Let me step away for a moment, from the monstrous off-road rigs we usually discuss, to something that, while it may be unsuitable for exploring the Sahara, is completely wonderful in its own right; The Beer Moth. Built as more of an on-site camper, a portable cabin that can be moved around the estate, the aesthetic of the Beer Moth is simply superb. It was created by the proprietor of Inshriach House, which is a country estate located in Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. In addition to the large Edwardian country house on the property, which plays host to weddings and events, visitors can camp on the estate in either a Yurt, or the Beer Moth.
The owner has been vigilant in keeping the Beer Moth, based on a 1956 Commer truck, roadworthy. While it’s not an expedition motorhome in it’s own right, I hope you’ll indulge me in enjoying the craftsmanship, and splendid jauntiness of The Beer Moth. You can read more about the creation of the vehicle on the Inshriach House blog (particularly the purchase, some work, its introduction, and some repairs).
If you find yourself in Scotland and would like to spend the night in The Beer Moth, you can book your stay through the Canopy & Stars website.