Tiny House Inspiration

John Mitchell sent this picture to me and wanted to share it with the readers of the Tiny House Blog.

John says: I follow TinyHouse blog on facebook.

I dream of one day living in a tiny house and practicing sustainability. I’ve also been in love with the idea of traveling the continent and south america in retirement by RV. I had to share this great image taken by my aunt, Ruthanne McEwen, while visiting Nueske’s in Wittenberg, WI. My aunt and I both live outside Milwaukee which is about 3 hours from Wittenberg.

This tiny house/vehicle captured my imagination in both cases. I would be very happy if you could share this image on your blog.

 

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Suzi - March 24, 2011 Reply

I WANT to see the inside of this precious house!

jenn - March 24, 2011 Reply

Amazing on so many levels!

Andrea - March 24, 2011 Reply

I agree with Suzi… the *inside* would be of great interest… such a deep looking character the outer exhibits!

    Kent Griswold - March 24, 2011 Reply

    John is hoping to get us some interior photos but it may not be for a few months. I will be sure and post them. If anyone else has any please email them to me. Thanks! Kent

Zer0 - March 24, 2011 Reply

That’s a neat little item.

Mary - March 24, 2011 Reply

Do a google image search on “house trucks” there are some really neat photos of others like these… some interiors too. Fun stuff.

Kai - March 24, 2011 Reply

If you go to Powells bookstore in Portland, Or, and search for “Some turtles have nice shells”, you’ll find a veritable dictionary of housetrucks and house buses, very similar to this one. It’s got loads of old grainy photographs from the 70’s and 80’s, back when housetrucks were a common sight on Pacific Coast backroads.

Patrick Mahoney - March 24, 2011 Reply

That is a cool looking camper truck, but i just wish every story didn’t have to have an eco-nut liberal spin on it. Some of us are living in tiny houses because of soo many over-reaching, unconstitutional, enviromental laws that have put us out of our jobs and homes. Sustainability means nothing if i am not allowed access to the life sustaining natural resources that my family needs to survive.

    Seriously - March 24, 2011 Reply

    Can you try to post something constructive without calling people names?

    Signed,
    Happy Eco-Nut Liberal

    liz - March 24, 2011 Reply

    without the environmental protections, your water would be polluted and your air too. Your soil could be full of heavy mettle that you would ingest through your food. So you wouldn’t even be able to homestead or farm, and you would be sick.
    As I see it, it is unconstitutional for big companies to pollute the environment so that no matter where I go, I can not live off my toil and the land.
    Most of us are trying to gain some measure of independence, which would not be possible with in a poisoned environment.

      liz - March 24, 2011 Reply

      I’m sorry,
      It was a knee jerk reaction. I’m not trying to start a discussion about that.
      Its a really cool truck.

        Irene - March 25, 2011 Reply

        All I see is a blurb about some guy whose aunt took a photo of a great truck, so there isn’t even anything remotely political about the few sentences that make up the article. I don’t know why anyone thought there was any slant to it, and I would have “knee-jerked,” too. Plus, there’s a mounted deer head on the outside of the truck. That’s not exactly vegan conservationist.

        There is a site somewhere with a bunch of trucks like these. I will look for the URL.

    ginmar - March 25, 2011 Reply

    Without those liberals, who are not nuts, by the way, the lumber companies would have clear cut every last tree in the country so that this guy wouldn’t have even been able to build this house, much less have kindling for his fire. Without those liberals, you’d be living in a company town without a penny to your name and without hope of the freedom to build a tiny house.

    Don’t want a fight? Don’t try that crap again.

    signed, eco commie pinko liberal hippie combat veteran ginmar

    ginmar - March 25, 2011 Reply

    Without those liberals, who are not nuts, by the way, the lumber companies would have clear cut every last tree in the country so that this guy wouldn’t have even been able to build this house, much less have kindling for his fire. Without those liberals, you’d be living in a company town without a penny to your name and without hope of the freedom to build a tiny house.

    Don’t want a fight? Don’t start one. Leave the insults out of it.

    signed, eco commie pinko liberal hippie combat veteran ginmar

      ginmar - March 25, 2011 Reply

      I hate firefox. Sigh. If only somebody would come up with a ‘tiny’ browser that didn’t chew up huge amounts of memory and load like crap.

      Back on tiny houses, one thing I’ve been studying lately with a great deal of interest are ships’ interiors. They’re built to make every inch matter, and so they’re very satisfying to look at—and, I imagine, live in. Imagine if we built houses like that! If everything had its place, wouldn’t that have an effect on what you chose to have?

      Tiny houses are so satisfying, I think, because they’re a refuge, and while you do your sleeping and some other things in there, you really step outside to do your living—-with other people, with nature, with work, what have you.

      Also, did you guys know you can get books of plans of old bungalows from Amazon? The floor plans are amazing as a reference. Not quite as tightly-packed with useful spaces as boats, but that’s easy to fix.

    Anne - March 25, 2011 Reply

    Feeling a bit ‘Deliverance’ today are we, Patrick?

    lol

Maija - March 24, 2011 Reply

Keep up the “eco-nut liberal” spin! For some of us, it’s inspirational and down-to-earth.

That truck is incredible! I’m with everyone else on wishing the inside was accessible… for pictures and ideas.

Thank you for sharing, John Mitchell!

Krystal - March 24, 2011 Reply

That’s awesome! If only I could see the inside.

Nora Mae Smith - March 24, 2011 Reply

How romantic and road wise too well back woodsy of course would not find that roaming the streets in Seattle of course unless its classic truck house show! Can one see the stars from the bed loft or is that just something one has to get a feeling for from time to time! Thanks for sharing your truck House with us! Could we get a peek inside the works? Love the ringer washer on the porch… is there room enough for the rockers! How about a attachment like slide out porches and a drop down picnic table as well or is that one on the side I see?

JT - March 25, 2011 Reply

Good Lord I love that truck. I’ve seen this photo before and I still enjoy looking at it. Now there’s a Tini House I could live in. :O)

JT

JT - March 25, 2011 Reply

Now there’s a truck I could live in. LOL Good Lord I love that truck. I’ve seen it before and I still enjoy looking at it.

JT

P.S.
It would be nice if this site were to remain about Tini Houses and not politics :O)

Isabel - March 25, 2011 Reply

Hows John Mitchell?

alice - March 26, 2011 Reply

Just another note on plans and inspirations, there are a lot of books on shed building out there that show detailed drawings of how to build a shed of the same dimensions as many tiny houses. Not much interior stuff, but foundations and a shell are usually well shown, some even have material lists so you could get a fairly good idea of what it would cost you to build if you price out the list. My local library had several interesting books such as http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-Complete-Guide-Contemporary/dp/1589233352 and http://www.amazon.ca/Stylish-Sheds-Elegant-Hideaways-Destinations/dp/0307352919

Irene - March 27, 2011 Reply

No fear needed. It’s “Dueling Banjos,” not the other thing. I wouldn’t even look for that, let alone post it. 🙂

Irene - March 27, 2011 Reply

No fear wrrented. It’s “Dueling Banjos,” not the other thing. I wouldn’t even look for that, let alone post it. 🙂

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    John Mitchell - April 6, 2011 Reply

    Ben kendi gözlerimle hiç görmedim ama eski bir teslimat kamyon repurposed oldu?una inan?yorum. benim tahminim burada hiçbir in?aat planlar? var. Ben önümüzdeki birkaç ay içinde daha findout umuyoruz. Cevab?n?z için verymuch te?ekkür ederiz.

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