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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.

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

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Images © Boyd Earl

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

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Then, the framing begins.

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

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Time to put up the roof!

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A look inside…

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The finished product (exterior)…

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Lightweight and easy to tow.

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

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Images © Boyd Earl

Video: DIY Micro Camper with Fold-Down Picnic Table

Highlights: 

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

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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.
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  • 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

    DO U HAVE PLANS AVAILABLE??

  • 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!

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