3 Years Living in a Military Truck Turned Tiny Home on Wheels for Man's Inspiring Mission




Richard revived and converted a 1950’s army surplus truck into a simple camper home on wheels so that he could afford to carry out his mission: creating free portraits for people living in shelters and on the margins. He’s been living in his truck full-time for 3 years now and he has been living off his savings as well as support from his patrons on Patreon.

You can follow and support Richard’s inspiring Jackdaw project here:

His truck is a 1954 Dodge M152 – a former command truck in the Canadian Armed forces that he bought sight unseen in 2016. He worked on it for two years to bring it back to life and he hit the road in 2018.

The conversion is simple: he has a comfortable seat, a workstation that holds his cooktop, fridge, and solar generator, and a double bed with loads of storage beneath for tools, equipment, and clothing.

You can follow and support Richard’s inspiring Jackdaw project here:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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CREDITS
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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Richard and Aja Villacres

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32 Replies to “3 Years Living in a Military Truck Turned Tiny Home on Wheels for Man's Inspiring Mission”

  1. Bonnie n Klyde

    Great truck!!
    I could swear ive seen your truck in Spokane Washington. More than once.
    Be safe out there,
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Paul Gabbard

    I think this pandemic has taught people the importance of multiple streams of income, unfortunately having a job doesn't mean security rather having different investments is the real deal

  3. JailGuide

    "…our beauty and our dignity have nothing to do with our circumstances." .. wow that's powerful and beautiful

  4. lisa mcdonald

    Love the old Dodge. I had an M-37. Good parts were kind of hard to find but luckily it was very dependable. It wasn't fast but very fun to drive and great on offroad trails or even cutting your own.

  5. Sanyey

    2:00 … thats nothing 😀 one of our customers got a 2010something Honda Accord from Nevada to Hungary, Orosháza 2 months ago.. 😀 Only God knows why …

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