Young couple transform 44-foot lorry trailer into modern solar-powered home
A young couple put their fledgling DIY skills to use when they converted an old lorry trailer into a modern mobile home that sleeps four people. Marcus Williams and Helen Ambler spent 18 months and GBP55,000 buying and renovating the 44-foot-long HGV trailer, and already have their sights set on their next project. The North Yorkshire couple, originally from Rippon, who are currently parked up in a field in York, claim their ‘Lorry Lodge’ is the UK’s first HGV lorry trailer fully converted into a home, Yorkshire Live reports.
Marcus Williams and Helen Ambler, the brains behind the huge task“The idea of the a lorry appealed to us because of the space it would provide,” Marcus said
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The lodge features a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom with step-in shower and compostable toilet and a traditional ‘cottage-style’ kitchen. It has a large folding dining table, French windows and a log burner and solar panels. The couple have lived in the Lodge which is currently in a field near York but are planning to raffle it off to fund an even bigger project.
The couple claim their ‘Lorry Lodge’ is the UK’s first HGV lorry trailer fully converted into a home
Engineer Marcus, 26, said: “We had originally planned to convert a van and go travelling but changed our plan.
“The idea of the a lorry appealed to us because of the space it would provide. “It was quite a long process converting it but we are really pleased with the finished result. “It’s a stunning off-grid home which can be towed anywhere.”
The modern bathroom inside the huge trailerThe traditional ‘cottage-style’ kitchen in the once empty lorry trailer
Marcus and Helen, who are expecting their first child soon, tested their DIY skills by renovating an old caravan before embarking on their lorry project.
They now plan to sell up to 4,000 GBP20 raffle tickets to raise funds for a bigger, yet unspecified project.
Marcus added: “It’s a great opportunity to own your own off-grid home.
“Once it’s raffled we plan to take some time out to plan our next project.”
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