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Johnny recently upgraded to a detachable truck camping bed to enhance his adventure sports travels. A couple of years prior, he hopped on the nomadic life train by building out a shuttle bus conversion to pursue adventure sports. And while that setup worked, he decided the bus-plus-car was too long, and he wanted something he could get around with more easily.

That led him to a truckbed camper that he could remove from his flatbed truck when he wanted to get around! This model comes with a bump out that gives his dogs more space to move around the home. So far, he’s loving the upgrade!

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Upgrading from Shuttle Bus to Detachable Truck Camping Bed!

His Awesome Truckbed RV for Adventure Sport Travel

Images via Tiny Home Tours

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Long before Jay Shafer built his first iconic tiny house in 1997, there were the famous housetrucks of the 1970s. These were popular in the United States, but also in New Zealand! When James came across one, he had to have it — even if it no longer ran.

Because the truck is stationary, he and his partner Lucy have created a lovely outdoor area to extend their living space. It includes a shower attached to the truck, a separate glass “bathhouse” with a large bathtub that waters plants, and a patio area around a wood stove where they can entertain. Enjoy a tour of this unique piece of history below!

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Vintage New Zealand Housetruck Given New Life

Original Tiny House on Wheels & Glass Bathhouse

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Man, talk about a heart-wrenching and inspiring story! Andrew Muse left home after high school and hit the road. Eventually he saved up for a truck and truck camper which he and his dog, Booter, used to travel the country and live in all kinds of amazing places.

But on a trip home, he got in a horrible car crash that totaled his home, destroyed all his belongings, and sadly, killed his dog.

Somehow, despite having lost everything, Andrew got back on his feet and spent nearly two years building the most incredible truck home! He took his time to make sure this next rig was the best yet. Now he, his girlfriend, and their dog Kicker travel and enjoy all kinds of adventure sports, which he documents on his YouTube channel here.

You’ll love the video tour from Jenna at Tiny House Giant Journey which you can watch at the end of the post.

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Andrew’s Adventure Truck Build

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When I think about tiny houses I sometimes feel like it’s something new, but you and I know it isn’t.

Here’s another interesting way that people have figured out as a way to live simply in a world where building codes and laws have set limits on how small we’re allowed to build.

Tiny houses built on old trucks and buses. How would you make your own (if you wanted to)?

One of my good friends who lives in California sent me this picture just the other day and I knew you’d enjoy it.

Truck or Bus House in the Woods

It’s got a complete upstairs area and it even looks like it has a permanent slide out.

The roof addition is interesting which keeps it better protected from the elements.

I think this is neat (and I wonder if it runs) but if I did it it would be something more stealthy so that you could easily travel and park in places without attracting attention. Needless to say this is a great example of how you can bring old things back to life.

What would you do with a spare school bus and a few thousand dollars to remodel it? Tell us in the comments.