Random Stuff

Sell your housetruck!!
Have added a free classifieds tool so you can list your housetruck or housebus (or gidgetry) for sale. Check the Classifieds menu.

If you haven't posted a comment here before, your first one will need to be approved. After that, your comments will be free of moderation.

Camping sites
Where are all the camp sites in NZ? Which ones are pet friendly? Visit to find a camp-site that will meet all your requirements.

Hosting and Design
If you are looking for a good hosting and design company, check out

Stopped at the border

This site protected by:
Stop Spammers plugin for Wordpress
90763 spammers stopped.


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.

Interested in road racing?

This was posted on the NZMCA website.


Keen on road racing? Targa New Zealand wants you: Targa NZ would like to enquire as to the availability of NZMCA Members who may like to assist as Officials at the event in exchange for which Targa provides fuel and accommodation allowance to contribute towards costs. This will allow NZMCA members to enjoy a subsidised holiday in the South Island while at the same time being involved with one of New Zealand’s top international events. NZCMA members can help out for one day or several days or for those that are very keen we have a number of vacancies for stage timing team members who would be involved with the event for the full week. For interested parties pls contact Gary Upson,, 09 298 8322. Event runs from Oct 27 to 2nd November 2014.

Chch Council are now watching Freedom Campers

This article shows that there are still some people who need to be potty-trained.

Chch new staffer for Freedom Campers

Living the dream.

I saw this what I would say was a blog on I found it showed how many people are thinking, yet most of them are too scared to take the leap. These people did and their smiles show it all. However we do understand that this lifestyle is not for everyone.
Please take time to read this article.

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 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 or follow them on Facebook

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 ( ) 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.

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 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!