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This man paid $600 for an old horse trailer and turned it into a tiny home that he rents out on Airbnb. Take a look at how he did it.

Khylen Baldwin and his tiny home AirbnbKhylen Baldwin bought an old horse trailer on a whim and turned it into a tiny home on Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

  • Khylen Baldwin bought an old horse box for £500, or roughly $600, and turned it into an Airbnb.
  • He estimated he spent about $6,000 turning the trailer into a tiny home.
  • Baldwin said he didn’t have much experience in construction, so he relied on YouTube.
Khylen Baldwin bought an old horse box during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. He described it as a “complete impulse purchase.”The mustard-colored horse trailer before Baldwin's conversion.The mustard-colored horse trailer before Baldwin’s conversion.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin, 37, now operates the Airbnb full time and cares for his two young children.Khylen Baldwin stands in front of his tiny home.Khylen Baldwin stands in front of his tiny home.

Khylen Baldwin

He paid £500, or roughly $600, for the 1980s vehicle on Facebook Marketplace.Horsebox before conversionThe horsebox before conversion.

Khylen Baldwin

A friend helped haul the trailer to Baldwin’s home with a tractor. Baldwin said that though it was very run-down, he “could see in my head that it would look great.”Tractor hauling horseboxThe tractor hauling the horsebox.

Khylen Baldwin

He said that for the first few months it “just sat around” in his backyard in Devon, England, while he tried to figure out what to do with it.The original unconverted horseboxThe original unconverted horsebox.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin’s first step was to install floor-to-ceiling windows, offering what he said was some “much needed” light.Conversion Process of Horsebox AirbnbThe conversion process of the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He did all the wiring and plumbing himself. There aren’t any plug sockets because the vehicle is off the grid, but it has solar-powered lights and running water.Kitchen Installation in Horsebox AirbnbThe kitchen installation in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin said he hadn’t done much construction work before, so he used YouTube to figure out how to convert the trailer into a functional tiny home.Construction in the horsebox Airbnb (with the owner's dog)Construction in the horsebox Airbnb (with the owner’s dog).

Khylen Baldwin

He did most of the work at night, after spending days caring for his children while his wife, a schoolteacher, was at work.Construction work in the horsebox AirbnbConstruction work in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin ripped out the seating at the front of the trailer and turned the driver’s cabin into a double bed.Sleeping area in the horsebox AirbnbSleeping area in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He built a second double bed in the narrow space above the driver’s cabin. He said the trailer can accommodate a family of four, though it’s often rented by young couples.Double bed on top of the cabThe double bed on top of the cab.

Khylen Baldwin

He said he wanted to make the most of the trailer’s original structure, so he turned the tailgate into a sheltered deck.The outdoor deck at the horsebox AirbnbThe outdoor deck at the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He bought a second, smaller horse box and turned it into a separate bathroom, complete with a composting toilet.The exterior horsebox bathroomThe exterior horsebox bathroom.

Khylen Baldwin

The shower is gas-powered to provide hot water for Airbnb guests.Bathroom in horsebox Airbnb conversionThe bathroom in horsebox Airbnb conversion.

Khylen Baldwin

After months of intensive construction, Baldwin started renting the property on Airbnb in June 2021. He charges $93 a night, plus cleaning fees.Green horsebox Airbnb surrounded by fieldsThe green horsebox Airbnb surrounded by fields.

Khylen Baldwin

The trailer, which is 7 feet wide and 21 feet long, contains two double beds, a kitchen, a wood-burning stove, and an indoor seating area.Interior of horse trailer AirbnbInterior of horse trailer Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin bought a lot of the furnishings, including the kitchen cabinets, on Facebook Marketplace. He said he wanted things that were “random” and “vintage.”Kitchen of Horse Trailer AirbnbThe kitchen of the horse trailer Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He said he covered the trailer in wood paneling because he wanted it to have a “rustic” feel that would suit its rural surroundings.Dining area in the horsebox airbnbThe dining area in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

“I decorated it just like my house,” Baldwin said.Interior of horse trailer AirbnbThere’s also a woodburning stove. Baldwin gives all guests a bag of chopped wood.

Khylen Baldwin

After renovating the trailer, Baldwin took it to its final destination, in sprawling hills and fields on his family’s farm.View of Cows from Horse TrailerA view of cows from the horse trailer.

Khylen Baldwin

Having finished his tiny-home conversion, Baldwin is on the hunt for a new project. “If I found something else the same size, like an army truck, I’d be keen to do it,” he said.The entrance to the horse trailer AirbnbThe entrance to the horse trailer Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

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This man paid $600 for an old horse trailer and turned it into a tiny home that he rents out on Airbnb. Take a look at how he did it.

