≡ Menu

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances


This is a feature on a 1971 vintage camper remodel with really cool off-grid appliances. The owners are Jenna and Nabil of Tiny House Giant Journey.

This 1971 Hunter Compact Jr. has gone through several remodels throughout its lifetime as Jenna mentioned in the video. You can also check out the before video to get an idea of what changed in the past year. With the most recent remodel, they were able to maximize the space for storage, a mini kitchen, and a convertible bench-to-bed.

Don’t miss other stories and tours like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more!

Off-Grid Ready Vintage Camper Remodel By Tiny House Giant Journey

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

This is one happy-looking camper. It speaks adventure… In case you’ve noticed, yes, those are solar panels. Scroll down and find out more.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

Those are the benches with an adjustable and removable table.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

This gives you a better look…

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

It easily converts to a bed. Impressive, right? Very smart way to use a 6x6ft space.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

Storage, cabinets, and closet.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

They put racks on the shelf that was formerly for the refrigerator…more space to put things.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

Now, this little box here is actually the refrigerator/freezer and it saves space too!

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

Here’s a look inside.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

This is the mini kitchen…Still the original stove, counter top, and sink. Though most of the cooking is usually done outdoors for the complete camping experience.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

This is the solar generator…Yes, this is what the solar panels are for. And it can also be charged through plugging it to a car.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

This is a chemical toilet, just in case it’s needed…But outdoor and public restrooms are the preferred option.

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

This Vintage Camper Remodel has been going around the country. Maybe you’ll get a chance to see it in one of your camping trips… Who knows? Watch the FULL video tour below…

1971 Vintage Camper Remodel With Off-Grid Appliances

Images via Tiny House Giant Journey/YouTube

FULL Video Tour – Vintage Camper Remodel w/ OFF-GRID APPLIANCES

Learn more

Video Tour | Tiny House Giant Journey | Instagram | Website

Our big thanks to Jenna at Tiny House Giant Journey!🙏

You can share this using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks!

If you enjoyed this you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more!

You can also join our Small House Newsletter!

Also, try our Tiny Houses For Sale Newsletter! Thank you!

More Like This: Tiny Houses | THOWs | Videos

See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses

The following two tabs change content below.
Avatar

Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
Avatar

Latest posts by Alex (see all)

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • September 4, 2019, 1:09 pm

    Hey Alex! That 1971 vintage camper looks really cool! The convertible bench-to-bed is a smart way to live in a camper van.

  • Avatar Fred
    September 4, 2019, 8:45 pm

    I did a little research and found this synopsis of the company that built that trailer…..

    “The trailer was made by a company in California by the name of “Hunter Structures”. They only made trailers for a few years in the 70’s. Hunter Structures built trailers in Chatsworth, California from 1968 thru 1975. They built 2 different 13′ molded fiberglass trailers, the Compact Jr and the Compact II. Some models were called Hunters but they were the same as the Jr or II. Both had rear doors and a center part of the roof that lowered for towing. Depending on options they weigh about 1300 lbs. ready to camp”

    There once was a small fiberglass camping trailer called a “Boler”.
    It was designed and built by a guy who worked with Fiberglass during WWII and made a name for himself up in Canada, making fiberglass 2-piece septic tanks in the 1950’s (at the time, the common way was to dig the hole and create a concrete tank at the site. The two-piece fiberglass tank could be trucked out to the site and assembled right there. Made construction time a lot quicker).
    He modified one into a camping trailer for his family and friends liked it.
    One friend even mentioned that its shape reminded him of an old Bowler hat and the new trailer company was named!
    Once “Boler” camping trailer production started, its popularity seemed to herald a whole movement where companies were switching from Aluminum to Fiberglass as a construction material for their trailers.
    Hunter seems to have been one of those companies.
    They even include the mid-line “belt”, which was were the two halves of the Boler trailer’s body were put together.

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    September 5, 2019, 9:12 am

    I absolutely love this! It is beautiful, practical, and cozy. Great job! (love the storage)

  • Avatar sc
    September 6, 2019, 12:55 pm

    the interior is okay, but it’s the exterior that is a showstopper! so cute!

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next post:

Older post: