How to Make a Bicycle Driven Lightweight Micro Camper

Kirsten Dirksen
Friday, 15th January 2016

This little trailer cost $150 dollars in total and is made from recycled campaign signs and cable ties with a little wooden frame and secondhand bicycle wheels. It is lightweight yet robust with insulation for warmth in winter. It has a tiny kitchen, storage cupboards, windows, a skylight and even a MP3 stero sytem! 

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, in 2015 he began building a nomadic micro-shelter based on the Airstream design. Imagine peddle power travel combined with a clever tiny home design. Freedom!

You can downloadable plans here www.elkinsdiy.com/plans/

Further resources

The tiny, mobile community classroom

Creating a travelling home

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