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Kirkwood Travel Trailer to Tiny House Conversion

This is the famous Kirkwood Travel Trailer Tiny House Conversion. This custom redesigned travel trailer to tiny home conversion even includes a functioning slide out for extra space once your tiny house is parked in place.

It’s based on a 2004 Fleetwood Prowler travel trailer but the entire interior and exterior have been completely re-finished with features similar to that of a home. This includes windows, french doors, insulation, appliances, furniture, staircase with loft, main floor murphy bed, and more.

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The asking price was $26,500 completely finished or $22,500 if you finish it yourself. This was back in June of 2015. It has long been sold. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?


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This article was updated on August 26, 2019.

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  • Cahow
    May 20, 2015, 10:09 am

    SO glad that you fixed the link to this charmer, Alex. Yesterday, it went ‘nowhere’. πŸ˜€

    Phenomenal build and phenomenal price! Whomever buys this will live in a lovely home. <3

    • Alex
      May 21, 2015, 4:57 pm

      Thanks Cahow πŸ˜€

  • Dominick Bundy
    May 20, 2015, 1:50 pm

    They did a superb job in transforming this travel trailer into a Tiny house.. BRAVO….

  • Lynnette
    May 20, 2015, 2:00 pm

    This is AMAZING!

  • Island girl
    May 20, 2015, 2:10 pm

    This is the whole package, exactly what I could live in full-time. It is expandable, moveable and affordable. Thank you, Alex, for sharing this story with us.

  • Marsha Cowan
    May 20, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Wow! Really clever! Ingenious! Lots of good ideas…

    • Alex
      May 21, 2015, 4:58 pm

      Thanks Marsha! πŸ™‚

  • Neal Golden
    May 20, 2015, 2:21 pm

    Alex, where is this located? How would one best get it to NW?


    • Alex
      May 21, 2015, 4:57 pm

      Hi Neal!

      This one is near Asheville, NC. πŸ™‚

  • Andrea Hardy
    May 20, 2015, 2:40 pm

    sweet! I like it!

  • alice h
    May 20, 2015, 2:45 pm

    Now this looks like something that would work for my situation. Beautiful! I often wondered if this was a good idea and seeing this has made it an unqualified YES! The world of possibilities opens up once again!

  • Sally Schrock
    May 20, 2015, 2:58 pm

    Wow! This is an AMAZING transformation from a generic, plain-vanilla RV to a real home with charm and character. I LOVE it and would buy it in a heartbeat!

  • Nita
    May 20, 2015, 3:17 pm

    This is the cutest one I have ever seen.

  • Nita
    May 20, 2015, 3:19 pm

    where is this located?

    • Alex
      May 21, 2015, 4:56 pm

      It’s near Asheville, NC Nita πŸ™‚

  • tegmapat
    May 20, 2015, 5:02 pm

    Love the murphy bed. I’ve often wondered why more don’t use that idea in their tiny homes. I also like the lock-overhead ladder idea, and the cat-walk play area which could be used many othe ways, too. However, for small children, I’d want a grate over the large window. Super house! Wish I could live in it!

  • Tammy
    May 20, 2015, 7:38 pm

    Look at all this space!!! I love it! Great use of space!

  • Donatella
    May 20, 2015, 7:51 pm

    Wow!!! Holy hybrid, Batman! Love the use of wood!

  • Donatella
    May 20, 2015, 7:54 pm

    More comments on second thought – any idea how much weight this added to the original model, and boy, it sure looks nicer without those awful ‘dinette’ table and benches and with real wood instead.

  • Rich
    May 20, 2015, 8:29 pm

    I will ask (as Donatella has mentioned more kindly) if the chassis is rated/capable of carrying that much weight and what kind of vehicle is required to pull it?

  • Comet
    May 20, 2015, 10:22 pm

    The kitchen “island” in this kitchen is the HARBOR FREIGHT WOODEN WORKBENCH—they did different handles on the drawers. We have this same one as our kitchen island—we LOVE it. The four drawers are felt lined; the shelf underneath is very sturdy; this is routinely used by people to do re-loading and that requires a very sturdy build! IT comes with a vice but we left that part off–as did these folks! Might come in handy in some peoples kitchens tho!

    We did a few small hacks—we added a piece of decorative small molding to the rear to prevent drop offs; we used dowels to fill in the holes on the bench top (this is for things used when this is used AS a workbench) If I was to build another one (and they are far easier than ANY IKEA piece to build!) I would stain the cut ends of the dowels a contrasting color) sanded the top and poly’d several coats; and added the IKEA wooden “spice racks” to the ends which seemed made for these! We thought we would need to add “full depth” drawer slides but after a year the drawers are FINE–and we have NO other drawers in the kitchen—but you could always do that just shop for the best price–on line not at the big box places.

    Love spotting these in various uses.

  • Marcy
    May 20, 2015, 11:50 pm

    May I just add my compliments to everyone else’s? Nicely done!

  • Alicia
    May 21, 2015, 1:19 am

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Even if I can’t purchase this one, maybe someday I can make these changes to a camp trailer of my own. I love what they’ve done and would love to make something similar into my own home!

