You see a lot of old school buses and vans converted into houses, but here’s something you don’t see everyday: a horse truck converted into a magical tiny home!
It is easy to see at a glance that “Helga” was once a horse truck—but with her quirky bright green trim and her old-fashioned door and porch light, she has the charm of a gypsy wagon. But it’s the inside of the house that will blow your mind …
The interior features beautiful hardwood for the floor, ceiling and walls along with lovely wood cabinets, some of which have been painted a light, cheerful sky blue.
A small wood stove can be used to heat the house.
Here is a stunning detail: a few pieces of natural, uncut wood have been integrated into the wall to form a frame around what looks like a loft.
Even the toilet in this tiny house is a work of art! I don’t think I’ve seen a more exquisite bathroom in my life.
Notice more natural wood pieces next to the door.
This is what the living area looks like through the front door.
From here we can confirm that the cleverly-framed space from before is indeed a loft, reached via a set of stairs doubling as drawers. More storage is located underneath the bench (which could use some cushions—I’m guessing they were left out for these photos in order to showcase the wood).
The way the loft is framed, you almost get the impression that the house is alive and it simply grew into existence.
With all that counter space, it is hard to see at first where the appliances are. But if you look at the far left-hand side, you will spot an oven, cooktop and tiny dishwasher. As to the sink, it is covered when it isn’t needed.
This photo really shows off the light blue trim on the cabinets and how it contrasts with the wood.
I’m not sure what the wiring is for on the top step—perhaps a sound system.
Skylights bring lots of light into the loft. I can’t imagine that the small size of the loft would be unpleasant at all since the wall has been left open and has been framed so beautifully and creatively. It would just feel like a cozy little nook.
The porch which can be extended on the back end of the house is quite large, adding significant livable space.
The awning provides shade and also beautifully frames the unique door.
That hardwood is just unbelievably stunning.
The beauty of this house is all in the details.
These little shelves appear to include some form of lighting, though that could just be an illusion.
Here is another view of the living area.
When the sink is uncovered, you can see that it is really deep! Even washing large pots and pans here would be super easy.
You probably noticed these gauges earlier and may have wondered what they are for. The gauges for water and solar are self-explanatory; I have no clue what “Bait” is. As for “Load,” that measures the electrical load in the house (a feature I can tell you every tiny house should have).
There you go—it was a sound system after all.
The wood burning stove fits right in with the old-fashioned décor.
I’m pretty sure that is a speaker, but it blends in so well with its surroundings that it’s hard to be sure.
Nothing in this home looks like it came out of a factory. Everything has been customized to fit with the style of the home. Even the light switches add to the ambiance.
One commenter mentioned that these shelves should be in an art museum, and I quite agree. Even the smallest elements of this tiny home are works of art on their own.
Here is a close-up of the steps.
Finally we get a look inside the loft. Even the wood around the skylights is live edge, keeping the atmosphere organic.
The metal walls of the shower are galvanized so that they will not rust.
If you have fallen as much in love with “Helga” as I have, make sure that you drop by House-Box on Facebook. Be sure to leave some comments showing your appreciation of this remarkable work of art. House-Box does take commissions, so contact them if you would like them to build you a tiny house of your own!