LET’S be honest – we mostly use eBay to bulk-buy cheap cleaning supplies and bargain second-hand clothes.
But from time-to-time, something will pop up on the site that is too good to resist – which adventurers Martin Hill and Iona Stewart know ALL about.
Martin Hill and Iona Stewart bought the yellow bread lorry to convert into a homeCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The lorry has since been renovated into an impressive motorhomeCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
It cost the couple £20,000 to make the changes to the lorryCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The couple bought the eBay on eBay for £3,600 – changing it completelyCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
In 2018, the savvy couple snapped up an old Hovis lorry for just £3,600 on eBay and spent four months transforming it into their dream home.
Martin explained: “About [six] years ago after a few too many beers I thought about buying a big American RV.
“We bought the lorry in May 2018. We spent four months working on it full-time.
When they got the keys to the five-tonne vehicle, it was pretty much just an empty 28-foot box.
But thanks to some serious renovations and a bit of DIY, it’s now been kitted out with a a luxurious bedroom, living space, kitchen and bathroom.
In total, they spent £20,000 transforming the lorry and claimed they actually saved money living in their new home – as opposed to paying for a house in the UK or accommodation while they travelled around Europe
Martin said: “We are really lucky to not have to work and we did everything ourselves.
“It’s amazing what you can do. We are not exactly slumming it.”
Pictures, which have been shared and liked thousands of times on social media, show the couple have created a split-floor kitchen and living area, bedroom and en-suite.
The kitchen appears to have all the mod-cons, including an oven and hob and a varnished wood work surface.
While an economical living area with a comfy grey sofa is complete with a wood-burning stove.
And just off the living room is a cosy bedroom with a fully fitted wardrobe and space for jackets and a storage unit.
And they have no plans on settling down, with Martin selling his house and bar in Nottingham to live in the lorry full-time.
The pair met while doing a season in the French Alps, which they now do every winter to snowboard.
They said they use the five tonne lorry while they are out there as it is cheaper than most accommodation.
The former landlord said he did most of the labouring while Iona, a chef from Scotland, designed the interior.
The couple said it was cheaper using the lorry than paying for accommodationCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
The lorry now has a kitchen and bathroom for the coupleCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
Martin Hill and Iona Stewart put months of work into the lorryCredit: Facebook
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