Ian Wafula was inspired to build the truck home as his own unique take on the tiny homes phenomenon. (Photo: Ian Wafula)
Ian Wafula was inspired to build the truck home as his own unique take on the tiny homes phenomenon. (Photo: Ian Wafula)

The truck home somewhere in Machakos isn’t your everyday living space. A cosy home on wheels, BBC Presenter Ian Wafula says he was inspired to create it as a twist on the tiny homes phenomenon.

The two storey-building came up over six months, and is made of pre-fabricated panels.

Available to rent on AirBnB, the house has caught the attention of several Kenyans looking for their next get-away spot. From its exterior, one wouldn’t know what to expect of a house literally loaded onto the back of a truck.

Inside, however, you might be forgiven to think you were in a luxury apartment, complete with exquisite finishings.

It includes a bathroom, kitchen, office and main living area all with modern stylings, as well as stairs leading up to a bedroom

Inside Ian Wafula’s truck house located at Makutano Junction, Machakos County.

The house is located in a nice compound with a manicured lawn, a garden with an above-ground pool and provisions for a barbecue and bonfire.

It also offers amazing rooftop views of Kyumbi Hill and the surrounding areas.

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The house was built on an old truck, with the truck head creatively converted into an office with a beautiful skylight.

Wafula revealed that he purchased the truck from a used car yard to undertake the project.

The use of pre-fabricated panels helped speed up construction.

He admits that neighbours around him were taken by surprise, and one even offered him two shipping containers for his house in exchange for the truck.

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A quick look on AirBnB reveals the rising popularity of container homes, with those on the outskirts of Nairobi proving popular with tourists.

A section of Ian Wafula's Truck Home in Machakos. More people are pursuing new ideas of unique living spaces.
A section of Ian Wafula’s Truck Home in Machakos. More people are pursuing new ideas of unique living spaces.

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