I had previously posted pictures showing how I turned my Casita Spirit Deluxe into a twin bed model. But since those photos are buried in my blog archives, I am reposting them as a permanent web page.
I love the way this arrangement gives me extra space for plastic drawers under the sofa bed for canned and packaged foods. There’s also room for a bag of dog food to the right of the drawers.
Our shorts, jeans and shirts are stored in baskets underneath the rear twin bed.
We can take the glass top off the table, lay it on a cushions, then move the table base out of our way to give us more walk space. In transit, the table base goes up on the bed and the glass top goes on a dinette cushion with pillows wedged around it.
The only thing that bothered me about my new bed arrangement was that there was no place for me to put a coffee cup when I was propped up in bed. I couldn’t quite reach the ledge of the refrigerator across the aisle.
I asked a member of the Casita Forums, who is a master at working with wood, for ideas on how to build a coffee shelf. Rob stunned me by offering to design and build one for me! It is designed so the shelf slides onto a separate base and is locked on by a window latch. It can be removed and placed in the overhead storage compartment when it is not needed.
This is my favorite mod and I end up leaving it up almost all the time now! I used it as a flower shelf for birthday flowers when I was home last May. It also serves as a cellphone holder, tatting holder, eyeglass holder… I can’t imagine being without it now.
Probably my most practical mod was adding a towel rack for dish cloths and dish towels. It has an added bonus. When a towel is hanging there, it keeps anyone outside from seeing inside through the gap between the blinds and the wall. Without a towel hanging there, you can see the head of my bed through that crack at night.
Note: Due to a request from a reader about how we organize our little camper, I’m adding a link to an earlier post, How We Pack Our Casita.