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Building His Wheelchair-Friendly Box Truck Home


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Ben was a construction worker who loved to ski when an accident on the slopes left him wheelchair-bound. It took many years of physical therapy and new perspectives on life to urge him into van life. He chose a box truck and spent 18 months converting it himself for about $50,000.

His van meets all of his needs, with a bathroom, a kitchen with accessibility countertops, an elevator bed, and a super high-tech chair. Enjoy his inspiring story below!

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The extra width of the box truck allows for plenty of room to rotate his wheelchair.

A roll-out desk acts as his chopping board.

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Highlights:

  • He ended up in a wheelchair after a skiing accident
  • Living life in a house kept him isolated from what he really loved — the outdoors!
  • He has an all-terrain electric wheelchair to allow him to explore
  • He wanted a stealthy box truck, but the inside is decked out!
  • There’s an adjustable elevator bed and room to move in his wheelchair
  • He gets in through the drop-down ramp

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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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  • Marsha Cowan
    August 11, 2023, 10:12 am

    Wow! What an amazing attitude and gift for life. You are quite the inspiration. Your van is wonderfully outfitted especially the sleeping and seating and electronic controls. You’ve thought of everything and built it beautifully. I love all the stainless steel in the kitchen and the checker board pattern under the bed. It’s just a really clever build, and I’m glad you have such a sweet companion to share the adventures. Safe travels.

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