Handmade Rolling Homes

08/16/2010

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A few images from the 1979 Rolling Homes, Handmade Houses on Wheels by Jane Lidz, a rare and valuable book nowadays. I think most of these trucks were from the Eugene, Oregon area.

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Tarja 09/11/2010 at 12:57 pm

I love these! My husband and I traveled in a 64 split window VW bus for a year living simply and loving being on the road. These are the best!!! Thanks for putting this together.

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Marcia Wilwerding 10/30/2010 at 7:36 pm

Gypsies! I love it! :)

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CLINT 11/01/2010 at 9:46 pm

LOVE THE TRUCK HOMES.I HAVE AN OLD 1945 GMC TRUCK FLATBED WHICH IM BEING INSPIRATED BY THESE DARN PHOTOS TO CONVERT INTO A ROLLING HOME THAT WE CAN ONE DAY USE TO TRAVEL OUR COUNTRY SOUTH AFRICA.SHOULD ANYONE HAVE ANY COOL IMAGES PASS THEM ON AND I WILL RETURN WHAT IVE COLLECTED.
SHOT CLINT

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clickclackgorilla 12/29/2010 at 7:56 am

AMAZING. Your website is making me drool.

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Doug 04/21/2011 at 4:05 am

I’m pretty sure I have that book Rolling Homes. Very inspirational stuff.
I also have a van with solar panels on the roof that is very livable and recently added a solar powered cabin that is a grand total 10 ft x 10 ft including the 4 ft x 10 ft porch. I love me some tiny places :)

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pam 06/07/2011 at 3:42 pm

Hey!
I’m the woman with the long blond hair in the first pic- that’s my beloved old dog (long since deceased) Jamaica. Thanks for the memories!

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Hillary 01/13/2012 at 3:02 pm

Hey Pam! Thanks for visiting. You are awesome.

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Mr Natural 01/20/2013 at 11:44 am

Hey Pam!
This pic of yours, which I first saw in Lloyd Kahns ‘Homework’ I think, is one of my favourite pics ever. Something about it is so right, timeless, joyful and inspirational. What a wagon, lovely dog and gal! Every time I look at it I want to give everything up and build one of my own.
Just wanted to give you a salute!

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ga jones 06/07/2013 at 8:38 am

hi pam its greg.feels good .happy trails to you.

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John Elliotte 08/12/2011 at 7:51 pm

I have this book as well as other rare and out-of -print books in my personal library such as “Roll Your Own” copyright 1974 by Jodi Pallidini. I have met several folks whose homes are mentioned in the Rolling Homes book, in my travels. I lived in a cabin on the back of my truck for one year, then in a converted 1965 GMC step-van for two years, and then to a 1956 White converted school bus for ten years. I traveled the blue highways of America with the destination, “No where special in mind”.

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Rod 09/19/2011 at 1:02 pm

Wow… how cool is it that Pam has seen this. I just read the the review link of this book & was not surprised at all at the fact it is a bit of a cult collectors item. I happened to acquire a hard back copy about 22 years ago & have always hidden it from my friends…. strictly protective over-view heh heh.
I have ‘Liked’ your Facebook page.
My real love has got to be subterranean homes.
P.s. Pams is one of my favourites in the book.
Rodders. U.K.

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Hank 01/13/2012 at 2:33 pm

I was obsessed with that book as a kid.

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g a jones 06/07/2013 at 8:24 am

howdy pam its greg . a walk down lane hope alls well . love you.l

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