Jay’s Customized Trailer

Last night I had a great crowd at Builders Booksource in Berkeley for a presentation on Tiny Homes on the Move. Two tiny homes were parked outside: Rick Auerbach’s pickup truck road rig, and Jay Marlette’s copper-roofed trailer, as shown here:

“Lloyd…As requested, here are some pics of the trailer. I made this trailer after I made the decision to drop my crazy mortgage and devote less time working and more time with my family and to enjoy projects like this one. So far we’ve taken it to Kanab Utah, Burning Man, Grass Valley, and other little trips. Its a 1976 Scamp and I went with a Vardo theme. The roof is wood, fiberglass, and copper anodized aluminum. The roof was designed to house a solar panel, a canopy and to function as a bike rack for two long cargo bikes. Friends and artists helped a lot with this.

-Jay”

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 Jay’s Customized Trailer

  1. Kevin says:

    Hi Jay. If you see this, I'm the artist who was checking out your rig early last evening. If you like, I'll be happy to help out when you have a painting party for it. Here's my addy:

    kevin_2050@yahoo.com

  2. Anonymous says:

    pictures look great. thank you.

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