Real Estate

A 1960s trailer gets transformed into a traveling tiny home

Carson and Mel spent over a year transforming an old 1968 FAN travel trailer into Elsie, a modern tiny house on wheels. After growing tired of life in their home state of Nebraska, the couple came up with the crazy idea of uprooting their lives and careers to rove across the country in a camper. So they bought a beat-up trailer from Craigslist and set to work. With the help of Carson’s dad, who was a former house builder, the couple got the trailer back into tiptop shape and modernized the interiors while still maintaining its vintage charm. Now, Carson and Mel (and their adorable goldendoodle Costello) are travelling across the United States, a journey you can follow on their website Local Colour XC, which is full of dispatches from the road, DIY advice, and tiny living tips.