Neverwas Haul – Shannon O’Hare, 2006

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Neverwas Haul is a self-propelled Victorian home of 8 wheels and three floors, composed at 75% recycled equipment and materials, which changes regularly with new interiors, engines and collections from his travels around the world.
This house invites members of the traveling Academy of Non-Natural Sciences in their quest to circle the earth without using a Zeppelin.
Inspired by the fantastic stories of Jules Verne and HG Wells, the Haul was designed by Shannon O’Hare and built by a team of volunteers at the Berkeley shipyard, California, in 2006. Originally intended to be a "mutant vehicle" for the art festival Burning Man in Nevada.
The Neverwas Haul measures 7,30 meters long on 7,30 meters high and 3,65 meters wide, It is built on the basis of a fifth wheel trailer and the second and third floors of the structure are stored in the first for towing on motorways..
When fully constructed and set up for the Burning Man exhibit, the Neverwas Haul is capable of propelling itself at a maximum speed of 8 km / h and requires a crew of ten people to operate safely, Victorian homes notoriously lack a rear view mirror. At present, Neverwas Haul lives in Obtainium Works, an "art car factory" located in Vallejo, in California, owned by O’Hare and home to several other "auto-entrepreneurs".
The Neverwas Haul was built as a way to explore the Black Rock Desert for Burning Man festivals by 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015. It was also presented at Maker’s Faire, Carson City Admissions Day. Handcar parade and regatta. They welcome all like-minded people who want to participate with them in this ongoing business.
This animated tour of the film Neverwas Haul was carried out by the charming Renée de la Prade and the Culann Dogs. It's a good song too! Land of lost things – Neverwas Haul Tour

Here is a brief chronology of Neverwas Haul expeditions over the years.
2006-2007 Birthplace and operating base : Berkeley shipyard, California
2006: First trip to Burning Man , Nevada parade in Carson City, NV
2007: Temporary base at American Steel Studios in West Oakland, California
2007: Burning Man, Maker’s Faire in San Mateo, California
2009: Burning Man, Maker’s Faire
2010: Burning Man, Emerson Pirates in Pleasanton, California
2011: Handcar regatta in Santa Rosa.
2012-present Base: Obtainium Works à Vallejo, California
2012: Burning Man Wedding, Samuel et Katherine
2015: burning man
2018-19: Lyft Art Park in Las Vegas
The Neverwas Haul has three main sections: the engine room, the command bridge and the lounge. The engine room stores additional loads and can accommodate up to six people. The command bridge is dominated by a steering bar. There is a hydraulic throttle and a dead man switch for emergency stops. The living room is well distributed, it has a bar, of a library, a veranda, upholstered vintage chairs and a dark room. There are even stairs leading to the “widows walk” which offers a view on the roof. The Neverwas Haul is primarily a large, highly detailed work of kinetic art.
The Neverwas Haul is featured in books, on television and in several music videos.
The Neverwas Haul is currently on display at Lyft Art Park in Las Vegas as part of a rotating exhibition of works of art by Burning Man (2018-2019).
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Founder of mm2 France, oto6, then from Sixmania. The 6 wheels and more have always been a passion for me. It started in 1980 thanks to a certain Christian de Léotard, you know ?

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