- A couple have converted a Coca-Cola truck to live on while exploring Australia.
- Paul Battenally and Clara Trindall paid $17,500 for the vehicle and spent 11 months rebuilding it.
- It has a queen-size bed, kitchen, bathroom, dining area and storage for surfboards.
Paul Battenally and Clara Trindall are both originally from Australia, but met while traveling and working in Japan.
They had always wanted to explore their vast country, almost as vast as the United States.
“We started looking for an RV and saw a few vans, but a lot of them were quite small and I’m very tall, so the ceiling height wasn’t great,” Battenally told Insider. “Then we came across the Coca-Cola truck, bought it in 2021 and started converting it.”
The 32-year-old spent weekday afternoons and weekends for the next 11 months fixing the 2005 Isuzu truck, which cost $17,500.
“When I bought the truck I was living in a shared house with a group of friends in a coastal town in New South Wales, so I was working on it in my spare time after work,” he said. he declares. “I’m a carpenter so I had all the skills to build it and it wasn’t too difficult for me.”
The couple, who lived in Wollongong, moved into their tiny house on wheels in November 2021 and spent a year there while saving money for their dream trip.
They hit the road in January 2020 with around A$40,000 to fund their adventure.