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/ ]
Using 4 recycled fluted-plastic campaign signs from a recent election, a $20 secondhand bike, 6 pine boards ($1 at Home Depot), screws, Duct tape and zip ties, he built his latest micro mobile shelter for only $150.
Calling it a “micro Airstream bike camper”, it’s a 60-pound “home away from home”, complete with butane stove, bread-pan sink, counter, food storage shelving, clothes-storage bins, LED lighting, bed, windows, pee jug, bubble insulation, stereo with MP3 player, and a skylight made out of a 1 gallon plastic tub.
Our mini-doc with Paul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tV-ovGPyc
More of Paul’s videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/paulwelkins
Mini Airstream bike camper: http://www.elkinsdiy.com/mobile-shelters/micro-airstream-bike-camper/
Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/150-bike-camper-diy-micro-mobile-home-downloadable-plans/