Couple convert an old horse lorry into a unique home for £13.5k

The interiors of the caravan shows wooden flooring and beams on the roof
The old horse lorry was bought for £4,000 before being converted into a holiday home (Image credit: FBM Holidays)

A couple has converted an old horse lorry they bought for £4,000 into a holiday home for themselves.

Emily and Carwyn Rees, a DIY couple from Angle, West Wales, decided to take on the new project after completing a number of DIY projects during lockdown. The converted horse lorry, now called 'Red Rum's Retreat', is available for others to book and stay in.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.