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Redditor Swoesh recently shared photos of his father’s incredible DIY off-road motor home. The photos document the transformation from German fire brigade truck to a mobile living space complete with a 2-person bed, a kitchen with double sink and an electric stove, a bathroom, and a table that seats four. There’s even a hydraulic lift for a motorcycle on the back. Other Redditors are so impressed with the build that the post is making its way up the top ten posts of all time in /r/DIY. Swoesh gives all the credit to his father, leaving one commenter asking, “How do I upvote your dad?”

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.



  1. This thing reminds me very much of the MaxiMog:

  2. Alex Hanssens says:

    I’d say this is not a DIY project. Look at their website There you see a company that builds the campers which you can hire. There are lots of companies making a living this way.

  3. Ronald Pottol says:

    Here is an impressive built by the user from a bare chassis (well, kept the cab as well).

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  5. Craig Franklin says:

    That thing is very neat. Looks pretty rugged. It also looks alot like the Unicat

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