DIY-Project: Caravan

IMG_3423-2We are now traveling with our small, “self-build” trailer since three months through Central America – the roof top tent which we started the trip with, is sold. It’s time to introduce our “house on wheels” to you.

The project, which was supposed to take two weeks took two months but it was definitely worth it.  The idea came while camping in El Tule, Mexico at “Overlander Oasis“. After 9 months of traveling, we loved and hated the roof top tent at the same time.  Sure, the tent is perfect when the weather is fine but we did miss a weatherproof place to cook, eat, sleep and relax.

Thanks to Calvin and Leanne of “Overlander Oasis” we invented the project:”Let’s Build a Trailer”. Thanks again for all your time and effort!

Also we want to Thank Martin in Cancun who sewed a super nice mosquito net for our back door.

You can find pics of the project here:

Overlander Oasis – Craftsmen at work

Trailer Project Phase II and Santa Maria del Tule

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That’s what it looked like when we bought it…

Splash protection and we even can bake a cake! 🙂

Splash protection closed is additional space for stuff

Splash protection closed is additional space for stuff

Full size kitchen sink and two tabs. One for drinking water, one for external water connection

Full size kitchen sink and two tabs. One for drinking water, one for external water connection

Splash protection closed is additional space for stuff

The manual foot pump is energy and water saving – all time hands free!

Living area with table in up-position and closed back doors.

Living area with table in up-position and closed back doors.

Breakfast with Panorama view – sure, with mosquito net.

Under the table we have some storage space and the table support is also the doors of the storage space.

The table can fold and hide in the sideboard.

Full size of the bed when the table is folded. Time to arrange this: 15 seconds.

The awning was attached to the Toyota but is now useful on the Trailer.

Panorama View due to a huge back door. Also we got a mosquito net (very importatnt) There is some storage space under the bed and sideboard.

Self made roof fan with battery saving PC-fans

We spent quite a lot on details - just to have it nice and cosy

We spent quite a lot on details – just to have it nice and cosy

With the LED strips in the roof it can be really bright.

But normally we like it more cozy. Like this.

Cute, self made “mask light” and little reading light.