How They Turned a 2003 Isuzu NPR Into a Cute Tiny Home on Wheels

by Simplify

When it comes to living arrangements, the most creative among us are starting to realize that you can turn almost anything into a home these days. And for Sawyer, Courtney, and their cat Mew Mew, that means living and traveling full-time in a 2003 Isuzu NPR.

Box truck on the road

According to this adventurous couple, living in an Isuzu box truck they named Elfie, is the perfect way to satisfy their love for camping and the great outdoors.

With some clever design ideas, they were able to fit their DIY truck box with a full-size kitchen sink, countertop space, a stove and oven combo, and a breakfast bar to name just a few of their many food preparations and dining amenities.

And even more importantly, their 2003 Isuzu is well-suited to house some pretty special touches as well. These include a custom kitchen backsplash made out of wood and shaped like a mountain range, pressed flower tiles made out of plaster, and a propagation station where they grow various plants they go out and collect as they travel.

Moving to other areas of their 2003 Isuzu box truck, visitors will surely notice the cozy living room with an L-shaped couch and reclaimed wood from Sawyer’s grandmother’s house, a fridge and freezer combo, storage drawers and cubbies, and a queen-sized bed on a cable lift system.

Plus, they have a bathroom with an accordion barn door and a custom-built spring latch, a shower with a curved shower curtain track to create some separation, a wood shelf to store all of their health and beauty products, and a full-size composting toilet.

Turning a 2003 Isuzu NPR into a tiny home

Not too shabby for a home built entirely in a 2003 Isuzu NPR. And since they purchased it for only $3500, Sawyer and Courtney were able to create the perfect home for themselves while staying on budget.

For more stories about life on the road, take a tour of this adorable teardrop camper trailer or discover why this couple switched out tent camping for vanlife.

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