Guest Post – How I Built the Cutest DIY Cargo Trailer (aka Micro Cabin) Ever
This project was done as a way to quickly and inexpensively enclose my 6’x10′ utility trailer to protect my cargo during transport to the Blue Ridge Mountains where I would start building my own tiny cabin. So I figured, “why not make it cute and practical at the same time?” I bought the trailer new and then built the enclosure around it for about $400 in materials and about a month of labor on my spare time.
I built it on the fly with no plans since it was only intended to keep the rain off my stuff and allow me to lock it up at night. If I hadn’t used reclaimed materials for much of it, I could have finished it a lot faster. But because I used reclaimed materials it took a lot of creative manipulation to make it all work.
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Micro Cabin Cargo Trailer Built for Move to Live Simply
Images © Barbara Diaz
It was challenging to keep it lightweight so that there would be enough weight left for my ‘cargo’. Go ahead and see how I did it below if you want to. Who knows? It might inspire you to do something similar.
12×12 Tiny Cabin they also Built
Images © Barbara Diaz
Video: Building a Micro Cabin on Wheels to ‘Break Free’
As of August 2014 the tiny cabin I built in the mountains is complete on the outside but the inside is still just naked studs. Soon I’ll post photos of how all of that was done too.
Plus I’m also working on converting the micro cabin ‘cargo trailer’ into an actual camper. 🙂 So stay tuned and thanks for checking out my ‘micro cabin on wheels’ which helped me ‘break free’ to the mountains.
Thank you so much for sharing, Barb!
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