A MAN has revealed how he spent £500 on an old horse box and turned it into a luxury cottage – all by watching simple YouTube videos.
What was once a “random purchase” – a mobile home now offers a steady stream of profits. Airbnb.
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From there, the 37-year-old told Business Insider that he got dressed car He “just sat around” in his backyard while he thought about what to do with it.
He said: “I could see in my head that it was going to be great.
Baldwin’s first move was to ventilate the interior and install floor-to-ceiling windows that let in “necessary light”.
The Brit then faced the challenge of installing his own plumbing and solar panels.
They also ripped out the front seats and turned the driver’s cabin into a double bed.
A teacher at heart, Baldwin said he turned to YouTube to help him build a warehouse.
He also managed to score a trailer, which his friend helped him load with a tractor.
Baldwin converted it into an enclosed space complete with a bathroom and composting toilet.
The trailer itself is 7ft wide and 21ft long and has two beds, a kitchen, a wood burning stove and a living area inside.
He said: “I decorated it like my house.”
Baldwin said the entire package can accommodate a family of four and is now renting it out on Airbnb for about $70 a night.
After converting a small luxury home, Baldwin is interested in a new project.
He said: “If I could find something similar in size, like a military vehicle, I would hurry up.”
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