John’s Artsy House Truck

John’s Artsy House Truck

We were driving down the interstate and Guillaume happened to glance over at a nearby gas station.“Whoa! What was that?!?” For once, WE were the rubberneckers! Immediately, we turned around and raced back to meet John and his Artsy House Truck. John is a pretty chill dude. He makes his own agenda and has been nomadic for a little over a year. When we met him, he had just spent a week soaking in a hot spring outside of Death Valley, completely off-grid. Not a bad life!

We asked if we could film a tour of his artsy House Truck & he agreed! Check it out:

This Artsy House Truck was hand-crafted by John himself. Every splinter of wood has an interesting story; He’s constantly updating his home with talismans from his travels. “It will probably look completely different in a year,” he mentioned. Most of the materials he used to create the House Truck are reclaimed, including the windows and the wood burning stove.

“I like antiques,” he told me. “But they require maintenance.”

Aside from being a full time traveler, John is also a painter, tattoo artist, jewelry maker and photographer. We purchased an intricate necklace that John made, creating a memory that I can wear around my neck! Guillaume considered getting a tattoo as well, but I urged him to wait until the next time we meet John on the road. Sometimes, we can be a little too spontaneous!

John’s Artsy House Truck marks the first House Truck we’ve toured! Pretty cool after seeing our first traveling tiny house (aside from our own) only a few days prior.

Who will we meet next on our travels???


*Follow John on Instagram for beautiful photography of his House Truck and his travels



  1. March 31, 2015 / 10:48 am

    So, I’m curious where you would park and “live” eventually? I have been entertaining the tiny house idea for about a year now since I’ll be retiring soon, but wonder where people who do this stay? Cities and towns seem to have ordinances prohibiting parking and “settleing” long term since there’s no foundation and there are dimension requirements as well in most towns. I’m not keen on renting space in someone’s back yard in a city. I prefer living out in the woods or on a mountain somewhere by a stream. Would love to get your knowledge on this. Thanks! I envy you living the dream! Best of luck in your travels.

  2. glenda sumpter
    March 31, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Just wanted to say thanks for doing this. It is awonderful idea.!!! I will be following you. This looks so exciting! !! May God bless you both..

  3. mitzithedog
    March 31, 2015 / 3:46 am

    Wow Just saw your info on an online interview.Really cool. I would enjoy hearing about life on the road from a dog’s point of view too. I have a blog myself and also run a doggy daycare for medium to small dogs . If you are ever in Quakertown, PA stop by and see us. We have several acres of fenced area for your dog to play. You can visit for free. Sounds like fun but my human has 5 dogs so she said we would never make it together in a tiny home. M.J.

  4. mountainwind53
    March 27, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    That was great , thanks for sharing, its always fun to see other tiny homes and especially those traveling. The world gets bigger when you’re living small.

  5. Tim Emerick
    March 26, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Such an awesome truck. I really liked how he upgraded an old fire truck with a newer engine.

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