Paul Elkins fell for micro-camping in 2002 when he toured the country in his cabover “stealth camper”. Sure he could make something more affordable, this year he began building a nomadic micro-shelter based on the Airstream design. [Downloadable plans: http://www.elkinsdiy.com/plans/ ]
For years, Paul Elkins has been touring the country in what he calls a “stealth camper.” You’re not going to believe this one until you see. First of all, unlike most other small homes we see, this one is attached to a bicycle.
It weighs only 60 pounds and only cost Paul $150 to make! He used four recycled fluted-plastic campaign signs that he scored from a recent election, a $20 used bike, six pine boards he got for a dollar at Home Depot, duct tape, zip ties, and screws.
But his “home away from home” isn’t just shelter. It’s a fully functional camper. On the outside, it looks like it’s the size of a doghouse, but on the inside, it’s breathtaking.
The home contains a stove, a bread-pan sink, a counter, food storage, shelving, clothing storage, a bed, LED lighting, and a skylight, and it’s is even insulated.
For anyone who needs an emergency home or wants to travel, this little piece of heaven is a game changer.
“It does show the possibilities of a new way to get around and travel or to live. You don’t have car insurance, you don’t have home insurance payments. What do you got? Food.” Paul says. “For people who can’t afford a pickup truck and to build a little home on a trailer, maybe they could just do this and tour around. For people who are adventurers and don’t mind pulling a little weight and taking their time traveling, this I think would be a fun way to go.”
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