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He built a lightweight popup micro-camper that he can tow w/ his compact car

This is the story of Jas and the lightweight popup micro-camper that he can easily tow with his compact car.

It’s a pop-up camper – it’s ultra-lightweight – and he designed and built it himself.

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How he built a lightweight pop-up micro-camper

Although it was home-built, it looks very professional, doesn’t it? The curves, the windows, the lights… Well done!

And yes… It’s a pop-up camper!

Here’s a look in sleep mode… Watch the video below for the full tour and story on it.

Here it is in day mode. Pretty nice, right?

VIDEO – Couldn’t find his dream popup micro-camper, built it instead

So what do you think? Isn’t it awesome that he designed and built exactly what he wanted?

Best yet, he did it for a total cost of 8,500 euros, according to the article at Faircompanies. And if he would’ve bought the comparable model, it would have been 34,000 euros.

He’s even built custom toy vehicles for his nephews! Be sure to watch the video above because it’s really interesting. Our big thanks to Faircompanies for capturing and sharing this awesome popup micro-camper story.

Before he ever built a camper, he designed and built his own audio speakers. He had also built a number of other things. Which is why it makes sense that he did so well with this, right?

Would you ever consider designing and building your own micro camper kind of like this, even if it doesn’t come out nearly as nice as this one?

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YouTube | Kirsten Dirksen/YouTube Channel | Faircompanies | Jurries Website

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  • jb
    August 8, 2019, 11:07 am

    Nice, but still a trailer on wheels. Pop up will require maintenance if not replacement as time goes on.

    • jerry
      August 8, 2019, 8:38 pm

      I agree, it is too complicated. I’d leave off both the roof and side pop out as not needed. I’d also just varnish/epoxy the wood cutting a lot of work, cost.
      I think I like the Basecamp better set up.
      Done this way with some used things like fridge it could be done for well under $2k. And building it is just like building a model airplane especially is kept simple. KISS

  • Kris
    August 8, 2019, 11:18 am

    I think it’s wonderful and would love to have one like it. Unfortunately, I’m an elderly female on a fixed income who barely knows one end of a hammer from the other. Thus, I definitely wouldn’t be able to build anything like that myself. Kudos to him for his talent and ingenuity.

  • Bob and Linda Markle
    August 8, 2019, 5:23 pm

    Hi from Bob M. Very impressive and professional looking-an impressive build. We are just finishing up a pop-up conversion which will be featured on this web site. We are sorting thru the build photos and drawings to submit the best ones. It took us a bit over a year from start to finish and was a fun project but not out of the reach of an average person to build. We learned a lot along the way. thanks for sharing with us. Bob M.

  • Bill Burgess
    August 8, 2019, 6:30 pm

    Amazingly efficient and marketable. Kinda like a Westy without the driveability but at this weight profection. I would imagine in a factory setting this would be a bestseller FAR superior to a teardrop at almost the same weight. Even the working poor could have this to keep from being homeless…Say…That is SUCH a great idea….Why don’t we start a Cult Following and get some crowd funding? Put me on the list as I bet my Prius could tow it.

  • Lauren
    August 8, 2019, 9:44 pm

    Ummm, wow!! What talent and skill!

  • Claude Philippe Pariseault
    March 12, 2020, 1:34 pm

    34,000Euros for a new one or 50,000$Cd for that small trailer, looks like a real robbery to me.

  • Marsha Cowan
    February 3, 2021, 9:30 pm

    Pretty doggone cool!

  • Susan
    February 7, 2021, 1:42 pm

    Wow! Very creative. I’d definitely hire him to build me one, if he lived in the US. It’s done to his own, personal, specifications. I’d hire him to build anything!

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