14-year-old buys old, unused 1974 camper, transforms it into a cozy “glamper” on her own

The word glamper is a combination of the words “camping” and “glamorous” hence, glamper. She says the renovated Wilderness glamper will make camping a little less inconvenient and a lot more fun. What an ambitious high schooler, just wait until you see her newly renovated Wilderness camper.

The mother, Lori says the child saved up around $500 from birthday money, doing chores and various other activities in order to buy and refurbish the camper. Here is an image of the camper before any modifications were made.

Yeater said she found her camper on a local bulletin board listed for $200. She bought the camper and then spent the rest of the funds on materials to paint, flooring, fabrics, and decor for her glamper.

Ellie says the camper was in a pretty bad shape since the previous owners used it for camping and hunting. “It needed work…lots of work.” Her mother said.

The idea to build a little camper actually came from her older brother- Isaiah. She says Isaiah has already built a small cabin for him and his friends to hang out and she wanted something like that for her friend, but “cuter” and closer to the house since she wanted electricity and Wi-Fi.

To begin her operation, the camper was to be completely stripped and cleaned before she can do anything. She then went and painted the camper with a “Mystic Sea” color from Valspar.

In the image above, Ellie removes any excess glue which is left on the floor from stripping everything away. Also pictured above is an image of her grandfather, Lawrence teaching her some basics in carpentry such as: bracing and plugging holes.

For the next step, Ellie went and chose the color scheme she wanted- a aqua blue type. Ellie carefully paints the interior changing the once boring wood scheme into something more vibrant. Making some progress, shown below is a picture of interior of the camper coming together.

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