Khylen Baldwin and his tiny home AirbnbKhylen Baldwin bought an old horse trailer on a whim and turned it into a tiny home on Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

  • Khylen Baldwin bought an old horse box for £500, or roughly $600, and turned it into an Airbnb.
  • He estimated he spent about $6,000 turning the trailer into a tiny home.
  • Baldwin said he didn’t have much experience in construction, so he relied on YouTube.
Khylen Baldwin bought an old horse box during the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. He described it as a “complete impulse purchase.”The mustard-colored horse trailer before Baldwin's conversion.The mustard-colored horse trailer before Baldwin’s conversion.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin, 37, now operates the Airbnb full time and cares for his two young children.Khylen Baldwin stands in front of his tiny home.Khylen Baldwin stands in front of his tiny home.

Khylen Baldwin

He paid £500, or roughly $600, for the 1980s vehicle on Facebook Marketplace.Horsebox before conversionThe horsebox before conversion.

Khylen Baldwin

A friend helped haul the trailer to Baldwin’s home with a tractor. Baldwin said that though it was very run-down, he “could see in my head that it would look great.”Tractor hauling horseboxThe tractor hauling the horsebox.

Khylen Baldwin

He said that for the first few months it “just sat around” in his backyard in Devon, England, while he tried to figure out what to do with it.The original unconverted horseboxThe original unconverted horsebox.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin’s first step was to install floor-to-ceiling windows, offering what he said was some “much needed” light.Conversion Process of Horsebox AirbnbThe conversion process of the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He did all the wiring and plumbing himself. There aren’t any plug sockets because the vehicle is off the grid, but it has solar-powered lights and running water.Kitchen Installation in Horsebox AirbnbThe kitchen installation in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin said he hadn’t done much construction work before, so he used YouTube to figure out how to convert the trailer into a functional tiny home.Construction in the horsebox Airbnb (with the owner's dog)Construction in the horsebox Airbnb (with the owner’s dog).

Khylen Baldwin

He did most of the work at night, after spending days caring for his children while his wife, a schoolteacher, was at work.Construction work in the horsebox AirbnbConstruction work in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin ripped out the seating at the front of the trailer and turned the driver’s cabin into a double bed.Sleeping area in the horsebox AirbnbSleeping area in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He built a second double bed in the narrow space above the driver’s cabin. He said the trailer can accommodate a family of four, though it’s often rented by young couples.Double bed on top of the cabThe double bed on top of the cab.

Khylen Baldwin

He said he wanted to make the most of the trailer’s original structure, so he turned the tailgate into a sheltered deck.The outdoor deck at the horsebox AirbnbThe outdoor deck at the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He bought a second, smaller horse box and turned it into a separate bathroom, complete with a composting toilet.The exterior horsebox bathroomThe exterior horsebox bathroom.

Khylen Baldwin

The shower is gas-powered to provide hot water for Airbnb guests.Bathroom in horsebox Airbnb conversionThe bathroom in horsebox Airbnb conversion.

Khylen Baldwin

After months of intensive construction, Baldwin started renting the property on Airbnb in June 2021. He charges $93 a night, plus cleaning fees.Green horsebox Airbnb surrounded by fieldsThe green horsebox Airbnb surrounded by fields.

Khylen Baldwin

The trailer, which is 7 feet wide and 21 feet long, contains two double beds, a kitchen, a wood-burning stove, and an indoor seating area.Interior of horse trailer AirbnbInterior of horse trailer Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

Baldwin bought a lot of the furnishings, including the kitchen cabinets, on Facebook Marketplace. He said he wanted things that were “random” and “vintage.”Kitchen of Horse Trailer AirbnbThe kitchen of the horse trailer Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

He said he covered the trailer in wood paneling because he wanted it to have a “rustic” feel that would suit its rural surroundings.Dining area in the horsebox airbnbThe dining area in the horsebox Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

“I decorated it just like my house,” Baldwin said.Interior of horse trailer AirbnbThere’s also a woodburning stove. Baldwin gives all guests a bag of chopped wood.

Khylen Baldwin

After renovating the trailer, Baldwin took it to its final destination, in sprawling hills and fields on his family’s farm.View of Cows from Horse TrailerA view of cows from the horse trailer.

Khylen Baldwin

Having finished his tiny-home conversion, Baldwin is on the hunt for a new project. “If I found something else the same size, like an army truck, I’d be keen to do it,” he said.The entrance to the horse trailer AirbnbThe entrance to the horse trailer Airbnb.

Khylen Baldwin

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