  • Paula
    May 21, 2015, 2:39 am

    Thanks for bringing us this one. Lots of good ideas, and nice use of materials. Now I can’t decide if I want a murphy bed, or a pullout one. Someone will be getting a nice home at a reasonable cost.

  • gale
    May 21, 2015, 5:49 am

    What a great little home. Very nicely done with everything you need and room to live. This is a real deal for anyone wanting a tiny house…even us oldsters with the bad knees. Great job guys! I love it.

  • Susanne
    May 21, 2015, 7:57 am

    Converting something is not always cheaper or better…though I am surprised myself in saying that-the mobile home I mentioned in another post was not cluttered as this place, had more storage, and nothing had to be hidden away when not in use. Only 14,000 purchased from the first buyer. It just could not be moved easily, only negative about it… Plus each room was distinct, you knew what was the living room, what was the bedroom, etc… Not running into each other.

    • Laurie
      September 15, 2015, 11:27 pm

      Can you provide a link to the one that you are referring to Susanne? Thanks!

  • Chel
    May 21, 2015, 8:20 am

    I like a lot about this one for its feel, layout and furniture.
    I wonder about the child proofing on the loft. It is reassuring that no one can fall down from there BUT fire gives me the heebie jeebies. I see no quick access or escape when rapidity is of the utmost importance. The crawl space would be fun for children playing but a nightmare for an adult in a hurry.
    I hope all is good for the occupants of this house.

    • David
      May 22, 2015, 6:44 am

      I am glad to see that someone else besides me sees the safety issue here, that that is fire. Yes, I am retired, a former FF/EMT and a kid stuck upstairs if there was a fire, their life would be over. Another safety issued is the weight of the add-on versus the construction of the trailer to begin with. I wonder about the stability of this unit. It seems to me that to put an upstairs in like that, the walls would have to have been opened up and support added. Why? I was on an auto accident on the Interstate within our fire district. A semi passed an SUV towing a travel trailer. At 65mph, the side wind blew that SUV & Trailer where both rolled over, the only thing left recognizable of the trailer, was the trailer deck and wheels. Everything else disintregated. With that much weight on the roof, I’d be scared to tow this unit. Just my thoughts.

      • Chel
        May 23, 2015, 5:04 am

        Glad to read your wisdom here David.
        I am sometimes dismissed at home for being paranoid when looking to prevent trouble. I don’t like too many rules and regulations, just a good application of common sense.
        Hopefully, your insight will be taken on board by builders and designers.

  • Brooke
    May 21, 2015, 12:01 pm

    Alex, the link (kirkwoodtinyhomes) is not working for me. Has anyone else had this problem? Do you know what state it is in?

    • Alex
      May 21, 2015, 4:59 pm

      Hi Brooke, give it a try now, seems to be working at the moment. And I believe it’s in North Carolina near Asheville πŸ™‚

  • Colleen
    May 22, 2015, 5:12 am

    I live in york pa how would I be able to live in this year round comfortably and pipes not freezing up

  • Doug
    May 25, 2015, 12:37 am

    What an incredibly good idea for a children’s space, which takes up minimal room and gives the adults a little/lot of something extra. Kudos.

  • Jason Humbracht
    May 26, 2015, 1:48 am


  • Julie J.
    May 26, 2015, 5:37 pm

    I love this home, and it is so affordable:)

  • Debby Young
    May 27, 2015, 12:03 pm

    I like the idea of adding on to a travel trailer. It would work well in areas of the country where they charge way too much for a tiny house. I saw one the other night and figured that it was about $265.00 per sq. ft. I couldn’t see why it would cost that much? There was nothing fancy about it. They didn’t even use high end finishes?

    • M
      June 23, 2015, 8:38 pm

      The better to move it with my dear! Its for sale so assuming still wheeled for where new owner wants to put it.

  • Jane
    May 27, 2015, 11:14 pm

    What a great idea! Very creative. But I wonder why it is still on wheels?

  • Theo
    June 6, 2015, 1:01 am

    Now that I like, especially the bed. Hate loft beds. The outside could be better, but it does say it is not finished, and even at that it looks better than some I’ve seen. And the price is much, much, more realistic than much smaller homes being listed at two or three times the price of this one. More for a static home than for travel, but if I were going to travel much I’d want something smaller, but I could happily live in that. Most of the tiny homes I see I would change a lot of things, but this one, would probably change very little, however the roof is crying out for solar panels. All in all, I like it.

    • Theo
      June 6, 2015, 1:05 am

      Almost forgot, a covered porch would be nice too.

  • Melody
    June 6, 2015, 10:35 am

    I think the windows are wonderful! Lots of light and views. I would not have thought of a dormer on an RV. I live 5 1/2 months in a 33 ft. 1977 Royal International Travel trailer and could live in it year round and be quite content. It has so much storage I am amazed. It is insulated so can be lived in year round. I would seriously consider having it moved to a Tiny Home community and a friend and I have just started thinking about buying land and starting one. We are doing some research on what people have done. What I would miss most is my Speed Queen washer and dryer, so I think I’d put on a laundry/entry way. I only pay $800 plus electric for May 1 to Oct. 15 for my spot in a campground and there is no charge to leave it here for the winter months.

