THE BEER MOTH TRUCK HOTEL ROOM
Categories: Mobility, Homes / Dwellings, TinyHouse
When it comes to the perfect weekend getaway, we can’t imagine the thought of a 1956 Commer Q4 is at the top of list – or even on the list for that matter. We think this vintage fire service truck turned 2-person accommodation may change your mind. Introducing the Beer Moth.
If you’re really looking to explore everything the Scottish countryside has to offer on your next vacation, then look no further than this bad boy. Located on the Inshriach House estate in Aviemore, the truck has been completely retrofitted and updated to provide you and your spouse with a solid night’s rest.
The roof has been raised a foot, an oak parquet floor rescued from a Tudor mansion has been hand-laid, and an old cottage door has been given new life on this mobile “hotel.” The Beer Moth comes equipped with one double bed, and while they do allow pets, there are no kids allowed.
The Beermoth. This bizarre truck, following a stint as the B&B (Bed & Buckfast) stage at Inshriach's own Insider Festival, has settled in its present location on Inshriach Estate. Walter, the creator of the Inshriach Yurt, has truly excelled himself in his seemingly never ending quest for a renovation challenge.
Having liberated this 1956 Commer Q4 from the Manston Fire Museum in Kent and wrestled it back to Inshriach House, he has quite literally raised the roof (by a foot). Then he laid an oak parquet floor rescued from a Tudor mansion, salvaged snooker table slate to make a hearth and a fire escape to make a staircase.
The Beermoth now also sports a completely over the top Victorian double bed, the door from one of the (now presumably a little drafty) cottages at the farm, and the former back wall of the doghouse. The mahogany plinth has been replaced with a wood-burner, the inexplicable stuffed squirrel has vacated the premises, and the cutting edge of unusual places to stay has been delighting (and slightly bemusing) guests ever since. Why not pop over to Walter's gin distillery too, recently voted Channel 4's 2015 Shed of the Year!