Our House That Sits On A Truck

Many tiny house lovers are big fans of housetrucks so I’m excited to share this beauty with you. Back in 2010 Alex and Hannah of New Zealand set out to build a home for themselves with a 1985 Hino truck as the foundation.

Over the course of more than a year they slowly but surely turned the truck into their current home. The project started out with stripping the truck down to the basics and then they built a steel frame to serve as the shape of the home. They then broke the entire build down into mini bite-sized projects and tackled each and went down the list. Much of the wood was milled for them by local milling companies.

Alex and Hannah’s housetruck just after they purchased it and before they began work on making it their new home.

Their housetruck is now parked in quiet spot in Nelson, New Zealand and tucked up against a meandering stream.

New Zealand seems to be the hotspot for housetrucks and Alex and Hannah’s housetruck ranks right up there with the most beautiful I have seen.

If you’d like to see more photos and learn more about the build, you can do so by clicking here.

Thanks Alex for sharing!

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8 Comments → “Our House That Sits On A Truck”

  1. Georgia

    Nov 10, 2012

    Astonishingly beautiful! I love the slide-outs. I wonder how tall it is and if something that tall would be road legal in the US?


    • Sharon

      Nov 12, 2012

      I was wondering the same thing….what is the height?


      • Eric

        Nov 13, 2012

        In the US as long as its not over 13’6″ tall and 8’6″ wide and 40′ long your good.


  2. Paul Jenkins

    Nov 10, 2012



  3. Corri

    Nov 10, 2012

    that IS beautiful.


  4. Alex

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hiya all. Glad you like the hino house. Question on height. It’s 4.15 metres high. The max height legal in nz is 4.25m. Possibly the same or similar to max in the US?

    Btw- I have noticed a lot of the photos in he build thread are all over the place and not matching the topic. Some problem with photo bucket. I’ll have to go through and sort it out.

    I hope you enjoy the build thread. We are very proud of our house and love living in it!
    Alex and hannah.


  5. andrea malczewska

    Jan 08, 2013

    Wow ,hat is soooo… cool !
    I want to do that ! Bravo !


  6. andrea5571

    Jan 22, 2013

    Wow , where do I start !
    The stained glass is stunning and the woodwork , awesome . I feel inspired .


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