Flatbed Truck Converted to Housetruck in Scotland

“Take a look at this conversion located in Inverness-shire, Scotland dubbed “The Beer Moth”. Surpassing it’s intended use as a fire service truck, it now houses guests as a vacation rental. The Beer Moth, which is a 1956 Conmer Q4 rescued by Walter, the current owner and now sits at his … ‘The Inshriach House.’

Here in the states it would be quite easy to acquire an old military vehicle similar to this with a canvas back and perform a similar restoration as The Beer Moth to make nice little tiny house on wheels.…”


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:

2 Responses to Flatbed Truck Converted to Housetruck in Scotland

  1. Hi Lloyd,

    Im very flattered that you of all people have picked up on the 'moth. Its in no small way inspired buy the trucks in Home Work (as in fact are my yurt and bothy)…

    Cheers from sunny scotland, Walter

  2. A house truck?! How cool is that! It looks like a miniature house complete with the dining set and a bed. It will be more fun if this truck is moving and rollin’ on the streets! People will sure give this a second look.

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