We live in a lorry trailer we bought for 5k

A YOUNG couple has built their own stunning home – but they made it out of an old lorry trailer.

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


Marcus Williams and Helen Ambler converted a lorry trailer into a homeCredit: SWNS
They bought the lorry for £5,000 and spent £50,000 on converting it


They bought the lorry for £5,000 and spent £50,000 on converting itCredit: SWNS

While the lorry originally cost them £5,000, they spent 18 months and an extra £50,000 converting the 44-foot-long trailer into a modern, spacious home.

The converted lorry is big enough to sleep four and can be moved to any location.

The lodge features a double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom with a step-in shower and compostable toilet and a traditional ‘cottage-style’ kitchen.


The luxury doesn’t end there, as it also has a large folding dining table, French windows and a log burner and solar panels.

The couple from Ripon, West Yorkshire, 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, 26, said: “We had originally planned to convert a van and go travelling but changed our plan.

“The idea of 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 £20 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.”

To enter the Lorry Lodge raffled, visit here.

The couple spent 18 months on it


The couple spent 18 months on itCredit: SWNS
They spent 18 months converting the 44-foot-long trailer


They spent 18 months converting the 44-foot-long trailerCredit: SWNS
They['re now raffling off the lorry to raise funds for another project


They[‘re now raffling off the lorry to raise funds for another projectCredit: SWNS

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