Purchasing a home is often considered to be the ‘American dream’. That being said, it is often out of the reach of youngsters who are just getting their start in life. For one young couple in Nottingham, UK, it was within reach because they love traveling and spend much of their time outdoors so they got busy. What they needed was a home that would travel with them and using ‘a few beers’ as inspiration, Martin knew what he needed to do. They purchased ‘a big American RV’ and a crazy idea turned out to be awesome. Martin and Iona were already planning the next step.
Iona and Martin found a truck on eBay that had been used for making bread. They paid about $4600 for it but to get it completed, they would need to transform an old truck into a comfortable and livable home. Martin did the majority of the physical work and Iona had the chore of interior design. The project became their full-time endeavor and four months were used to complete it. Now that it is finished, they enjoy a beautiful house on wheels and touring around France to take in the view. You can see the job they did in the images below.
This is Martin Hill and Iona Stewart. They live in Nottingham and love snowboarding.
They purchased a Hovis delivery truck so they could use it for living and traveling.
They paid about $4600 for it on eBay.
An additional $25,900 was spent to renovate it
This is the end result. Iona and Martin will live in it and save money while they travel around Europe.
It doesn’t look like much on the outside.
But inside, it is a comfortable and livable cottage.
It is fully furnished and provides everything needed for a cozy life.
Martin did the majority of the work and Iona did the interior decorating.
“About four years ago after a few too many beers I thought about buying a big American RV” – Martin said
“We bought the lorry in May this year. We spent four months working on it full-time”
“We are really lucky to not have to work and we did everything ourselves”
“It’s amazing what you can do. We are not exactly slumming it”
They even live on two levels
The bedroom has a double bed and nice furniture
There is storage space so they can store all of their belongings.
This is the shower room in the truck.
Inside, there are doors to separate the space to make it practical.
The home has plenty of style and artistic detail
They are currently touring France to enjoy the views of the mountains
They aren’t planning on returning to the UK, they just want to keep traveling.