1954 Vintage Diesel Living Vehicle for Sale in West Sussex UK

Email from Richard Jones in UK yesterday:

Hi Lloyd – spotted this Gem on ebay -I’d love to own and restore it, but far to many other projects and 9 month old baby. I don’t think I could give it the time it needs.

It claims true “convoy” pedigree. This is when the young of UK abandoned their ordinary lives for life on the road going from music festivals to raves in a trail of hedonistic freedom !

Unfortunately the capitalist Thatcher government didn’t like free radicals. Castle Moreton Rave drew tens if not hundreds of thousands and the authorities feared loss of control.

The Convoy was smashed by the iron fist of the iron lady. The Battle of the Beanfield at stonehenge saw the police smash up buses and trucks, travellers and horses. These were peoples homes and lives violently destroyed. Not to mention beautiful rare vintage buses !

Anyway – this one survived


Tis a mighty nice truck.

Hope all is well.



About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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