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Daniel’s DIY Zen Den Micro Camper

This is Daniel Mohr’s DIY Zen Den Micro Camper.

It’s a micro traveling camper built from recycled materials.

I built my Zen Den from scratch to travel to remote destinations and have a solid secure and warm structure. I wanted it to look good too. Check out the photos of the construction and final product on my website.

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Video: Daniel Mohr’s DIY Zen Den Micro Camper

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  • Joyce January 12, 2016, 3:57 pm

    Like it and when I was younger, would have loved to have one. Now, at 70+ a bathroom has become important! Have to make some adjustments unfortunately.

  • Elizabeth Rubio January 12, 2016, 8:16 pm

    Looks solidly built, and it’s good looking too. Appears warm and snug in the snow photos, so you have apparently achieved your goals, Daniel. Congratulations! Happy trails!

  • Mike January 12, 2016, 11:01 pm

    Good job Daniel. Waaaay better than a tent.

  • Wayne Pedelty January 13, 2016, 7:05 am

    With reference to the lack of a bathroom (toilet) do what the bears do!
    My question precedes that requirement, i. e. what cooking facilities do you have?

  • Jane on Whidbey January 13, 2016, 9:52 pm

    I love this! Congratulations to Daniel on a great design and execution. I love recycled tiny spaces. I’d consider adding this to my tiny home stable. lol

  • Theo January 15, 2016, 3:37 pm

    Nice work on using pallet wood. However, to me it just looks like a place to get out of the weather, sit, and sleep. A compost toilet would be simple enough to add, but no details on anything that I saw – you think an indoor loo is not needed, then go out in snow like that and go, you will become an instant believer. Didn’t see any heat source, didn’t see any cooking area, didn’t see any water source. Granted, there appears to be storage areas, but again, no mention. The only utility of any type I saw was the cooler. There is a LOT that could be done with even the small space available. However, there is no indication that was done. The woodwork looks good, but thumbs down for the execution.

  • Daniel Mohr January 15, 2016, 7:21 pm

    I built this to get out of the weather and upgrade from a tent. I have a camp stove for cooking, and thats about it. I usually bring Water Jugs with me on my trips. Again, this was my solution to driving 3 hrs to the mountains and back to snowboard, or the same for the coast to surf. I’m ok with not using a bathroom…i understand if some of the subscribers need more ammeneties.

  • Erin Parent January 28, 2016, 9:15 pm

    Daniel, I am very much in admiration of your little cabinish trailer. I’ve been collecting ideas to transform my 1964 Montgomery Ward tent trailer into a portable cabin, and it’s important to me that the outside appearance reflect my rustic taste, as much as the inside. You have indeed inspired & motivated me, with yours. I think toting jugs of water and using a camping stove are both great ideas, and I might well come up with a compost toilet built inside a simple, small closet-type enclosure. I live in snow country, also, as are all the places I enjoy camping, so a small Mr.Heater will definitely be required in my little portable cabin. Excellent job, Daniel, and much appreciation to you for sharing your how-to with us all. Blessings & Happy travels! =D

  • Jane January 30, 2016, 6:27 pm

    Fabulous little unit! We have a 23 year old ‘Dingo’ camper trailer, basically a blue tent on trailer with double beds that fold out on timber frame… waiting for the canvas to leak one day so we can maybe look at a similar idea to yours! Thanks for the inspiration, would love to do a big lap around Australia in that one! Unlike Europe and UK, we have plenty of basic toilet facilities for travellers in laybys and even in free camp areas, no need to be too concerned with that aspect.

  • Trisha March 27, 2016, 3:54 pm

    This is pretty sweet! Love the pallet look and windows. How much does it weigh?

  • Richard de Jager June 26, 2016, 2:05 am

    Hi Daniel,
    Excellent build, inspiring to go for as well !!
    As for the comments re Bathroom, Cooking facilities, , guys use your imagination !!!!!
    Add WHAT you like and modify.
    A big Thank You to Daniel for sharing !!!

  • Mike August 15, 2016, 1:58 pm

    Great job,
    What are the dimensions of your camper?

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