The Cottage Camper was born out of necessity and then creativity. It’s a series of DIY how-to videos for a self-build cargo trailer converted into a self-contained off-grid camper.
The YouTube channel named “Tiny Living” holds all the videos regarding this camper build. This website is the blog-style counterpart to the YouTube channel.
It started with a 6×10 utility trailer and a dream of Tiny Living in a log cabin in the mountains. In order to transport goods & equipment to the North Carolina mountains from my home in Florida I cheaply & quickly enclosed the trailer to protect the contents from theft and the weather during transport. I chose to make it cute as well as functional. It was made of lightweight and recycled materials because it had to be towed by my little 6 cylinder car.
It was a success, but after selling the cabin I built in the Blue Ridge mountains, I decided to convert the trailer into a usable homemade RV camper. It needed to be remodeled because the I had only built it about 4-5 feet tall, and that is too short to stand up inside. The ceiling would have to be raised at least a foot taller since I am about 5ft 4in tall.
I decided to document the conversion / remodel/ build on video and share my adventure with you all.
I welcome your comments, questions and input.
Thanks for visiting!