Travel+Noire, one of the leading travel publications in the world, has hailed a two-storey building that rests on the back of a lorry complete with wheels as one of Kenya's most unique.
Built by Ian Wafula, a former KTN and BBC journalist, the one-bedroom house in Makutano junction, Machakos County boasts a spacious living room, a bedroom with a queen bed and a rooftop area.
"The two-story home is built on wheels, and unlike typical mobile and trailer homes, the wheels stay on the house. After all, the wheels are a part of the home’s foundation," the publication noted.
"The Truck House in Nairobi transports you into a different world compared to the bustling capital. It’s a space to relax, work remotely and connect with nature."
On the ground floor, the house hosts a fully-furnished living space and a well-decorated bathroom that was designed with the latest interior decor.
The first floor offers a cosy bedroom with a projector that allows its occupants to entertain themselves during their period of stay.
In an interview with Kenyans.co.ke in May 2021, shortly after completing its construction, the journalist noted that he was inspired to embark on the project to create a unique experience with his house.
While seeking inspiration online, the journalist ended up at a car yard in Thika, where he set his sights on an old government truck.
He then placed a deposit and transported the truck to his land, where the construction began.
"I initially wanted to build a container home but later decided to get a truck and build around it instead," he explained.
The compound has a small pool, and as for the truck head, Wafula explained that he had plans to turn it into an office.
"Everyone who was coming there thought I was crazy. A neighbour even offered to give me two containers to build a house in exchange for the truck," he divulged.