Friday, January 2, 2015

Handmade Matt And His Wonderful, Easy To Construct Demountable Truck Camper...

Handmade Matt from Surrey England
is one very clever fellow, he's a craftsman, loves working with wood and he's a tiny home enthusiast.
He's recently built this traditional gypsy styled camper that would sit atop any conventional small truck. The full story is here and it's worth having a look at.
I'm considering downsizing from The Flying Tortoise, it just might be for sale soon and this is the concept I'm favouring...









16 comments:

  1. I hope the Flying Tortoise makes a visit down south before you trade in for your perpeptual summer digs.

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  2. Do I read right? Downsizing from the Tortoise? Well smaller is cheaper and has many other advantages. Have a happy new year Keith.

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    1. Although i' d be happy with the size of the home, I would prefer to have access to the drivers seat without having to come out. I think it'd a lot safer that way.

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    2. Access is a nice option Joel but...

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  3. It will have about the same amount of room as my veggie van, but a bit better laid out. Nice.

    I've seen some nice homemade ones like this on the road.

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  4. Cute and cosy but also looks lovely and spacious for its size.

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  5. Maybe I should build one of those for my Tundra. And get rid of the 35' Bluebird Wanderlodge that's not coming along as fast as I hoped it would.

    I really like the warmth of the wood finish. It's beautiful.

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  6. What is the weight on something like this?

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    1. The structure and contents will probably be able to weigh about a ton...

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  7. Does it have a bathroom? Shower? Without at least a bathroom, you couldn't live in it...

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    1. Byron, it doesn't need to have a 'room' as such. TFT doesn't have a 'bathroom' and a shower and a toilet are simple matters to have without specially designed and constructed spaces. A little bit of lateral thinking is required, that's all...

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    1. In TFT, the small portable toilet just slides in under the bed, it's on a base with castors, when I need it I just slide it out and then put it away again. I have two showers, one that I use virtually all the time is attached to the entrance door and unfolds for privacy. The shower is a 12v pump that sits in a container of hot water and you use a shower head. The other is a PVC bag about 900mm square x 1500mm high and it hangs from the ceiling. I take the shower in there, then take the bag, empty it outside and fold the whole thing up and put it away, it takes five minutes and it means that I don't have to live with a built in bathroom taking up a considerable amount of interior space... TFT's interior is open, simple, spacious and user friendly...

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    2. Dude! I !LOVE your shower bag! what an ingenious ingenuity!

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  9. Thought you might like to look at this : http://paleotool.com/the-vardo/

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    1. Thankyou, yes I know Paleotool well and have followed his blog for a while. His beautiful Vardo will feature here soon...

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