$800 Truck Bed Camper Living the Tiny House Dream

Did you know that the tiny house movement is on the rise? According to The Tiny Life, over 10,000 tiny homes are currently being lived in across the US, and that number is only growing. But have you ever considered living in a truck bed camper?

Matt Coldren is doing just that, and he couldn’t be happier. In fact, he’s living his tiny dream in an $800 truck bed camper, and he’s not looking back.

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Here’s why it is so appealing:

It’s affordable

Matt’s truck bed camper only cost him $800, which is a fraction of the cost of a typical tiny home. Not only did he save money on the initial purchase, but he’s also saving money on utilities and other expenses that come with traditional housing.

It’s portable

One of the biggest advantages of living in a truck bed camper is the ability to take your home with you wherever you go. Matt can travel and explore new places without having to worry about finding a place to stay. He has everything he needs right there in his truck bed.    truck camper

At first he tried to sleep in the cab, but soon moved to the camper shell

It’s minimalist

Living in a small space means you have to be intentional about what you keep and what you get rid of. For Matt, this means living a minimalist lifestyle. He only keeps what he needs and uses regularly, which has helped him simplify his life and focus on what’s truly important.


The shell’s carpeted ceiling allows for plenty of Velcro storage

It’s a challenge

Living in a truck bed camper is not without its challenges. Matt has had to get creative with storage and organization to make the most of his limited space. But for him, this is part of the fun. He enjoys the challenge of making it work and finding new solutions to problems as they arise.

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Some shelves hold his shoes

It’s freeing

Perhaps the biggest advantage of living in a truck bed camper is the freedom it provides. Matt doesn’t have to worry about a mortgage or other bills tying him down. He can work and travel as he pleases, without the stress of traditional housing weighing him down.

While living in a truck bed camper may not be for everyone, it’s certainly worth considering if you’re looking for an affordable, minimalist, and freeing lifestyle. Matt Coldren is proof that it’s possible to live the tiny dream on a budget, and he’s loving every minute of it.

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Plenty of storage for the necessities


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