Ben Harris spent a lot of time on boats as a youngster, which gave him an appreciation for efficient living in small spaces. But, he took his ideas a step further when he decided to convert an old ambulance into a tiny home on wheels. The vehicle is a 1995 F350 and since it was a working ambulance there were a lot of cabinets with hydraulic hinges already built-in.
This small home has an amazing amount of functional spaces inside. There is a shower and the shower head recedes into the wall when not in use. There is also a cedar-lined closet which Harris converted from existing equipment cabinets that came with the ambulance and added the cedar to. That has to smell fantastic!
The space also has a small kitchen complete with a sink, cutting board, acacia hardwood countertops, and a 2-burner propane stove. He also converted a storage area into a trash chute that is opened on the other end outside. This was so that there are no weird smells to contend with. But, he tends to cook outside since he also has a small outdoor kitchen as well!
Harris also managed to fit a full size mattress in the back with lots of storage and a refrigerator underneath. He also took the time to line the ceiling in warm tongue and groove cedar for a really homey feeling.
There is a pull-out tabletop and 2 convertible seats with seatbelts in the back so that he can have passengers legally sit while in transit. The interior lights for the camper Harris swapped for energy efficient LEDs and he even installed solar panels on the roof to make the most of his energy usage.
There are also a number of exterior locking storage compartments which is one of the reasons he was attracted to converting an ambulance in the first place. He designed the space to have everything he needs for his simple and mobile lifestyle. According to Harris, “the more things you have the more problems you have.”