VW Bug Cab-over Camper

Photo by Godfrey Stephens, in Victoria, BC:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

6 Responses to VW Bug Cab-over Camper

  1. Totally adorable….

    would love to see photos of inside etc..

    Only problem, in Canada, they are prickly about street legal alterations etc.. Would be curious to hear if this was certified/licensed once it was "altered"…

  2. found this little gem fascinating, so did some googling…
    apparently it is not exactly a one off, and there are actual plans for it..(no idea if that would yet make it street legal anywhwere)..


    Volkswagen Bug MiniHome Motorhome. The plans for it were in the June 1977 issue of Mechanix Illustrated.



    It's Built on a VW Beetle Chassis
    With Sleeping and Camping for Four

  3. Makes you wonder where they put the engine on that thing. In a standard bug, you'd be sleeping on top of it!

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