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They Turned This Cargo Trailer Into A Cozy, Stealthy, And Beautiful Camper


This is the story of one couple’s beautiful, cozy, and stealthy cargo trailer tiny house conversion named Minnie. It’s a 112-sq.-ft. trailer turned into a very nice camper!

Why is it so exciting? Well, when you see it you’ll understand. But it features a king bed, full bath with toilet and shower, and a flip-up table. It’s really cool what you can do with one of these trailers, don’t you think? With this one, they used the area over the trailer hitch to create a spacious shower.

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Cargo Trailer Turned DIY Tiny House RV with Awning. It All Started With This 16′ Trailer.

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It was custom made to their specs with 7-ft. ceilings.

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They didn’t expect it to take almost two years to complete!

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But in the end, we think it worked out…

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Lots of storage under the bed.

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Building the kitchen…

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The other side of the house is where the bathroom/shower is.

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Adding lighting…

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This area, over the hitch, is where the bathroom will be located.

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Shower with bonus space.

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It turned out nice.

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Quite nice, isn’t it?

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Toilet room and shower .

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The bedroom with storage.

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A custom, quality travel trailer with 112-sq.-ft. of space.

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They use the custom trailer for camping.

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They plan on doing some boon-docking soon.

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It’s even equipped with a built-in awning.

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Have you ever considered a cargo trailer conversion like this?

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What do you prefer, a van conversion, or a cargo trailer conversion, like this? Obviously, this is going to be cheaper to build than most van conversions.

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Video Tour – Unbelievable Cargo Trailer Conversion (They Turned It Into A Beautiful Tiny Camper)

Follow Up Video – Couple’s Cargo Trailer Conversion Questions Answered

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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!
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  • Avatar Jade Williamson
    June 25, 2020, 11:14 am

    This looks so neat and tidy and very good use of space! I like it, and I like that it is stealthy

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      June 25, 2020, 1:30 pm

      Very handy if you’re going to be boondocking!

  • Avatar nora g
    June 25, 2020, 7:11 pm

    Excellent Work!
    Cozy!
    Bright & Cheery 😉

  • Avatar Maria Kentala
    June 26, 2020, 7:03 am

    Beautifully done. Great job!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      June 27, 2020, 1:04 pm

      Agreed!

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue
    June 26, 2020, 7:14 am

    impressive for sure. I like how they put the footrest in the shower, I have never seen that before and it is a great idea. I would want at least a curtain for the toilet room but that’s just me. All in all it’s a great little stealthy home away from home.

    • June 26, 2020, 3:34 pm

      Hi Theresa! We addressed the open toilet fix in our follow-up video on YouTube. Thanks for checking out our cargo trailer conversion! 🙂

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      June 27, 2020, 12:58 pm

      Yes the footrest is a neat idea.

  • Avatar Blair Govan
    July 1, 2020, 9:27 pm

    Curious what the total cost of the project was? Very impressive!!!!

  • Avatar BJ
    July 5, 2020, 2:37 am

    I do like it. I have thought of going this route. I am anxious if they could give a cost estimate
    if done in a shorter time frame. People would be interested. Also the weight now its finished. It
    would be nice to travel in.

  • Avatar Susan
    July 11, 2020, 1:24 pm

    Very nicely done! I’d add a stool/small ladder to get up to the bed, but that’s definitely a minor issue. First floor bed! Perfect…

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