Homemade Camper Shell with Copper Roof


Ben Bloom was just getting out of the water when I rode by on my bike yesterday. It’s a homemade camper shell with copper roof, and will go in our forthcoming book on rolling homes.

Note: If you know of any unique trailers — anything that rolls that you can sleep in, cook in, and travel in, contact me at lloyd@shelterpub.com.
We’re especially looking for creative rigs that don’t cost $100K(+).

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:

3 Responses to Homemade Camper Shell with Copper Roof

  1. HI

    I am trying to get in touch with Ben Bloom about building something for my camper. Do you have his contact?



  2. HI Ben

    I bought a F150 and putting a mid rise camper shell on tomorrow. I was looking to do 1-4 day trips by myself, so I don’t need the full suit of armor but a bed with storage underneath , a space in the middle and a pull our cabinet for storage would be awesome. I would be also looking t store my bike and surfboard. I do have the cab…
    I know this might be more simple a project for you but if interested please contact me.

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