From the information I was able to gather on this online this concept vehicle was created by an aftermarket developer in Nagano, Japan. But by now it might even be available in some areas of the world.
The shell extends the length and height of the Prius vehicle and allows you to sleep two people in the first level and another two people in the loft. There may even be room to create a convertible table/bed system as seen in many RVs.
It was unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon. Photo credit unknown. Original post seen here.
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This couple purchased the travel trailer so that they could completely re-do it. It was pretty banged up as you could see (especially the inside). But just shows what you could do with something that already exists. Just takes time, patience, a little bit of money, and lots of labor.
They completely gutted it and rebuilt it from scratch and I think they did an amazing job. They even rented a garage just so they can do this. Read the complete and original story with even more photos here. It was later put up for sale as you can see here.
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I love Airstreams because they’re such a great example of what you can do with something that already exists. But not only that, if you’re like me and you like to travel on the road, this is a much better option for you than building a stick built house on a trailer because of weight and aerodynamics.
But this particular Airstream doesn’t usually go anywhere. It sits in the backyard of a home in Ashland, Oregon and is available as a vacation rental. So I’m not sure that they’ll let you tow and go with it!
Rent this Airstream here.
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Stick Built Tiny Houses on Trailers vs. Lightweight Travel Trailers
Once in a while I like to mention that travel trailers especially vintage ones like this 1956 Yellowstone are great options if you want to live tiny in a mobile and lighter way. We all love the look and feel of stick built houses and of course would love to build on a trailer because it looks and feels like a real home. But if you’re seriously considering lots of travel and moving around something like this that’s more aerodynamic and lightweight is a lot more realistic, practical and affordable to move around with. And something like this attracts less attention on the road and the campgrounds, too. Unless, of course, you want the attention.
Image: Tin Can Tourists
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Thanks to a reader for submitting this beautiful shot of a classic Renault motorhome. Wouldn’t it be awesome to own something like this if it was in such great condition like this one seems to be in? Or if you took the time, money and effort to restore it yourself.
What are your thoughts on converting a motorhome into a “tiny house” versus building a stick built one on a trailer?
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