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How to Build Your Own Bike Camper for Only $150

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How to Build Your Own Bike Camper for Only $150

Last month on EcoWatch, we featured the Wide Path Camper, a bicycle camper created by a Danish company that allows you to tour the country on your two legs. Compared to motorized campers, it's a real bargain at $4,000.

Paul Elkins has been in love with micro-camping, as its called, since he first toured the country in his cabover "stealth camper" in 2002. Elkins was certain he could build something more affordable than the current available models, so this year, he built his nomadic micro-shelter based on the Airstream design.

Elkins even has 50-page, step-by-step downloadable instructions on how to build your very own nomad bicycle camper.

Check out this video posted by Kirsten Dirksen, who's a bit of a celebrity in the tiny home community, to learn how to get started:

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