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The Griswald 24-Foot Treehouse Motorhome With Cockpit-Outhouse


This is the story of The Griswald. It’s a 24-foot treehouse motorhome by Yogi’s Fine Woodworks.

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The Griswald 24-Foot Rolling Home by Yogi’s Fine Woodworks (Look-Out For the Wheel-Barrel-Kitchen-Sink!)

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The van cab has essentially been turned into an outhouse accessed by a sealed insulated door under the loft.

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The passenger seat has been removed and replaced with a whimsical composting toilet. All the components can be disassembled for easy cleanup.

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The Griswald is new construction built upon a solid foundation. The ‘77 Ford Camper Special has a rebuilt 400 big block engine that purrs like a tiger. New tires.

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The spray foam insulated arched and domed architecture combined with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and ZIP system sheathing, makes for high thermal efficiency and the strongest possible form.

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Nothing like a custom dutch door!

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Wow, look at the lighting in here.

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Classic hot tub by a custom fireplace.

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Why not enjoy it?

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What about me?

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The kitchen and backsplash.

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Please notice the wheel barrel kitchen sink!

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A closer look at it…

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Getting cozy in the living room.

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It can comfortably accommodate a family of five with a full-size mattress in the loft, a comfy futon, and the stowaway hammock.

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With plenty of storage it could make a wonderful tiny home as well. It is not designed to be traveling all about as an RV.

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Justin Pepin is Yogi’s Fine Woodworks. A native to Maine, Justin’s inspiration comes from his many travels, including thru hiking the Appalachian Trail (Yogi is his trail name).

He has two bachelors of fine arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with 20 years of professional finish carpentry, furniture making, and building experience.

He lovingly scrutinizes every detail of his work, his art.

According to the link below, The Griswald is still for sale, for $45,000. It’s located in Marshall, NC which is 30 minutes north of Asheville. If you’re interested click below for Justin’s contact information. Thanks!

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  1. https://thegriswaldglamper.wixsite.com/griswald
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  • Avatar Bill Burgess
    July 30, 2019, 4:11 pm

    Very creative and reuse samples. Definitely a single Gnome’s hide out but a bit cramped for two I would think. That roof shingling is exciting. Are those hand cut asphalt shingles? This is the exact roof look I want for three of my design so I am stealing it for their books.

  • Avatar Marcia
    August 3, 2019, 12:16 pm

    OK…I am a bit confused, I will admit. Under the loft, where people sleep, is a composting toilet? In the “kitchen” is a stove, fridge, sink, a convertible couch/futon and a steel tub, with a curtain, and a sink with a wheelbarrow design? How does one get to the loft (I am 5’2″). With Bill on this one: perfect for a gnome and his faithful companion, but too rustic for me to live in. I love the outside, too adorable and Yogi for words, but you have to be a special and dedicated camper for this. Best of luck and Happy Trails.

    • Avatar James D.
      August 8, 2019, 1:01 am

      The composting toilet is in the front driver cab area.. So it essentially has its own room and that tiny door next to the front door is how you access it… A more recent addition, not shown, is an AC unit he mounted right above the driver side seat in the cab area as well… So, like it says in the article, it’s not meant to be driven around like an RV…

      For the loft, looks like you just climb the corner bench… There’s a corner step right above the bench that you can step onto to lift yourself the final distance into the loft, which isn’t actually that high as you can see from the second photo that the top of the front door is higher than the loft.

      While you only need to enjoy off-grid living for this as it has all the basic comforts… So this would be more like living in a cabin than camping…

  • Avatar Eric
    August 5, 2020, 8:32 pm

    wheel barrel kitchen sink!

    Methinks wheel “barrow” LOL

  • Avatar Joanne Keith
    August 10, 2020, 3:07 pm

    Fantastic!

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