It was only a matter of time before something came along and dethroned #vanlife. Sleeker and more spacious, #Trucklife could just be the next high-end vagabond phenomenon.
The Truck Surf Hotel is a roving surfing retreat built out of a renovated Mercedes Actros truck that rides around Portugal and Morocco in search of the best waves. Think of it as a compact terrestrial cruise ship. Every morning, the captain (er, driver) parks the truck within view of the ocean. A breakfast buffet awaits passengers when they rise—a necessary amenity for travelers who will spend the day catching gnarly waves.
And lest you think sleeping in a truck isn’t plush enough, this Mercedes Actros is tricked out with a hydraulic system that allows the walls and ceiling to expand when parked, creating a legitimately roomy space for up to 10 wave-chasing travelers. All told, the truck has five bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and shower.
Pricing starts at $728 a person for a week-long adventure in Portugal and $590 a person for a week in Morocco.