- A couple converted a Coca-Cola truck to live in while exploring Australia.
- Paul Battenally and Clara Trindall paid $17,500 for the car and spent 11 months building it.
- It has a queen-sized bed, kitchen, bathroom, dining room and surfboard storage.
Paul Battenally and Clara Trindall are both from Australia, but met while traveling and working in Japan.
They always want to explore their vast country, which is almost as wide as the United States.
“We started looking into getting a motorhome and saw a few vans but most of them were small and I’m very tall, so the ceiling height wasn’t ideal,” Battenally told Insider. “Then we found the Coca-Cola truck, bought it in 2021 and started converting it.”
The 32-year-old spent weekday afternoons and weekends for the next 11 months building the 2005 Isuzu truck, which cost $17,500.
“When I bought the truck, I was living in a house with a group of friends in a coastal town in New South Wales and so I worked on it in my spare time after work,” he said. he. “I’m a carpenter so I have all the skills needed to build it and it’s not too much of a challenge for me.”
The couple, who live in Wollongong, moved into their tiny house on wheels in November 2021 and spent a year living in it while saving money for their dream trip.
They hit the road in January 2020 with about A$40,000 to fund their adventure.