Introduction: Tiny Dumpster House Trailer
This is the tiny Dumpster house trailer i built for my son, The trailer was originally my dads old tent trailer that was repurposed into a utility trailer and then into this.
Step 1: The Base Trailer Rebuild
The trailer was in bad shape so i reinforced it with new 2" x 3" rectangular tube and angle iron. I welded it all together and welded it to the base of the trailer.
Step 2: The Frame and Walls
This is the frame Build and insulating the walls
I skinned the outside of the trailer in green aluminum and added some pickup fork points for the authentic dumpster look. I also added a outside access point for getting power into the unit.
Step 4: Pop Up Windows
I added windows Dumpster style with screen and drop down plastic for those cold nights. The mechanism is very effective in that one person can open it or close it
Step 5: Tight Squeeze
This is me measuring twice and cutting once lol
Step 6: Inside Amenities
Inside i built a fold down table\bed, side fold down tables and upper storage on one side of the trailer. As well i added a power source inside with a inverter and a solar panel that is removable. I have 3D printed some side lights and some other pc for the fold down table. I bought a mesh for the door to keep the bugs out.
Step 7: Finished Project
here are some finished and all set up pictures of the unit
Runner Up in the
Tiny Home Contest