Tiny House Box Truck Project Introduction

When I was about 13 or 14 years old, I watched my first movie in the Mad Max series and became enamored by the strange and exotic apocalyptic vehicles of which the movies are famous for. Over the years, my desire to build some sort of “bug out” apocalyptic vehicle has grown into an obsession. Granted, my current idea of owning a box truck tiny house is not really quite the same as a Mad Max style vehicle, however, there are aspects of owning a custom built vehicle which are quite similar.

Tiny House Box Truck Goals

There were a handful of goals of which I had when I began serious planning on building my box truck tiny house.

  1. Freedom to travel the USA at will as well as to park the box truck with a friend while traveling abroad for months at a time.
  2. Avoid paying rent or a mortgage (or having an empty house while traveling abroad).
  3. Vehicle which could be campground friendly, but also flexible for overnight stays while in a urban, city location (i.e. “stealth urban camping”)
  4. A “home” or place to keep my things in the USA while traveling (I have almost nothing at this point, but it would be nice to have a few items like winter clothes, or an oil painting set).
  5. A unique, customized vehicle which was highly utilitarian (MacGyver meets Mad Max).
  6. A flexible “home” in which I could be comfortable for 2-4 months at a time (head room, sufficient living space, etc).
  7. A project to practice and learn new skills like electronics, plumbing, solar, mechanical, etc.


  1. Nice to meet you up near Lake George, CO. Your box van project is going to be interesting to follow.

    Happy Trails.


    • thanks. I’m enjoying the journey of research, learning, and building!


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