The Big Maroon: Custom Housetruck by Federal Motorhome Company

Pinned on December 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm by Alex

The Big Maroon: Custom Housetruck by Federal Motorhome Company






“All design, fabrication, assembly, carpentry and cabinet work, except as noted in the acknowledgements below, were performed by The Federal Motorhome Company, under the direction of CEO John M. Driscoll. My wife and partner, Valerie, accepted the responsibility for esthetic considerations, such as colors, fabric, and furniture. Her choices helped transform this vehicle into a home. The project has been a great journey over the past 42 years. We have traveled about 40,000 miles through 20 states and Canada and the time we have spent living and raising our family in it probably adds up to a year.” (source)

The house has been built onto a 1949 Federal flatbed farm truck which he bought in 1971 for just $125.

Learn more about this housetruck here.

See more photos here.

The Big Maroon has also recently been seen at The Flying Tortoise blog by Keith Levy and Tiny House Living by Michael Janzen.

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ralphsly says:

This is beautiful Alex.

Alex says:

I agree! Thanks Ralph

Lisa says:

Wow. This is stunning.
Now THIS is what I call a TH;
warm, charming and totally livable.
Thank you, Alex, for this wonderful post.

Alex says:

Thanks Lisa glad you liked it!

Zack em says:

I love this one, the only thing that could make it better is it should be mine…! LoL…!

Alex says:

Haha, love it, thanks Zack 😀

Zackem says:

No problem the pleasure is all mine…!

Absolutely beautiful! What king of fuel economy does it have/mpg?

Zackem says:

I just never get tired of looking at it…. It seems every time I look at it, I find some thing I just haven’t seen before, and what a prize to spot it..!

Looks like an old caboose renovated to personal preferences. Good job.

cody says:

Thats my dads good friend. Great guy and amazing carpenter.

Alex says:

Thanks Cody! That’s so cool.

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