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Mar 13

Man Converts Toyota Prius into Motor Home

Posted in Hybrid Cars | Transportation

Toyota Prius Motor Home
It’s Friday, so we figured it’s time for a little humour. James Lawler, a Landscaper from Torquay Australia, has built himself a mini-motorhome atop his Toyota Prius Hybrid. The project took just over a week to complete using scrap materials, and ended up costing him just under $150. What inspired this project? Lawler says “There’s a lot of boring camper vans out there. I thought this would be a little bit more quaint and Australiana with a rusted tin roof. It’s quite well insulated in there. It’s more comfortable than a tent.”

Lawler originally built the home for a comfortable stay at the Meridith Mountain Music festival in Victoria. On the way home police fined him, citing the vehicle for being “unroadworthy”. He is dismantling the home but is inspired to build another more watertight caravan soon. Obviously the drag from his creation offsets the hybrid’s efficiency, but we can appreciate his creativity and style. One thing is certain; if there ever is a zombie apocalypse, we want to be part of James Lawler’s crew!

James Lawler Prius

What do you think of his creation? Leave your comments below…

  • saimafaqir

    good creativity but not suitable if everyone starts doing like that then streets will b full like this types of cars.

    • http://www.TrustChristOrGoToHell.org VINDICATOR

      What’s not “suitable”? No problem as long as it stays on the car!

      • Glen McMillian

        I don’t know Aussie motor vehicle law but here in Yankee land this would pass so long as the taillights are clearly visible and the total weight is within the limit set by the auto registration certificate-and it is securely fastened to the car.

        Maybe the Aussie cops were afraid pieces of this rig would fall off in the road resulting in someone else having an accident.

        The builder has a great sense of humor. I wouldn’t mind sharing a few beers with him.

  • dad1

    @saimafaqir:disqus, oh the horror!!!!!

  • http://www.peacechariot.com/ Sage Peace Chariot

    Hillbilly ingenuity!

  • martinjacobscanada

    JUNK, but have to start … and not this place

  • Mckyle Mackwame

    Integrating modern technology with ancient limitations in housing. Brilliant.
    Tough I thought only an indian man from Bangalore will try this.


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