The Neverwas Haul – A Steampunk Tiny House On Wheels

I’ve never seen a tiny house on wheels quite like this. This house, called the Neverwas Haul, was designed and built in 2006 by the ‘Academy of Unnatural Sciences’ and has made an appearance at the Burning Man festival each year since it’s completion.


‘Neverwas Haul, a self-propelled 3-story Victorian House, made from 75% recycled equipment and materials, returns with new interiors, operating system, and collections from its travels around the world (i.e., oddities of the Jules Verne era including a Camera Obscura). The Haul measures 24 feet long by 24 feet high and 12 feet wide and is built on the base of a 5 th wheel travel trailer.’

The Neverwas Project 1


The Neverwas Project 2

The Neverwas Project 3


The Neverwas Project 4

The Neverwas Project 5

The Neverwas Project

Via The Neverwas Haul

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. This is a gorgeous steam punk tiny house on wheels. Love it! Are there some books on floor plans of them?
    How safe and strong are the structure? Will it withstand high winds and harsh winters?

    1. Hi Raven – I don’t think the Neverwas Haul was actually ever intended to fully function as a house and I doubt there are any plans for it either – it’s a pretty unique project! Also, I have no idea as to how structurally sound it is, although it seems stable enough chuggin’ along in the videos. :)

  2. Just saw this on Tiny House Nation. Featured: Season 3, episode 3. The lady wanted a modern steampunk tiny home and this was used for research in the build.

  3. I live in a tiny house in Toronto Still too expensive. Now I would love to live in a steampunk house that is smaller than my house. It’s a work of art. I love it!