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California-Styled Wooden House Truck in Wales


"Attracted by Folkestone’s connection with H.G. Wells, Heather and Ivan Morrison constructed a mobile Science Fiction library, Tales Of Space And Time in the style of a 1970s Californian House Truck.

Made popular in America during the Hippy movement, these house trucks, similar to Gypsy caravans, are a symbol of freedom and a nomadic self-sufficient lifestyle. Following this tradition the Morison’s version is hand built using Douglas fir from their arboretum in Wales onto a 1955 Green Goddess, ex army fire engine.…"

http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/artist/heather-and-ivan-morison/



Photos: Wig Worland









2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I suddenly am feeling like a gypsy... take me away.

Anonymous said...

The wood work inside is lovely! Having a library is awesome! Enjoyed this a lot!

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