Building a home is no easy task. You have to decide the perfect location for the house, outhouse, shed and mother-in-laws lodging, hiring contractors, getting bank loans, and making sure everything goes to plan. Along with all this comes the stress of the added financial responsibility and dealing with possible annoying neighbors. I have decided to build a different kind of home that avoids all the above except the most important, location. The location that makes the most sense to me is one that is always changing and constantly engaging your brain. The solution also needs to simplify your life so you have more moments to enjoy your current location. The solution? Live out of you truck (or vehicle)! You are always seeing and going new places and you have limited space so you can only bring the necessities. Over the last couple of days I have built and packed my new “home” for a climbing adventure in the American Southwest. The plan was simple. Build a sleeping platform in the back of my truck that allows for storage underneath.
There isn’t a lot a head room but the only time you will be in there is when you are laying down. The rest of the time you will be enjoying the great outdoors, right? I hope the planning matches the functionality of the finished product. It’s a work in progress and will be perfected with plenty of time, love and usage! Here are some other ideas, posts, and grumblings of truck bed living (1,2).