This Truck Camper Conversion is Truly One-Of-A-Kind! Full Tour

We fell in love with a photo of this DIY Bedford truck camper conversion and had to check it out for ourselves! We spent a night in this unique cabin on wheels cozied up around a vintage wood stove and cracking & eating walnuts. It was a really neat way to experience a new part of Portugal!

You can learn more about the Bedford Truck Camper (and stay in it!) on the Glamping Hub website here:

The Bumble Bedford is a yellow 1979 flatbed truck that was converted into a mobile cabin on wheels with a metal and wood frame, wool insulation, and a canvas cover. During the rainy season, they also have a rain cover to make it waterproof.

The neat thing about having cloth walls on the conversion is that you can roll up the walls on both sides to open up the living space and blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living.

It has a double bed, overhead storage, a vintage woodstove, vintage hob (a.k.a. cookstove), two drop leaf tables, and two antique armchairs. We liked that the chairs and tables can be moved around to re-configure the space depending on what you’re doing. If you’re preparing food or having guests over, you can have the tables out, but if you want more space to do yoga you can create more floor space by dropping the table leaves down.

There is no electricity in the space so we used candles and rechargeable USB lights. For water, there’s an outdoor sink stand with a jug of water to wash your dishes. There’s also a bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower attached to the main house but with an exterior door so you don’t have to disturb the hosts each time you need to go. It was very private.

We had a great time here despite the fact that Mat had a fever and that it was chilly and raining. Our hosts, Nicole & Joe, took great care of us and set us up with an incredible spread of local food, and even picked up some groceries for us.

The Bedford Truck Camper is designed and built by Mini Casas Portugal:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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