The transformation of a 1994 Stewart & Stevenson M1079 military truck into a tiny home is incredible. Michael Ladden paid $18,000 for a military truck and spent $80,000 to transform it into a stunning tiny home overlander that he can take anywhere. It is remarkable because it appears to be a rugged truck from the outside, but once inside, you will not believe it is a truck.
Mike is one of the founders of the travel company Drive Globe Overland Adventures, and he’s always on the lookout for new places to visit. He embarked on a 220,000-mile journey a few years ago, intending it to be the most epic adventure in the company’s 25-year history. He accomplished this feat with a 41-year-old Mercedes Unimog outfitted with a custom overland expedition trailer until 2021.
He did, however, find an overland rig that was previously a military truck and converted it into a stunning tiny home with a comfortable bedroom, bathroom, shower room, and full kitchen. According to Mike, one advantage of purchasing a military truck is that they are well-maintained and built to be extremely durable. He picked up his 5,000-mile-old military truck.
Mike stated that his background is not in truck building or any of the other things he does. As a result, he watched numerous YouTube videos to see other people’s builds and built his truck in a variety of locations, including friends’ backyards and campgrounds. Mike spent four months finishing his tiny house. Watch the video below for a tour of this incredible tiny home in a military truck: