We love tiny homes, and we especially love it when someone takes a rusted-out, beat-up camper and turns it into something amazing. Check out our 25 favourite miraculous conversions.
Tiny family home
This 1989 Safari camper was turned into a tiny home for a northwestern Washington family, who renovated it when they found their housing expenses were too high. Although it looks like a stationary home on the inside, this reclaimed RV is fully mobile.
Former rusty bus
This 1950s-era rusty school bus was turned into a swanky bohemian guesthouse, which includes electricity and plumbing. Tres chic!
This Airstream trailer isn’t mobile, but it’s now a great guesthouse—complete with outdoor shower. A record player and vinyl collection hearken back to the trailer’s 1979 roots.
5th wheel tiny home
This Ontario couple repurposed a dated 5th wheel camping trailer and turned into a lovely mobile tiny home—with just enough room for their two dogs and two cats.
“Ethel” is a 1973 VW Bay Camper named after the owner’s great aunt. Love the cheery retro vibe.
Hotel? Nope, a van.
Talk about rustic chic—this converted camper is rugged without being uncomfortable.
Clean and minimal
A flip-up stove and clever spice storage makes this converted cargo van a cosy spot to camp...or live.
Space to cook, space to play cards, space to sleep—what more do you need in a camper van?
Never mind that this camper’s name is Magic Mike, the lovely wood paneling and cozy sleeping nook makes it totally family-friendly.
Filmmaker Cyrus Sutton is behind this 14-foot Sprinter van—his latest conversion in a decade of van living.
Ugly RV to chic tiny home
A dated RV (think oak veneer and cream-coloured pleather) gets an eclectic makeover.
All the necessities
When you’re working with a small space, making items do double duty—like this storage-container-turned-reading-seat—is important.
Raise the roof
This converted 2004 Fleetwood RV now incorporates a second-floor sleeping loft, complete with fold-down ladder.
Trailer turned tiny house
This colourful tiny kitchen is in the interior of a rebuilt 1965 Serro Scotty Sportsman Travel Trailer, which was essentially rebuilt from the ground up to create a cheery tiny house with a bright personality.
Kitchens don’t have to be stamp-sized
This camper trailer features generous kitchen cabinets—an unusual feature in most conversions, given the limited space. Pegboards make for lots of extra storage.
A father and son duo converted a big blue school bus into a neat-and-tidy portable home.
Designed by an architectural firm, this 1979 Airstream conversion has absolutely no 70s kitschiness left. Great use of space allows for a nice-sized kitchen and bath.
Beautiful bohemian bus
An extension on the top of this 1948 bus—to which a loft was added—provided extra space in this surprisingly roomy tiny house.