Can You Convert a Tractor Trailer Into a House?


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A number of people have successfully converted tractor trailers into houses. Two architects in Mexico used a tractor trailer to create a habitable addition to a more conventional home.

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The architects, Alejandro D'Acosta and Claudia Turrent, hired a contractor to use a backhoe, ropes and a pulley to turn the trailer on its end. Workers eventually attached the trailer to an existing one-room cinder block building.

After uprighting the trailer, workers placed it on a concrete foundation and welded it into place. It contains a bathroom on the main floor with two bedrooms stacked vertically above. The two bedrooms are reached by ladders.

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