Couple transform their 44-foot lorry trailer into an off-grid HOUSE

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A young couple have shared how they transformed their 44-foot lorry in to an off-the-grid home complete with a functioning kitchen and bathroom which sleeps four.    

Marcus Williams, 26, and partner Helen Ambler from Ripon, West Yorkshire, claim their ‘Lorry Lodge’ is the UK’s first HGV lorry trailer fully converted into a home.

They spent 18 months and GBP55,000 buying and converting the trailer into a modern, spacious home which sleeps four and can be moved to any location.


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 also 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.

Engineer Marcus 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.’

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.’