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2.5 Years in Their $4k Reclaimed Material Truck Bed Tiny House

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Kelsey and Shane are one awesome couple! On a whim, they decided to build a truck bed camper for their truck and go travel the country. Originally they wanted to hit all 50 states in a year and then go back to “normal life,” but now they’ve been on the road in their DIY rig for 2.5 years!

They built their camper with almost zero planning and very little money! All in all, they only spent $4k and used all kinds of reclaimed materials to make it home sweet home. While they don’t necessarily recommend their design or approach to others, they do think everyone should be living a life they love! What do you think?

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It Took Them Just 43 Days of Hard Work To Build Their $4,000 Truck Bed Tiny House

They have a large, comfy bed with vaulted ceilings.

There’s also a compact kitchen with lots of storage.

They’ve got their instruments hung up on the walls.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • LeAnnette
    July 3, 2022, 3:24 pm

    What totally groovy people, and that house is adorable! They are such an encouragement to get out and live your dreams!

  • vee
    July 3, 2022, 9:08 pm

    Very nice fit for them. — seems like they have everything they need and while not too much info about the necessities, it appears that this couple have found a very nice place to be to travel and see the world. Nice too tho she can create her beautiful jewellery. Interesting also, to me, how they determine laundry needs! How often do clothes need to be washed?? I would agree, probably not that much on the road (or anywhere else).

  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    August 6, 2022, 1:49 pm

    Reminds me of Hippies from the 1960’s. What a time period that was… especially in California during the Vietnam war. U.S. Army, (ret) TX

  • Cynthia Henry
    August 7, 2022, 12:14 am

    I love the interior of this little home! It reminds me of the old shepherds wagons, or gypsy wagons. So much fun! I wouldn’t mind living in this!

  • August 7, 2022, 3:35 am

    I just heard about venus fly traps last week. The person said they eat more crawling insects than flies. Darlene might be hungry…
    Great job on your amazing home. Some very creative ideas.
    Love Lyn

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