    • chris
      June 10, 2015, 1:56 pm

      Hi-our plan is to live in two trailers, one in MN in Summer – we are at a campground now but pay twive what you say you opay-wher are you at? And then in winter I could definitely live in a trailer in the warm climate. OR if we got something in a nice year round climate just one trailer and live there year round.

  • Mary Corbett
    June 27, 2015, 5:59 pm

    This is cozy and comfortable looking and the price is reasonable. Where geograhically is it? Thank you in advance.

    • D Hall
      August 19, 2015, 6:33 am

      Please read above information before inquiring. The same questions are asked over and over again. I always read these blogs from the beginning, even though I don’t usually have a question, but then my questions I would have at times are already answered. Please everyone reade above about the firefighters concern for the potential fire hazard of the loft with no escape route.

  • virginia stanley
    June 28, 2015, 8:48 pm

    Its very nice but I think the added weight probably has compromised the
    Travel trailer they started with.One reason these are so cheaply built is that the weight has to be minimized. Loft safety is also a factor to consider.EAsy egress is mandated in houses for a reason. Its innovative but u probably cant travelanymore so ????

  • Nancy O
    July 2, 2015, 4:32 pm

    I like this! I think the only thing I would change is in the loft area…closing in one end to put a mattress up there for when the grandkids come to visit. I wish I had the money to purchase this right now! I would also install solar panels at some point, put this on an acre of land and grow my own food..and freedom!

  • kirche
    July 2, 2015, 4:42 pm

    i love it… and i hate it.

    but mostly hate it.

    too clunkish and junkish : (

  • Matt
    July 8, 2015, 12:43 am

    I am not finding any working links to the manufacturer web sight…. Can anyone help me out?

    • Alex
      July 8, 2015, 11:16 am

      Hey Matt I’m not sure what happened to their website. I’ll leave the links up for a while just in case they’re working on their site.

  • Makenna
    July 11, 2015, 6:33 pm

    I can’t seem to make the link work? Is there a different one people are using that works? Is there a way to get in contact with the owner? Thanks!

  • cynthia wells
    July 12, 2015, 3:59 pm

    My questions are First what is the maximum height limit allowed to move a traveling home along with the width? Also when it come to turning a traveling trailer into a traveling home how strong should you or can you build the bottom to add a loft as in the Kirkwood travel trailer? I am 330lbs and if I was to build such a place I would want to make sure I and my belongings will not fall through to the ground.
    My other question is I would be traveling all over the U.S.A. and maybe to our neighboring countries doing gardening classes and Christian missionary work does anyone have a suggestions in adding small green house windows/ Bay windows or even Hydroponic water walls throughout the travel trailer for teaching and eating? I was thinking of an extension on the front and or back with like a greenhouse/ Sunroom. the humidity is my big concern but I would also be wanting to have a decent size wood/cooking stove and for heating/ clothes drying to be used through out the trailer. I stand 6’1″ in height so I am not a short person but my goals is to put in my treadle sewing machine, my looms, spindles and quilting, amongst my canning supplies. Any leads to accomplishing this trailer or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Oh yes any advice for when I am looking at trailers , what should I be seriously looking at so I do not have any major/ costly oops?

    • Laurie
      September 15, 2015, 11:37 pm

      Cynthia, you have many questions. Keep surfing, reading, learning….. There is not “one place” with all the answers…. Too bad there isn’t a tiny house school. πŸ˜‰

  • Averil
    September 16, 2015, 5:49 pm

    It’s charming Alex, thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

  • Carol Perry
    September 24, 2015, 7:30 am

    I love all the details. You have thought of everything, it’s fixed really cute! I love the flower boxes and your garden area! Enjoy your new place!

    Carol Perry

  • Saga
    May 20, 2016, 10:42 am

    I like the interior a lot. And there are so many good ideas. The murphy bed, the kitchen, the pill down stairs.
    The outside though, looks like a tiny house roof smacked into a trailer. Which is what it is. But I think the two aren’t combined well. I would have either clad the loft in trailer siding or the trailer in wood siding.

  • jm
    May 24, 2016, 1:21 am

    All lofts should have a push-out escape window. Also many of these trailers have the same problems with floors rotting out from underneath or above in the event of water leakage from kitchen or bath or shower. That would be considered a maintenance issue and not covered by insurance. Repair/replacement is pretty expensive. It is why they DE-preciate instead of APpreciate. You get what you pay for and sometimes it doesn’t last but–how long do you think you will live?

  • Jeri
    November 28, 2016, 3:57 pm

    Is there anyway to get plans for this type of tiny house? We have a trailer very similar just no slide out. Thanks

  • Diane
    February 25, 2019, 6:57 pm

    Looking at the closet I wanted to share this space saving idea. Get rid of those tubular hangers and triple your closet space by using wire hangers or those thin plastic onces but dump the clunky plastic. Big time space saver.

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