Mobila Hem Sedan 1963

Is this the 60’s version of the modern Tumbleweed Tiny House? I can’t say for sure that the pictures on the side are the actual interior of this mobile tiny house, but if they are someone has taken the time to fix up a real nice place for themselves to live.

The porch roof on the front tells me that this home is not going to be moved to often without a little effort and with the age of the truck you probably will not be driving across the country with this home.

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Great idea for a retreat or small home. You can take something vintage and modernize it to fit your needs.

Update: I want to thank Malmö from Sweden for the update below.

This blog post entitled in Swedish really grabbed my attention in while catching up on my feeds in NetNewsWire. Yes, Google Translate is correct this time. “Mobila Hem Sedan 1963? really means “[KABE] mobile homes since 1963?

And, yes, in northern Europe Kabe is a well-known Swedish brand-name for caravans and recreational vehicles.

On it’s webpage http://www.kabe.se/ the company presentation proudly mentions Kabe has been around since the early sixties.

I think we can assume the picture represents the journey the company has taken from the first efforts to the luxury of today.

Modern Day KABE

Modern Day KABE

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Michael - December 16, 2008 Reply

Love It! You know that reminds me… a nationally known truck rental company… that I personally despise… sells their old trucks and you can get a diesel truck with an 18″ box on it for something like $5000. Actually I think Bill Kastrinos has one of these for pulling his Tortoiseshell houses.

Anyway these used trucks seem like a good value for someone looking to build a house on the back. Or keep the box it comes with and use it for towing your tiny house and hauling stuff. Sure looks like the truck under the tiny house about is about the same size.

Grant Wagner - December 17, 2008 Reply

Apparently house trucks have been popular (so to speak) for quite some time.
http://www.housetrucks.com/index.html

Colleen K. Peltomaa - December 17, 2008 Reply

The first time I fell in love with a tiny house was when my girlfriend’s father built an exquisite little house for her and her dolls in the backyard. Ever since then I have dreamed of building tiny houses on my property — haven’t done it yet, lol!

Myles McLeod - December 17, 2008 Reply

I do not speak Swedish but Google language translates the logo on the edge of the picture to read:

KABE mobile homes since 1963

KABE makes mobile homes

Gary - December 18, 2008 Reply

Here’s the original tome on the subject:

http://www.amazon.com/Rolling-Homes-Handmade-Houses-Wheels/dp/089104129X

Mats, Malmö, Sweden - December 18, 2008 Reply

This blog post entitled in Swedish really grabbed my attention in while catching up on my feeds in NetNewsWire. Yes, Google Translate is correct this time. “Mobila Hem Sedan 1963” really means “[KABE] mobile homes since 1963”

And, yes, in northern Europe Kabe is a well-known Swedish brand-name for caravans and recreational vehicles.

On it’s webpage http://www.kabe.se/ the company presentation proudly mentions Kabe has been around since the early sixties.

I think we can assume the picture represents the journey the company has taken from the first efforts to the luxury of today.

Dale - December 18, 2008 Reply

The age of the truck shouldn’t matter much. Commercial trucks like that are made to last a LONG time. With a little maintenance the “homeowner” could keep it chugging along for another fifty years or so… if fuel and parts availability isn’t a problem.

The main issue you’d run into is the same one you face with modern versions… zoning issues/restrictive covenants. I’d like to live in something like that… but I’m quite sure I could find no place in Wisconsin where I’d be allowed to. The Peoples Republic of Madison sees to that through one method or another.

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