News Home & Design Man Converts Truck Into Solar-Powered Home By Kimberley Mok Kimberley Mok Twitter Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who has been covering architecture and the arts for Treehugger since 2007. Learn about our editorial process Updated November 1, 2019 This story is part of Treehugger's news archive. Learn more about our news archiving process or read our latest news. Share Twitter Pinterest Email Video screen capture. Hygge Houze News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices News Archive Living in a truck might not sound appealing unless it's completely overhauled on the inside to be a bit more comfortable. With a bit of perseverance, carpentry skills and some thoughtful design ideas, fifty-year-old Israeli animator Joseph Tayyar converted a truck into a beautiful home. According to Decoist, Tayyar was inspired to begin his project when he saw a television program about homes on wheels. Determined to enjoy the same kind of flexibility, Tayyar spent years fine-tuning his dream: converting an 11.5-meter (38-foot) truck into a real home. Tayyar's improvements include properly-insulated walls that are seven inches thick, a modern kitchen, two separate sleeping areas (one of which is lofted up in the rear), an ample seating area, a dining banquette, work area, and a spacious bathroom. Wood is used throughout the converted interior to create a warm and inviting atmosphere that doesn't look all too different from other tiny homes we've seen. Best of all, the roof of the truck is covered with photovoltaic panels, providing solar power to this incognito home. There's also a water storage tank right under the bedroom, allowing this truck to be fully off-grid if need be. With the renovations costing approximately USD $225,000, this transformed mobile living unit is a tad more expensive than comparable tiny homes, but for Tayyar, it's a more-than-satisfactory prototype that he hopes will inspire others to do the same, perhaps building a movement towards entire "villages on wheels." With rising real estate prices, and the burdens of high property taxes and mortgages, living in a small and mobile lifestyle may be the wave of the future.