It's Hard To Believe This Was Once A Food Truck When You See What They Turned It Into

In Oakland, California, "The Muffin Mansion" is a little house with a fascinating past. In a former life, it was "Katie's Cupcake," a food truck that brought sweet treats to hungry workers. Today, a colorful makeover has given it a new lease on life as a camper for "glamping," that is, "glamorous camping.” 

Its owners, U.C. Berkeley alumns Lewis and Ginger bought the 1964 Kenskill camper as a fixer-upper.

They love to host parties, BBQs, and bike parties, so transforming the camper for an Air BnB space was a natural fit.

Check out those curtains – an homage to the camper's cupcake past.

Ginger and Lewis describe it as "pretend camping," since it is still in the city and has all the comforts of a hotel, such as wifi, fresh linens, and a BART line and weekend farmer’s market nearby.


It's incredible that a dinette, mini kitchen, and bed fit so spaciously in this little camper for two.

The camper's windows look out to... a little flock of chickens.

The dinette provides the perfect setting for a casual camper dinner.

Love the use of the linoleum backsplash here.

Coffee and tea come complimentary, as do fresh laid eggs.


Warm wood tones and a cool mural lighten up the little bathroom. It's got a flush toilet, sink, and shower with hot water.

The camper's waste filters through a worm bin compost; the sink and shower water are reused to water the garden.

Interested in making a visit to the Muffin Mansion? Check out Ginger and Lewis's Air BnB page and make a reservation. 

Credit: Little ThingsAirbnb

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