trips where sites for tents etc are few and far between. No worry about setting up a tent, can put a primas on the ground and make a fast meal or billy of tea before turning in or setting off for the next day. Very practical in certain circumstances.

    • Alex
      March 28, 2019, 3:59 pm

      It is a neat idea for festivals but still seems like it would be too dangerous to drive long distances. I suppose if you set it up after you get to the festival. Maybe it can be unassembled.

  • Steve in Micco
    March 27, 2019, 5:53 pm

    Just wondering how desperate I’d have to be for this to look like a viable option Looks very unstable up there.

  • Mikey B
    March 27, 2019, 6:26 pm

    Big No! Slightest winds not to mention high winds will push this thing over, especially if there is a slope to the roadway.

  • Heather HJ
    March 27, 2019, 8:41 pm

    Dude, No. This looks redic! This cant be legal. If your going to DIY it, put it on a trailer or in a pickup bed. I drive a real Jeep & I’d love a roof top Jeep tent or custom Jeep camper that matches the rig. This monstrosity is an eye sore. Put that little shed on a trailer & tow it. Also take Jeep out of the title of this. A Samurai is not a Jeep! False advertisement & only slightly offensive to all Jeepers.

    • Alex
      March 28, 2019, 4:02 pm

      This post isn’t intended to be taken very seriously, it’s just for fun. But I completely understand where you’re coming from!

  • Sheila
    March 27, 2019, 8:57 pm

    To much in front of windshield,driving hazard .
    I would think. Perhaps reverse so steps where at back and maybe fold able.
    Otherwise WHY NOT?

  • Liana Kastina
    March 28, 2019, 2:17 pm

    The Suzuki Samurai ia already notorious for being very dangerous due to being extremely susceptible to ROLLOVER accidents even at moderate speeds. I love the look but I wouldn’t want to drive the thing faster than 10 mph.

    • Alex
      March 28, 2019, 3:57 pm

      Me too. I may take it to 25 max. Definitely very slow turns. Lol.

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