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Couple Living The Dream After Spending £20,000 To Create Their Perfect Motor Home – Out Of An Old Bread Lorry

A couple have spent £20,000 creating their dream home – in the back of an old bread lorry.

Martin Hill, 38, and Iona Stewart, 27, shared pictures of the project on Facebook and were stunned by the responses.

The pair met while doing a season in the French Alps, which they now do every winter to snowboard.

Now they travel Europe in the old Hovis lorry – and have no plans to settle down yet.

The old Hovis bread delivery lorry before Martin Hill, 38, and Iona Stewart’s, 27, £20,000 conversion

They said they use the five tonne lorry while they are out there as it is cheaper than most accommodation.

But Martin has now sold his house and bar in Nottingham and says they will use it ‘full-time’.

Martin said: “About four years ago after a few too many beers I thought about buying a big American RV.

“We bought the lorry in May this year. We spent four months working on it full-time.

“We are really lucky to not have to work and we did everything ourselves.

“It’s amazing what you can do. We are not exactly slumming it.”

The former landlord said he did most of the labouring while Iona, a chef from Scotland, designed the interior.

They picked up the lorry on eBay for just £3,600 and spent £20,000 on renovating the 28 feet box.

Pictures, which have been shared and liked thousands of times on social media, show the couple have created a split-floor kitchen and living area, bedroom and ensuite.

The kitchen appears to have all the mod-cons, including an oven and hob and a varnished wood work surface.

While an economical living area with a comfy grey sofa is complete with a wood-burning stove.

And just off the living room is a cosy bedroom with a fully fitted wardrobe and space for jackets and a storage unit.



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