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Black Wolfs’ Travel Trailer Reno: Just $400!

It’s easy to look at vanlifers and skoolie conversions and get discouraged that you just don’t have the funds to get a large vehicle or the know-how to fix it up. Meg and Ben managed to get on the road spending only $400 on their renovation of an outdated travel trailer — and as long as it’s short enough, you can easily pull one like this with an SUV.

The end result is a bright and lovely home that they renovated in only a few weeks! Meg said they had little to no experience, but by the end they were able to rely on YouTube tutorials to sew chair covers, put up tile, and lay flooring — and you can do the same. They even painted the exterior a stunning blue color.

They’ve both loved escaping the corporate grind and getting closer to Ben’s indigenous roots. Watch their full tour with Tiny Home Tours below. You can follow Meg and Ben over at @blackwolfwanderers on Instagram.

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Escaping the Corporate Grind in their $400 Trailer Reno

Black Wolf’s Travel Trailer Reno: Just $400!

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Paint goes a long way to update a dark and dingy space!

Black Wolf’s Travel Trailer Reno: Just $400!

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The kitchen looks awesome, but the fruit hammock is my favorite part!

Black Wolf’s Travel Trailer Reno: Just $400!

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VIDEO: Custom Budget $400 Travel Trailer Tiny House


  • Chef’s kitchen
  • Contact paper looks like wood
  • Sewed chair seat covers
  • Lots of paint!
  • Shower with tub (Meg actually uses)

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Joanna Huskey
    October 21, 2020, 6:26 am


  • Anna Wendt
    October 21, 2020, 6:01 pm

    Amazing job!!

  • María Nieves
    October 21, 2020, 6:40 pm

    Lovely! I like you two guys because you had a dream and made it happen. Thank you for sharing your story. 👍🏼

  • Theresa Perdue
    October 22, 2020, 8:53 am

    I am amazed at how far $400 went❣ It looks light and airy and new!?! It gives you hope that you or yours can actually do it also. Wonderful find👍

    • Natalie C. McKee
      October 22, 2020, 1:57 pm

      I totally agree! I would never expect this nice of a reno for just $400!

  • Maria Kentala
    October 22, 2020, 8:57 am

    Beautiful! What is the name brand of this travel trailer?

  • Marsha Cowan
    January 19, 2021, 6:27 pm

    I’ve seen this one before. It is so cute! Inside it is very pretty and well organized. I like the exterior color, too. You did a wonderful job for being first timers! BE proud!

  • Amber
    January 24, 2021, 11:43 am

    You’re absolutely right about the funds/know how overwhelm – this type of project is the perfect for making the seemingly impossible, possible. Maybe just doing it on a smaller scale while you learn is a good way to go. Love it! – this takes eye candy to doable, thank you.

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