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Florry in Cala'n Porter

Florry The Lorry is a self-built motor-home converted from a DAF LF45 7.5 tonne lorry.

Chris and Catherine spend 18 months converting her into their small home on wheels.

Florry was purchased in November 2017 and has been their full-time home since February 2019.

We have been travelling on and off in motorhomes for over 10 years. We often talked about doing a longer trip, or even possibly changing our lives completely and living full time in a motorhome.

3 Years ago we were on a scuba diving holiday in Menorca and we found out one of the instructors actually lived full-time in her converted 7.5 tonne lorry! This got us seriously thinking. Could we do that, could we build our own and live in it. For the next few months we talked about building our own as we were inspired by hers, or should we just buy a bigger motorhome and travel in that instead. Neither of us remember exactly when we decided to build our own, but Chris remembers being in favour of doing a self-build in a large vehicle. Cat remembers finally making the decision in a cafe in a garden centre….