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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.

Daniel’s DIY Zen Den Micro Camper

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Video: Daniel Mohr’s DIY Zen Den Micro Camper

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  • Avatar Joyce

    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.

  • Avatar Elizabeth Rubio

    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!

  • Avatar Mike

    Good job Daniel. Waaaay better than a tent.

  • Avatar Wayne Pedelty

    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?

  • Avatar Jane on Whidbey

    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

  • Avatar Theo

    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.

  • Avatar Daniel Mohr

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Avatar Trisha

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

  • Avatar Richard de Jager

    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 !!!
    Richard

  • Avatar Mike

    Great job,
    What are the dimensions of your camper?
    Thanks,
    Mike

  • Avatar Chuck

    Good job Daniel. I am sure you built to meet your needs, not most of the crtics.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee

      And that’s what matters!

  • Avatar Chuck Lemmons

    Daniel, I’m in the process of planning a very similar unit. I was hoping you might share what kind of mattress you have. I like the idea of putting a fold a way unit in a box.

    Thanks

  • Avatar Ali

    Very inspiring! Love both the outside appearance and the wood variation inside. Big enough for the basics yet small enough to tow easily…love it!

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