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.
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.
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.
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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