This story begins in 1994 with Hardy Evans negotiating a trade for a 1946 International K B-6 truck which he offered the other party an equally dated and weathered truck. From there he spent 3 years restoring the International to working and aesthetically pleasing condition. Terry and Hardy evans then decided they would build a “Rolling Home” with their newly restored International as the tow vehicle. So first things first, they built a garage for construction (no small task on its own). They then traveled to RV manufacturers and researched to get a better understanding of the principles of building a rolling home. They have now built two rolling homes, the wayzalot and the “Wayzless”. so it would seem they have some expertise! The first iteration of the rolling home they built was finished in 1999. Terry and Hardy enjoyed the “Wayzalot” for 11 years until the unthinkable happened. They were caught in an accident while traveling to an RV show and completely destroyed thier imaginative and custom creation. A sad day indeed to see such craftmanship destroyed. Thankfully noone was seriously injured.
The Original – “Wayzalot”
It turns out the Evans family is quite resilient and decided to rebuild after deliberating over it for a few months. They started over in 2010. They built the 2nd version of thier “Hardy Home” on a fifth wheel frame with a back porch, smaller interior, a trolley top roof, and a bay window in front. This time around they decided to add garage space in front and has a basement under the floor which will hold all the camping equipment and tools. The Evans’s were actually able to salvage the stained glass windows (one of the few usable items left after the accident) from the origianl “Wayzalot” as well as the back door.
The New Version – “Wayzless”
The result is a ground up custom rolling home completed not once, but twice by Terry and Hardy Evans. I cant get over how much time, effort and resources must have went into both of these projects much less the perserverance it takes to start over after a tragedy like that. An inspiring story to say the least and the pictures are a feast for the eyes. If you would like more information you can visit the Wayzalot and Waysless Website for more pictures and background story.
You can also see a video from the Travel Channel that offers an interview and offers a slideshow of this story.