Alex and Caroline are a British couple who decided to convert a Renault Master Luton into their mobile home and studio.
Caroline works as a professional voice over artist while Alex produces music.
Alex had built a few music studios in the past, but converting the truck was a totally new experience for him.
While Alex set to work on building the interior, Caroline helped out in any way she could.
She sealed all the bolts and rivets, made multiple trips to the recycling center for materials, and sewed the curtains, sofa cover, and cushions.
The project was no easy task.
It took 4 months of ten to twelve hour days to finish.
Here’s some of the important parts of their truck build:
- sealed all the bolts and joints with silicone
- insulated the floor, walls, and ceiling with rigid foam and Celotex.
- hand built the cabinet doors and other furniture from pine
- added a potable water tank to the bottom of the truck after moving the exhaust piping back to make room
- placed some solar panels on the roof
- installed LEDs inside the cabinets and on the ceiling
- hooked up a 1 kW inverter for power needs
Alex and Caroline added a lot of custom touches to their truck, like a small wood burning stove, pull out sofa bed, and lots of LED accent lighting.
You can take a quick tour below.
There’s no going back now after Matt drilled the first hole in the truck.He added battens (furring strips) to the walls before placing the insulation.
Caroline said they used Celotex and polystyrene foam to insulate the truck.
Alex added a skylight and placed foam board throughout the ceiling.
A potable water tank under the truck provides enough drinking water for two weeks.
The interior is pine, and the bench doubles as a pull-out sofa.
Lots of storage space in the kitchen. Next to the grill is a small wood-burning stove. Alex was careful to follow the grain on the front of the cabinets, and he made all the doors himself.
Alex’s brother Ross made the arched window on the top right. The little door on the bottom opens for access to the under-sofa storage area. The shower is directly behind the wall on the left.
Alex and Caroline posted this above their kitchen sink. Looks like they’re right!
A little celebratory dinner for a job well done.That’s Caroline and her 90 year old granny in front of their truck camper. You’d never guess the stylish digs inside.
Alex and Caroline at first regretted not getting a longer wheel base truck. But they soon figured out that anything larger than this Renault would have made parking a chore. Now they’re loving the easy travel and parking!
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Source: Operation Freedom