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This is Jay Craig’s U-Haul box truck to off-grid tiny house conversion. It’s a submission that’s part of the 2020 Simple Solar Homesteading Off-Grid Design Contest, where you can win several prizes just for sharing your design and/or build!

So this is a 17-ft. U-Haul that is being turned into a completely custom off-grid tiny house with a bathroom and everything. The vehicle was purchased for $5,000 and an additional $10,000 was spent on materials. It’s been two years of laboring away on it on the side. Take a look and learn more below! And submit your design to the contest right here.

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U-Haul Box Truck Turned Off-Grid Tiny House

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Marc & Jen (and their cat, Starla) from Box Truck Tessa are an adventurous couple who decided to sell their home, downsize their stuff, and try something new.

They wanted to re-design their lives according to what was most important to them: skiing, hiking, traveling, making music, and being self-employed. So they decided that a box truck would be the best way to accomplish that.

Marc & Jen’s Box Truck Tiny House

Box Truck Tessa – Camper Conversion 1

Image © Exploring Alternatives

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This is the story of a divorced, retired police officer named Glen who converted a van into a Lord of the Rings-inspired tiny home. It turns out that Glen is a very skilled and talented carpenter, as you’ll soon see.

He named the van Radagat, which is the name of a brown wizard from the Hobbit. Inside, the van features a king bed, kitchen, bathroom, wood fireplace, and one of the most incredible interiors in a van you’ll ever see. What do you think of it? Pretty incredible, isn’t it? It’s also pretty stealthy from the outside in that it looks like kind of like an ordinary work truck.

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Glen’s Box Truck Conversion Inspired by Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit

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This is the story of Nate and his box truck tiny house conversion. Originally, he bought the 1989 Ford E350 for $9,250. The best part is that it only had 33K miles on it. Turns out, it wasn’t really being driven very much, it was being used as a mostly stationary bunkhouse/cabin in Auburn.

So Nate proceeded to gut it so he could start a new build from scratch. Now it’s completely customized and features redwood inside, a lift kit, 4-wheel drive conversion, a DIY composting toilet, and much more. There’s a lot we can learn from Nate below so please enjoy and let us know what you learned from his story and his box truck tiny house conversion in the comments. Thanks.

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He Bought A Used Box Truck And Turned It Into His DIY 4×4 Motorhome

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This is The Concert Car Box Truck that was built as a stage on wheels by Carpenter Owl.

It’s a mobile performance venue that can seat up to 20 people out of Bloomington, Indiana. What do you think? Will you be performing?😀

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The Concert Car Box Truck by Carpenter Owl

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Images © TheConcertCar/Instagram

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In this post our friend Deek shows you how to install the simplest and most affordable heater for your tiny house.

In this case, it’s an Envi Wall Heater. As Deek will tell you in the video below, these are great because they’re thin, you can paint them to match your wall, and they doesn’t use that much power!

So if you want, go ahead and watch as Deek installs the unit in a friend’s box truck conversion tiny house! Enjoy!

Installing a Slim Wall Heater in a Box Truck Tiny House with Deek!

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