|House length:||6' 6"|
|Ceiling height:||4' 3"|
|Road Height:||6' 5"|
|Dry Weight:||950 lbs|
|all measurements are approximate|
The Vardo is designed to nest inside most truck beds. It can also be pulled on its own trailer. The material costs to build this structure are approximately $6,500 (not including the optional heater).
It has enough room for a full-sized bed flanked by a couple of work surfaces. Underneath is 35 cubic feet of storage space.
The Vardo is not designed as a “house”. It doesn’t have a kitchen or bathroom.
We built the first model utilizing a recycled stained glass window in the front door.
A heater can be added to warm your cabin on cold nights.
Can I add air conditioning?
Yes, a small ceiling a/c unit can be added to keep the house cool in any climate within the US.
What type of truck can I build this in?
These plans are designed with the most popular Ford 150 truck in mind. However, you can easily build it longer or shorter as needed to meet the requirements of your truck.
The exterior view from all 4 sides is included showing you heights relative to the truck bed, window and door openings, and finish materials.
Two pages of wall framing show you how to frame each wall, front, back and sides so that you have the rounded roof and slight angle of side walls. Additionally, floor framing is included.
These drawings cut the Vardo in half both the long way and the short way. They show you where to insulate, what types of wood studs to use, how to properly insulate, which materials to use, how to secure the structure to the truck, and much more.
The Vardo is designed to nest inside most any truck bed. It can also be pulled on its own trailer. The material costs to build this structure are approximately $2,500 (not including the optional heater).
It has enough room for a full-sized bed flanked by a couple of work surfaces. Underneath is 35 cubic feet of storage space.%FullDescription%