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DIY Micro Camper That Doubles as a Micro Houseboat!


I had to share this amazing DIY micro camper that doubles as a boat with you. It’s called the Mini Camper Cruiser. And it can even sit up to four people. I guess we can even call this one a micro houseboat!

This boat/camper was originally designed by Craig Titmus of Australia. Right now there are PDF plans you can purchase and download to build it yourself on DuckWorks Boatbuilder’s Supply. The plans cost $35 as I’m writing this. Check it out below and let me know what you think about it in the comments.

DIY Micro Camper That Doubles as a Micro Houseboat!

DIY Micro Camper that Doubles as a Boat - The Mini Camper Cruiser

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DIY Micro Camper that Doubles as a Boat - The Mini Camper Cruiser DIY Micro Camper that Doubles as a Boat - The Mini Camper Cruiser

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DIY Micro Camper that Doubles as a Boat - The Mini Camper Cruiser

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DIY Micro Camper that Doubles as a Boat - The Mini Camper Cruiser

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  • Avatar Greg Burns
    April 10, 2015, 2:37 pm

    What a GREAT and FUN idea! Now all you need is a “classic”, German-built 1960’s “Amphicar” to pull it directly INTO the water! LOL! So whether you want to stay on “dry land” or float into “the drink”, you can do BOTH with just ONE nifty little vehicle! Thanks for sharing! Wishing lots of safe & happy miles ahead…Happy Trails to You! Greg

  • Avatar Lynnette
    April 10, 2015, 5:10 pm

    Creative!

  • Avatar Karen R
    April 10, 2015, 7:20 pm

    What fun!

  • Avatar Al Rotundo
    April 10, 2015, 8:55 pm

    That looks like fun. How much did it cost to build?

  • Avatar Bev
    April 11, 2015, 12:39 am

    How smart! Love all of the innovations on the Tiny House theme! We do not need big and beautiful when we can have all we need in Tiny and Beautiful!

  • Avatar Marsha Cowan
    April 11, 2015, 1:37 am

    Ok…now that’s pretty clever! I am impressed…

  • Avatar Dean
    April 11, 2015, 4:26 pm

    Reminds me of the German Sealander…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2A95B2TfiM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qmQu64qQNA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ARCBhAsgM8
    …but I think the Mini Camper Cruiser does it with a little more “panache”.
    There was also a British trailer, made in the early 60’s, that worked much like the Sealander, but the trailer was separate from the body.

    • Avatar Dean
      May 7, 2015, 7:32 pm

      Sorry for the interruption folks, but….FOUND IT! This is the British amphibious trailer that I aluded to in the above post. This version is in black and white and says it dates from 1967, but the one I saw was in colour and mentioned it was a little earlier. About 1963. I tend to agree more with that one. Anyway, here’s the video….
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZih4oD7uuc

  • Avatar Cal
    April 14, 2015, 8:55 am

    Great idea, I build boats now and have been looking at lighter designs suited for my 48 volt electric outboard conversions, and this one is a winner for my quiet power system. My heavier 17 ft. cabin cruiser will do a day per charge, but this should do a week end easy. There are just a couple things I would change for boating ease, but not much. This with electric drive would be perfect for a couple. only in protected waters of course. Common sense, and positive flotation in any folding design is essential. Good Work on this, Cal

  • Avatar Chris
    June 9, 2015, 9:48 pm

    This is amazing! I am building a boat after finishing my micro trailer… I coulda combined them!

  • Avatar Theo
    April 18, 2016, 8:48 pm

    Looks like it’s based on this. Which has been around for a long time.
    http://www.svensons.com/boat/?p=CabinCruisers/SunFish

    • Avatar Alex
      April 19, 2016, 12:39 pm

      Interesting! Thanks, Theo!

  • Avatar Adam Chapman
    April 19, 2016, 6:15 am

    Hi All,

    If you check out Ken Simpson’s website (listed above), you will see that he has adapted this design (collaboration between Titmus and Simpson) to a larger format as well. He also has some great (and highly affordable) boat designs that would be great for tiny houses. He is a really nice fella too and a great innovator. Also, check out Paul Elkins’ designs (both have folding corflute boat designs)…

  • Avatar Phil
    April 22, 2016, 11:08 am

    Definitely micro. Pretty neat though. Needs a roof pop up of some kind for use as a house boat though.

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