Tiny Homes on the Move Book (130)

Jay Nelson's Suzuki Camper Built for Foster Huntington

Jay Nelson’s work has been featured in Tiny Homes and Tiny Homes on the Move. Foster Huntington’s Toyota Tacoma camper was featured in Tiny Homes on the Move.

From Foster:

“The car is a Suzuki SJ410. It’s the predecessor to the Samurai and has a 1 liter 4-cylinder engine.

The camper is made out of marine plywood and thin copper sheeting. The camper has a sleeping space that’s just over 6 feet long over the cab.

 Jay Nelson designed and built the camper in two weeks with some help from some friends.”

Jay’s Website: https://www.jaynelsonart.com/

More on Jay: https://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/search?q=jay+nelson

Foster’s website: https://www.arestlesstransplant.com/

More on Foster: https://lloydkahn-ongoing.blogspot.com/search?q=Foster+huntington

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Single Mom Converts Schoolbus Into Tiny Home

“Reality: Tiny Home Living 

As I sit listening to the rain fall on the well-sealed roof (roofing tar, folks, it’s a miracle worker) with Mazzy Starr streaming on my Pandora via shared wireless, my feet are propped up on the stove and I sit on my daughter’s bed/the couch, I can honestly say I think it’s going to be alright.

The Hardest Part: driving the bus home, and then up the steep driveway and into this spot. Scary is the right word to describe the overall feel of that event. Other feeling words: anxiety, panic, distress. And then a sense of accomplishment and desire to never repeat the experience.…”

From Anonymous


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"Astrophysicshipster" Camps in Tent For a Year To Save on Rent

“A student camped in a back garden in Greater Manchester (UK) for a year after he was unable to afford rent on top of his £20,000 tuition fees.

Evan Eames, from Montreal in Canada, appealed on various online forums for a camping spot after realising he would be ‘drowning in debt’ to pay the fees for his astrophysics master’s degree at the University of Manchester.

The 24-year-old was offered a free pitch in Charley Mantack’s back garden in Heaton Chapel, Stockport, after she spotted his appeal on Gumtree, in which he promised tuition in maths, physics, computer science or French, in return.…

He endured snow, high winds and persistent Mancunian rain for 10 months before packing up his tent and heading back to Canada last week.”


Photo Manchester Evening News Syndication

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Roll Your Own-The Complete Guide to Living in a Truck, Bus, Van or Camper - 1974

Hi guys,
I found this aged photocopy while going through a box of files from years past. It was tucked in with folders of research notes, press releases, rough drafts and galleys of articles for various publications and several rejected or killed stories that I’d had vague hopes of placing in other print media; all this from the days before the Internet. Everything looked so crisp and quaint, especially the neatly typed articles on 20 lb. bonded stationary.
Times do change. Something that has held fairly constant for me my entire more-or-less adult life though is an interest in vehicular living in long or short form.
 I had already been doing it in station wagons and a van by the time I came across this book in my local library. “Roll Your Own” by Jody Pallidini and Beverly Dubin was a classic of nomadic literature, a period companion piece to “Caravan” by Stephen Gaskin and “Vagabonding in Europe and North Africa” by Ed Buryn. I never once found a copy of “Roll Your Own” outside that lone library copy. I ran this copy off a dried-out, tattered, yellowed, and bug-eaten copy of the Whole Earth Catalog if memory serves me. It came out maybe 40 years before Tiny Homes on the Move, proving to me at least that good things never go out of style.
 Nels Norene
Thanks, Nels, I was able to track down a used copy on Amazon for our archives.- LK
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Canadian Family Builds Tiny Home on Wheels

“Dear Mr. Kahn,

My name is Elle Campbell, I am writing on behalf of Dave Koszegi and his family, based in Port Alberni on beautiful Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Dave…and his family have been diligently working on a Tiny Homes project since Christmas, which was inspired by your latest book, Tiny Homes on the Move: Wheels and Water.

He filmed a video about it, and I did a blog post which has been shared to his website and social platforms. Tomorrow, Shaw TV News will be shooting a small segment on his project.

I know that Dave and his family would be thrilled to be featured in any of your future publications or on your website…

But most importantly, Dave wanted you to see how much you have inspired him and his family to create the project and memories of a lifetime.…

Here is the blog post: https://www.midislandhomes.com/blog/the-koszegis-tiny-home-on-wheels.html 

Thanks so much.…

Elle Campbell”

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Boston Couple Build Tiny Home on Wheels From Movie Sets

“They call it their tiny house mansion.
Chloe Barcelou and Brandon Batchelder have spent the last five years in New England staying at various apartments, hotels and the houses of family and friends – but now they have a home that can follow wherever they need to go.
The creative couple built their new tiny home, which is designed to collapse so it can be towed, almost entirely out of the movie sets where they’ve worked.
It was Chloe who came up with the idea for the couple to build a house on wheels…”


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Expedition Camper Vehicles

“Hi again Lloyd,

I would be stoked if you threw my name in the hat of those who build cool, small spaces for that TV show…

I just finished another adventure vehicle…


It is a 2003 Mitsubishi Fuso that is one of the original expedition campers…It has been to more countries than I can name, from Antarctica to the arctic…Around Australia and lived in full time for two years.…Pretty hard miles when the new owners got it and hand it over to me for a change…I was given a lot of creative space and the results are something I am especially proud of.…Have a look…”

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