The 1953 five-passenger housecar


NEXT TIME you’re out driving, don’t be surprised if you see a little brown-shingled house come spinning down the highway. Now on the market is a mobile cottage mounted on a heavy-duty truck chassis and powered by a six-cylinder engine that pro- vides a home on wheels for five persons. There’s a kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, sink, a large breakfast nook, driving controls, and tiled bathroom containing a shower, flush toilet and a lavatory. Water from an 80-gallon storage tank is supplied to the taps under pressure. A 20-gallon gas-fired hot-water heater and a built-in septic tank complete the plumbing. At the rear of the 31-foot self-contained unit is a large sofa which converts into a double bed. The kitchen table and seats fold into another double bed and a fifth person sleeps on a ledge by the windshield.


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