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Unfolding Box Truck Goes from Stealthy to 350 sq. ft. Motorhome


Mario wanted a way to travel stealthily but still have room to spread out when he found a campervan-friendly spot. So he designed it himself! Altogether, he spent about $40k (in Euros) on his unfolding box truck, doing some work himself and then hiring some freelancers to finish the job.

He used the best features and materials for his solar setup, heating/cooling systems, and water system to make sure the process of living on the road was as nice as possible. While you can fully use the campervan when it’s closed up, the front, back and side open up to create extra rooms! Tell us what you think.

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His $40K High Tech Box Truck Tiny Home

Unfolding Box Truck Goes from Stealthy to 350 sq. ft. Campervan

Images via Mario Karkalis

Here you can see the unfolding process.

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Images via Mario Karkalis

The bedroom opens up to the outdoors.

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Images via Mario Karkalis

And there’s the back room behind the kitchen.

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Images via Mario Karkalis

The box truck expands to 350 square feet of space once fully expanded.

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Images via Mario Karkalis

On the roof, there are plenty of solar panels to power everything inside and go off-grid.

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Images via Mario Karkalis

VIDEO: Stealthy Box Truck converts to a 350 sq. ft. tiny house camper on wheels

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Liz
    August 3, 2022, 11:30 am

    It doesn’t take 15-plus minutes to explain your tiny home. In some of the videos people talk WAY too much. I don’t even bother with watching these long videos because you already know someone is looking for their 15 minutes of fame and just will not shut up. Grrr!!

    • Eric
      August 6, 2022, 12:39 am

      Concur totally.

  • Ann
    August 3, 2022, 2:43 pm

    Nice build, but WAY too much standing in front of it talking and not enough showing the inside. I hoped to see the entire bathroom and what was done with the extra room at the end, as well as where the furniture was arranged when the walls from the side were closed up. I like the spaciousness, though. I also liked the cabinets. Typical European style, had those in Spain years ago and could move them around however I wanted.

  • Alison
    August 3, 2022, 4:40 pm

    I would like to see more video of them expanding it to its full size, and shrinking it down again. Curious how well it is waterproofed. It’s a great idea, and makes for a big living space. I want to see the bathroom. The structure doesn’t look aerodynamic at all, and I wonder how it affects the gas/petrol usage.

  • Donna Rae
    August 5, 2022, 12:51 pm

    Well done! Very clever and the added space is definitely a bonus but I agree with a few of the questions others have had. I’m not strong enough to do all of that work but it would be fabulous for someone stronger. One of the best parts is the kitchen. Plenty of cabinets and counters, for sure! I didn’t watch the video…they are generally too long so I like photographs better…so I don’t know about the size of the fridge or if there is an oven, but it has more room than some tinies I have seen that only have a little sink and 1-1/2′ of counter on each side with no cooktop or oven. Those are useless. Probably would not serve my own purposes but kudos for creativity!

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