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Can’t Decide On An RV Or A Tiny House? How About A Mix Of Both?

When James Jantzen and his wife moved from Alabama to Colorado and purchased their first 5th wheel camper, they were a bit disappointed. The traditional camper was not really meant for cold weather camping and happened to have tiny access holes that attracted the area’s rodents.

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Super insulated High Country Camps are designed and built in Colorado. Photo by Christina Nellemann

The couple then decided to design and build their own super insulated camper that would have all the amenities they wanted. The High Country Camps camper is a blend of RV mobility and tiny house features.

High Country Camps are built with lightweight steel frames and inexpensive yet beautiful interior components. This keeps each camper light and easy to repair with basic hardware store materials.

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The campers are a blend of RV and tiny house features. Photo by High Country Camps

In addition to the easily accessible materials, the 27-foot-long campers are also rated and tested to temperatures of 20 degrees below zero F. To make them even cozier, the homes are heated with a propane heater found in many tiny houses.

The extra insulation also helps keep the camper cool in hot weather. Each camper is also solar-enabled and can run both 12-volt and 110-volt appliances. It can also be plugged into a 2000-watt generator.

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The full kitchen has a propane fireplace used in tiny houses and boats. Photo by High Country Camps

The camper has a layout similar to traditional sheep wagons and Romani vardo wagons. The bed or multiple bunk beds are located in the rear of the camper and the full kitchen and bathroom are located along the side.

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Various bed configurations are available including a Murphy bed. Photo by High Country Camps

This leaves tons of floor space and room for both people and other gear. For additional outdoor space, the High Country Camps have an outdoor cooking deck with a drop-down table and propane tank. The high clearance is not only great for rough roads, but also for some stunning views from this outdoor deck.

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The High Country Camps have an outdoor cooking deck with a drop-down table and propane tank. Photo by High Country Camps

The camps come in several models. The Bison has four bunk beds, a table that folds down and seats four and a full bath. The Pardner has two full beds, a folding table, a full bath, and a padded bench with storage.

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The full bath has a shower with galvanized metal panels. Photo by High Country Camps

The Nugget has an extra long bed that folds up into the wall like a Murphy bed. It also has a table and plenty of floor space. The outdoor deck has a drop-down table for cooking.

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High Country Camps can be ordered from their website. Depending on the materials and floor plan, costs may vary. The typical High Country Camp camper runs about $58,470.

See also: Tiny Houses vs RVs: Which One Is Right For You?




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