Who Knew Firetrucks Also Made Great Bed and Breakfasts?
If you’re traveling on holiday to the Scottish Highlands, why not book a stay in this truly unique firetruck converted into a bed and breakfast? Located at the Inshriach House in Aviemore, Scotland, the distinctive overnight stay is inside a 1956 Commer Q4 fire support truck, liberated from the Manston Fire Museum. Dubbed “The Beermoth”, its owner set about converting the utility vehicle into a utilitarian seasonal getaway. Truck performance is to be expected. Complete with high and low four-wheel drive gearing, cruising speed is said to be a dawdling 35 mph on these models. But the hotel room on wheels has a bit more to offer than that. RELATED: See photos of the 1967 Ford C-Cab Fire Truck
The truck’s bed has been retrofitted with oak parquet floorboards that were yanked from a Tudor mansion. The rear door was lifted from one of the historic cottages on the farm, the back wall allegedly from the doghouse, and the canvas roof was raised by a foot to accommodate people rather than fire hoses.
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Surprisingly, most of the necessities look to be there. There’s a kitchenette and plenty of cookware as well as a wood-burning stove, and though it isn’t pictured – a horse trailer converted into a sauna.
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Check out the link if you’re interested in the barebones highland experience. Reservations are for a minimum of two nights at around $100 a night. Given the scenery, it’s not a bad price.