jacob witzling is a cabin builder (and second grade teacher) currently driving this eccentric and extraordinary truck cabin around the united states. built on the top of a 1979 F-250 pickup, the tiny abode accommodates a 20 square foot loft for cozy, yet comfortable sleeping and eating. its rustic façade has been meticulously made primarily using salvaged wood, including its siding, roofing and all interior walls and trim. together with his life partner sara underwood, witzling designed the roof and sides to be aerodynamic on the road, adding bends and curves wherever possible to cut through high winds on the highway.

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @jacobwitzling

 

 

witzling has spent years building small-scale woodland dwellings across the northwest and northeast united states, completing six cabin projects before embarking on this mobile adobe. ‘I started building cabins because, like lots of kids, I loved forts and ewoks,’ he says. ‘I always wanted to live in a cool looking fairy tale house. I wanted to live like a hobbit. I had a really cool book about the handmade house movement that occurred in the 70s, it was called: handmade houses a guide to the wood butcher’s art. I read that as a kid and imagined living in one of those houses myself someday.’

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

 

 

while many of his previous projects have been built for others to enjoy, witzling and underwood created the ‘truck cabin’ just for themselves. the duo are planning to create a ‘cabinland’ in the pacific northwest on a sprawling property with views of the mountains, where a series of unique structures will be available for people to stay in individually, or book for larger groups and events. 

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @jacobwitzling

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @jacobwitzling

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood

jacob witzling truck cabin
image by @saraunderwood


image by @jacobwitzling

jacob witzling truck cabin
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  • Looks as if construction was supported by Jack Daniels.

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