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Welcome to HTNZ

housetruck [n., adj. hous-trûk]
A heavy motor vehicle designed for carrying a structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family.

Housetruck, housebus, motorhome, motorcaravan, mobilehome… whatever you call a home on wheels, in NZ, there are hundreds of vintage and classic housetrucks and housebuses as well as more modern styled coaches and extravagantly overpriced campervans.

Grand Designs NZ Style

Posted by Megan
New Zealand is about to get its own series of Grand Designs and the production company making the show are currently looking for some challenging, unique and interesting builds. Has anyone got a grand designs house truck or house bus in the offering. If so please contact megan@imaginationtv.co.nz or phone (09) 376 6761
I hope someone out there can help or knows someone who can help.

Wellington Truck Show/Convoy

I just got notice via FaceBook.

“Hi Guys

discussions held with council this morning on pending storm have left us no option but to postpone the show until a later date due to safety risks.

I know you have all put a lot into this and will be as gutted as we are”
The Wellington Truck Show has been postponed. The cursed weather strikes again.

Best beaches of NZ

This was placed on Stuff. I hoped to share it with others and maybe get some of their ideas as to what is the best beach in NZ.
Best Beach

Gypsy Fair

The original Gypsy Fair is currently in Petone this weekend. Next weekend they will be in Upper Hutt.

Go along to view some beautiful HouseTrucks and Buses. Oh yes and see their trades. I had the pleasure of watching some them get setup and while speaking with them I found out that there is an original former US Navy bus. The interesting thing about this bus was that it was built right hand drive especially for Japan. So do go along and chat with these guys and you may be surprised what you can learn. For more information about the Gypsy Fair you can go to www.gypsyfair.co.nz or follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/114841128557532/

The Great Wellington Truck Show

Included is a convoy from Seaview to Upper Hutt.

In speaking with the organiser they are looking for anything on wheels. So if you would like to join in a convoy with your housetruck or bus then please come along. I am hoping to get a few of our members and fiends to show off our housetrucks or buses.
Follow the link below to find out more.
Please email ( htnzphotos@gmail.com ) and let us know how many will attend.
The convoy finishes at Trentham Memorial Park in Upper Hutt with a day of fun for all the family.
I was told there will be many Classic cars and possibly motorbikes there as well. So if you have an interest in anything transport please come along.

https://www.facebook.com/wellingtontruckshow

Pics of inside buses and trucks.

We have been asked by many visitors to this site if we have any photos of the inside of many of the Housebuses and Housetrucks we have in our gallery.
Whilst we ourselves would love to see the design we also like to respect the privacy of the owners.
However we will set up a new gallery link for any inside photos of which we obtain.
So if you do own a Housebus or Housetruck and are happy to share, with the world, the inside of your home then please email to htnzphotos@gmail.com. If you could also include external pics so we know which bus/truck is being shown off.
Also if you know of any Housebus or Housetruck that is not shown in our gallery then please do email us a pic.

Thanks to you all.

Isn’t karma a bearch!

While reviewing my RSS feeds I found this little beauty on No Minister

Driving back to Paihia the other day we stopped at the layby just below the Mangaweka Viaduct.  Met a lovely English couple in their motorhome who had exercised their right, as freedom campers, to spend the night there.

Invited to share coffee and cake with them.  They were in a fairly buoyant mood and hastened to tell us why. Both are fairly heavy sleepers but hubby was woken up during the night by movement and strange sounds around the vehicle but, deciding discretion was the better part of valour, rolled over and went back to sleep.

In the morning they woke up to see a hose protruding from the outlet to the onboard sewage tank situated on the other side from their fuel tank.  Seems the dumb-arse thieves got more than they bargained for when they picked the wrong tank and tried to syphon the contents out.

Clearly God is alive and well and resides underneath the Mangaweka Viaduct.

Some turd in Mangaweka is no doubt spouting shit about their recent escapades!

Student builds own “transportable” home

The article from the link below describes how a student tries to beat the rental trap doon Sooth by thinking small.Au contraire! I would think that is thinking big! Except for the bit where he doesn’t know where he is going to keep the transportable home. Although I dare say that some kind soul in Christchurch will come up with a front yard he can park it on for free…

Christchurch student fed up with high rental costs is building his own “cottage on wheels”.

Stefan Cook is constructing the 2.5 metre by 8m transportable house in a bid to beat the rising cost of student housing and survive the Government’s withdrawal of student allowances for those undertaking post-graduate study.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/Student-thinks-small-to-beat-rental-trap

Video on the article shows a time-lapsed build of the steel frame only.

 

Flat battery? This video can be helpful

I saw this and was amazed. Shows that a flat battery not always stop you.
Always worth a look in case needed.

This story was on Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9562248/Roving-campers-leaving-their-poo-behind

I guess some people just have no idea of how to deal with their own waste.
Come on all you campers… do the honourable thing and leave only footprints.
I am sure you would not like to have your feet covered with someone else’s leftovers.
These sort of people will ruin all freedom camping.
I am sure we all want to have a boo-tee-ful not poo-tee-ful country to stay in.