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Toyota Ski Chalet


I thought you might get a kick out of this “Hippy Shack” I built on the back of a 1988 Toyota pickup. I use it as my ski chalet. It has a 7-foot-long ski locker and a heated boot locker. A domed skylight provides passive solar heat, but it also has a propane heater and a wood-burning stove.… Also a sink and a stove with an oven.

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At 98 square feet, it has a queen-sized bed over the cab, a twin in the back, and a small couch in the middle. It’s made almost entirely out of salvaged materials … framed and sided out of someone’s old redwood deck. Here are a few pictures. Thanks for looking.

Mark “Riz” Rislove

9 Responses to Toyota Ski Chalet

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Dave T. says:

    Mark . . . A blast from the past. Perhaps you are still in contact with my brother Steve. This is Dave, his little brother. We spent many a summer roaming the canyons of Los Alamos. Your ski chalet is great and I’m sure it serves you well. Drop me a line and we can catch up on the past 35 years.Cheers! “”

  3. Mirena says:

    It’s amazing! Really nice job! Well done and keep the spirit!
    Warm Regards,

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very functional, cute and yes hippy!

  5. Anonymous says:

    outrageously cool………………

  6. Alie says:

    Atta boy Riz!! Love that hippie shack!

  7. andrew fox says:

    saw you parked at mary jane this past weekend and a friend says you live in the neighborhood (old town FC)…we were camped in my white homemade ford campervan, parked next to the challenger lift, one of our favorite “wheel estate” locations during winter weekends… Cheers, Andrew

  8. Sherm says:

    Nice looking mobile shack Riz!! Great you posted info & pics.

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