Kunming Man Converts Cargo Truck Into 8.5sqm Mobile Home

A Chinese woman sits in a cargo truck that has been transformed into a mobile home.

Kunming Chinese couple convert cargo truck into mobile home.

From NetEase:

Kunming car owner converts cargo truck into “small house”

A car owner in Kunming has converted a cargo truck into a mobile home. There is 8.5 square meters of usable area, and one can cook, sleep, go online, and watch television in the car. This mobile home including the vehicle and renovations cost under 130,000 yuan, and because of its low cost and comprehensive features, netizens have called it history’s most niu mobile home.

A Chinese woman sits in a cargo truck that has been transformed into a mobile home.

A mobile home made from a transformed delivery truck, complete with a flat screen television and refrigerator.

A Chinese man uses the computer in his mobile home converted from a cargo truck.

The kitchen of a truck transformed into a mobile home in Kunming, China.A space for house cleaning tools in a Kunming mobile home.

The front cab of the cargo truck that has been converted into an 8.5 square meter mobile home.

A young Chinese woman sitting in her mobile home in Kunming, China.

A shoe rack inside a cargo truck in Kunming, China that has been transformed into a mobile home for two.

Comments from NetEase:

尼姑村牛村长 [网易广西防城港市网友]:

Good thinking, able to solve the current high housing price problem, and it doesn’t block anything, you can go wherever you want.

rititou [网易上海市网友]:

To create a mobile home like this shows the owner’s helplessness in the face of reality [high housing prices]. Wish the best for you guys!

不关闭评论了 [网易河南省新乡市网友]:

Housing money was indeed saved, but can you afford the parking expenses?

江左儿 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

Everyday the vehicle will shake, there’s some things I wouldn’t be used to. I’d still need to go get a [hotel] room or something every few days!

这名字取得让人无语 [网易广东省网友]:

This really is not bad!
Though, it wouldn’t be forcibly demolished, would it?

10月10百年国庆 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

Sigh…now that the media has exposed this, they won’t be able to live in it anymore… Just wait, a relevant department will find them to have a talk.


This clearly isn’t something that was made because they don’t have money to buy a house. This is made by people who have money and are so ball-achingly bored with nothing to do so they can go vacationing when they have free time.

世界最终是那群孙子们的 [网易福建省泉州市网友]:

Good thing the prostitute [in Chinese, a pun for “journalist/reporter”] had a conscience this time and added a mosaic to the vehicle’s license plate number. Otherwise, [the owners] will be fined again by the transportation authorities.


This kind of self-renovated mobile home will fall apart after not long. You can see it in the photos, many places weren’t designed to absorb shock/movement.

jiuguiyi [网易浙江省网友]:

Look at the woman’s expression of grief and resentment.

zhukailiang0 [网易山东省网友]:

Sigh! Look at this society, forcing people to such ends!

What do you think of this mobile home?


Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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