When you’re doing a build on a budget, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are amazing resources, as Courtney and Sawyer will tell you. They relied heavily on deals for reclaimed materials that created their awesome box truck home.
This adorable couple wanted to get into vanlife as soon as they were done with college and had saved up enough money to get started on a build. They were used to tiny spaces from their college days, so the transition has gone smoothly. What do you think of Elfie?
Candice and Simon had tried out vanlife in Australia pre-pandemic, but when COVID sent them back to their home countries (Canada and the UK, respectively), Candice started looking for a bigger vehicle that could serve as a future home for the couple.
A family friend sold Candice the step up truck which she spent 8 months renovating solo before Simon could get back to Canada to help her finish. Now she does lashes and make-up design on-the-go, and Simon tackles his 3D design work from their high-tech indoor setup. Enjoy the tour below!
Vaughn, like so many others, was ready to stop wasting money on LA rent month after month. He took the plunge and bought a box truck which he has made into a fantastic home — and he dreams of someday building his own shipping container house.
Inside his big green machine you’ll find a spacious shower with a dry flush toilet, and what he considers the quickest bed set-up in a vehicle ever — his Murphy bed which flips down in under 3 seconds.
Vaughn says he wants to be an inspiration to other men of color that they, too, can enjoy the travel/van/truck lifestyle. Enjoy his video tour below!
Meet Bronte: Last summer she was working 6 jobs to pay for an apartment that she was rarely at because she worked so much! That’s when she had the idea to hit the road. She looked into vans and buses, but when she found this old electrician box truck for sale, she knew it was the perfect home for her and her cats.
She renovated the box truck herself, even tackling some electrical wiring! Because of the pandemic, she was able to find remote work, so she can support herself, travel, and enjoy her home on wheels.
Rhett traveled the US on his motorcycle for a couple of years before meeting Ashley. He lived with just three backpacks of stuff he could fit on his ride! With Ashley came two adorable dogs, so they upgraded to this amazing box truck which they transformed into a home on a budget.
Ashley calls Rhett a “tinkerer,” saying he loves to see what he can do with the fewest materials possible. You see that clearly in their minimalist build, which includes a stand-up desk on a pulley system and a bed that folds down with some Rhett engineering. The whole home uses recycled materials to make a perfect space for the couple and their dogs.
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There definitely aren’t many projects like this out there so it’s one of the most creative although it does remind me of this amazing transforming castle house truck we featured a few months back. And best of all, this project isn’t even finished yet, so it’s only going to get better and better. But for now, you can take a look at what it’s like while it’s still in the works. And stay tuned as we’ll definitely update you as soon as it’s finished. For now please enjoy and re-share below. Thank you!
In the video tour and interview below you’ll get to not only see their entire tiny home but you’ll also get a peek into what it’s like to live simply in a custom built house truck.
When this video was made they’d been living in it for about six months while traveling on the road. Would you ever live tiny in a house truck? Let us know in the comments. And either way please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!
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