Texas Trailer Ranch
Among client's cherished possessions is an antique structured aluminum home (perhaps not vacation) truck, in which he wished to relocate the truck towards family members' preferred spot on their South Texas farm overlooking the Nueces River. Because of the fragile geology and flash-flood prone nature of this riverside place, the truck's basis and protection needed special considerations. The ensuing option would be a steel-framed, metal-roofed cradle, appropriate home among the existing rain barns and ranch equipment sheds. The cradle lifts the truck over the flood plain and offers accessory components, sweeping river views, and safe use of the fishing/swimming hole. The cradle is anchored by a concrete blockhouse containing utilities, storage, and restroom and topped by a screened resting loft. Rainwater harvesting is SOP in South Texas. The truck inside is refurbished with bamboo panels. Indoor lighting effects is supplied by Light-emitting Diode cove & mini-spots. The Ipe and Douglas Fir decking is FSC certified.