Powered by

Retired Couple Transforms Semi Truck into Mobile Home

A retired couple from British Columbia spent 5 years and $180,000 restoring a broken down semi into a “Monster” mobile home.

According to a recent article by Insider, Clayton and Theresa Balabanov live full time in the tricked out mobile home. As retirement approached the couple, Clayton saw an opportunity to live out his dream of spending their golden years on the road. Balabanov bought the truck and trailer on eBay with ambitions plans to renovate them to fit his needs.

“It was empty, and I just decided to go at it. I planned things out on a whiteboard and kept making changes,” Balabanov told Insider. “Most of it I did myself.”

After about 5 years of labor and 250,000 Canadian dollars (~$180,000 USD), the mobile home now features a kitchen, movie theater, library, spiral staircase and even a hot tub. All these luxuries combined with the trailer’s size earned it the name, “The Nomad Monster.”

Even with all those features, the Nomad Monster runs sustainably. “We needed solar, recycling water, and things like that, which would leave a smaller carbon footprint, making up for the amount of fuel that the truck uses,” Balabanov said.

After selling the family taxi business and their home, the Balabanovs plan on spending the rest of their retirement exploring the US and Canada in their Nomad Monster.

“You only live so long. It’s absolutely guaranteed you’re going to die, so make the most of living between now and then. That’s what we’re doing.”

Original story by Insider.

Recommended Articles

Trucker Pets of the Week (September 29)
Check out our picks for Trucker Pets of the Week! #1 https://www.reddit.com/r/TruckerCats/comments/16uezp4/chaos_party/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 #2 https://www.reddit.com/r/Truckers/comment…
Top Trucker Memes of the Week (September 29)
These memes were featured this week in our Facebook Group, Mighty Truckers. If you have a trucker meme you’d like to have posted, send your submission to info@aaofoo.com. #1: #2: #3: #4: #5:…
WATCH: Big Rig’s Engine Erupts at Fuel Island
A trucker's nightmare come to life! This video, posted by @JustTruckinAround3sixty5 on Tiktok, has truckers cringing and scratching their heads. The clip shows a driver that pulled into a fuel station with their engin…