≡ Menu

This Man Built a Cheap DIY Micro Camper with Fold Out Picnic Table!

This is Boyd’s cheap DIY Micro Camper.

He built the whole thing himself and you can watch his video tour below.

Please don’t miss other tiny house gems like this – join our FREE Tiny House Newsletter for more

He Built Affordable, DIY Micro Camper with Fold Down Picnic Table!


Images © Boyd Earl

After the ideas and planning, it all truly begins with the trailer!


Then, the framing begins.


Before you know it, you’ve got shelter (almost)


Time to put up the roof!


A look inside…


The finished product (exterior)…


Lightweight and easy to tow.


With the bench seats down, solar panel up on the roof, too!


Images © Boyd Earl

Video: DIY Micro Camper with Fold-Down Picnic Table


  • Fold-down picnic table
  • Solar-powered
  • Metal roof
  • Made from utility trailer
  • Ramp deck and awning
  • Full size mattress

Our big thanks to Boyd for sharing!

You can share this micro house with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. Thanks.

If you enjoyed this micro house you’ll LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Thank you!

More Like This: Explore our Micro House Section

See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses

The following two tabs change content below.
Natalie C. McKee

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 two little kids. She and her family just purchased a small fixer-upper and are starting a self-sufficient homestead on their happy little acre.
{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Avatar Susan
    November 5, 2016, 1:37 pm

    I really like the dual use of the bed as a desk/sofa and then using the desk to extend it at night. Will keep it in mind for my van conversion; really frees up valuable space.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:05 am

      Ya it was very clever! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar ROSEE
    November 5, 2016, 1:48 pm

    I agree! About freeing up valuable spaces. Two thumbs up!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie
      November 7, 2016, 8:05 am

      Yay! 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Alison
    May 10, 2017, 6:12 pm

    I like the front porch. It would make it easy to go in and out–better than a set of tiny steps.

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie C. McKee
      May 11, 2017, 9:39 am

      I totally agree!

  • Avatar MEL
    July 11, 2020, 6:22 pm


  • Avatar Jeffrey Harrington
    July 24, 2020, 5:16 pm

    How did you finish the inside of the roof?

  • Avatar Jamie smith
    August 31, 2020, 9:31 am

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful camper build. The table idea is fabulous. Have fun camping in your mini castle.

  • Avatar Rena Johnson
    October 10, 2020, 10:22 am

    Looks Amazing. Do you have an overall weight on it? How well does it tow going down the highway? I would love to do some thing like this, but as it would be my first time, I have a lot of questions. Best of luck with yours and hope you find lots of great adventures. Thank you for sharing!

  • Avatar James
    November 19, 2020, 6:46 pm

    I love this! Handsome inside and out. Several people have already asked questions that I am curious about. I will monitor your responses to them. Thank you for the ideas and sharing!

  • Avatar Steve Rodgers
    November 27, 2020, 7:53 pm

    Would you consider building another one for me to purchase?

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Next post:

Older post: