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They Bought A Rusty Trailer For $7,000, Now It's A Gorgeous Tiny Home

Andy Wickstrom / The Foxes Photography

Giving up your home to live in a 1972 Aistream Overlander trailer isn't for everyone, but Gabi and Brandon Fox aren't exactly a typical couple.

The pair roam the Pacific Northwest working as wedding photographers, and they travel in style in their aluminium trailer, which they renovated themselves.

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The project started back in 2015, when the couple picked up the trailer for just $6,500. With a little over $13,000 spent on renovations, the entire cost of their tiny home was around $20,000.

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How the trailer looked when the couple bought it.The Foxes Photography

But it took a lot of elbow grease to turn the Airstream from a rusty mess to a genuine tiny home.

The trailer was rusty, and rats had been eating the insulation.The Foxes Photography

The couple say they learned how to do plumbing and electrical work from online articles, YouTube videos, and "a lot of trial and error."

Brandon assembles the plumbing.The Foxes Photography
The Foxes Photography

The trailer's design itself (which was also done by Gabi and Brandon) includes all the amenities of a regular home, and lots of storage space to make up for the cramped quarters.

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I never thought I would say this, but after seeing the finished product I'd gladly swap my home for theirs.

The couple call their trailer a "100% self sustainable, off-grid, mobile live-work space."

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To make the most of the 27 feet of space inside the trailer, almost all of the furniture includes hidden storage space.

A hidden storage compartment under the bed.The Foxes Photography
The couple's closet space.

An on-board battery powers their lights and other devices. A propane heater keeps the Aistream comfortable in the winter, and the trailer boasts a complete kitchen with sink and stove.

The trailer's catalytic heater.The Foxes Photography
A bite-sized kitchen.The Foxes Photography

The breakfast nook is the perfect place to enjoy some food (or a cold beer) and it also has a hidden use. The table in the center folds down, creating a guest bed.

The Foxes Photography
The Foxes Photography

The most impressive part of this transformation is it took the couple just six months to fully renovate their tiny home.

The Foxes Photography

"We’re so proud of the work we accomplished," the couple wrote on their webpage, "and love that we can now share our space with the greater community of wanderers and adventurers."

Every person's idea of a "perfect home" is a little different, but it seems like these two have found theirs in a pretty unlikely place.

Visit the Foxes at their website to see more photos.

Think you could live in a trailer? At least, one as nice as this?

[H/T: Apartment Therapy, Dwell]

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