Recladding The Q ute In 3 Minutes

The last month I have recladded my whole home, a tiny house called q-ute, with help from the talented ex-housetruckers Geoff and Lisa.
All the walls needed to be replaced. Today it is finished and I can again go out and embark on my journey once again.

That being said, this has been a journey on its own; I have learnt how to guide an electric fretsaw, measure, nail and screw my walls back in place. I have also learnt about silicon, and how to build to avoid getting water inside the home while traveling down a highway at high speeds.

Life is a journey, let us learn while it leads us!

3 thoughts on “Recladding The Q ute In 3 Minutes

  1. Hi Jola Josie,
    I have a tiny Housetruck on a 4wd Toyota Hilux 1996 ute. It’s similar to yours at 5metres long, the house is timber with stained glass windows. I’m on a skiing road trip at the moment from Waiheke Island to Wanaka, in Queenstown today. My wee truck is in need of some timber repairs and I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sending me contact details for the guy who helped you do your recladding.
    Love your videos,
    Kind regards,


    • Thats Awesome. The guy that helped me is an old houserucker that was a good friend of my mums when she was doing the Gypsy Fairs 30 years ago.

      He isn’t one that builds or does renovations by commission.

      Ill contact you at a later date if he is interested.

      Your home sounds wonderful!

      I would love to see a picture or two if you are able to send through some? 😀

      Hope you are enjoying your trip so far!


      • Hi Jola Josie,

        Thanks for your email. Here’s a couple of pics of my tiny housetruck.

        I’ve since painted it a different colour. It’s now Aubergine with a light grey roof.

        Kind regards, Judith



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