DIY Inspiration: Tour This Rustic ‘Cabin on Wheels’

Combine an overland vehicle with a cabin in the woods, and you get one heck of a cool adventure vehicle!

Start with a 1996 Ford F-350 pickup truck. Add a lot of lumber, creativity, and labor, and you wind up with an “overland truck cabin.” Tim Johnson is an Alaskan snowboarder and kayaker who travels in this sweet homemade truck cabin.

For those interested in pursuing this kind of project, his video addresses lots of DIY pointers. For example, Johnson waterproofed the wood structure with marine varnish. He overengineered the corners for durability but lightened the walls with two-by-two lumber. And the tips go on.

So if you’re looking for a major project to get productive during quarantine, check it out. This is one cool camper!

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Sean McCoy is the Editorial Director of GearJunkie, and 5+ other All Gear websites.

He has been writing about hunting, fishing, trail running, camping, skiing, and more for 15+ years.

Prior to GearJunkie, he was the chief photographer for the Virgin Islands Daily News and former Editor In Chief for GearJunkie. Based in Denver, Colorado, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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