House Trucks from the Early 1970s

Rolling homes go back almost as far as rolling vehicles and the modern era of motor driven cars is not an exception.  If you have followed this blog at all you may have seen some great contraptions, especially from the 1920s and 30s.  The counter-culture of the 1960s lead to a generation of rolling home … Continue reading House Trucks from the Early 1970s

An Engineering Marvel; Tiny House Truck

That transforms into a modernist castle. As usual, Lloyd Kahn always finds the good stuff to post when it comes to unique Shelter.  The Tiny House Truck is built on an old flatbed and is a true marvel of engineering as it "pops" out into a faux castle.  An appropriate home I suppose for these … Continue reading An Engineering Marvel; Tiny House Truck

Jay Nelson’s Constructs

In searching for home-built campers, there were very few images on the web just a few years ago.  Jay Nelson came up a few times over the years due to his ingenious building of structures onto existing vehicles, compact car, scooter, boat, and now a truck. It's my kind of work.  Low budget, simple, and … Continue reading Jay Nelson’s Constructs

Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

I received an advance copy of Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter when I went to my post office box today.  I have been thumbing through it all all evening, looking at the photos and pondering the meaning of Shelter. Maybe the tides of change are subtle in the beginning.  But I never thought I would be … Continue reading Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

The best laid plans …

Everything has to begin with a plan, whether its in your head or on paper depends on the complexity and steps required.  While going through some old notebooks from the last few years I came across some early sketches of the vardo in progress. I know it's not a great sketch and didn't scan particularly … Continue reading The best laid plans …

House Trucks Again

My appreciation for house trucks has grown immensely over the years.  It's not easy building a structure that is both light, strong, and wind-resistant.  Caravans, house trucks, and RVs have to undergo the rigors of hurricane weather every time they hit the road and still be light enough to be pulled.  If you are willing … Continue reading House Trucks Again