Some times it is really useful to look at campers and boats for great ideas, in both their cases they need to deal with efficient use of space because of limited availability. So today we have an interesting trailer that for some might be interesting in its own right, for others it will be useful for design ideas. For me the awesome fold down faucet was a pretty neat thing I hadn’t seen before. Below is also a video.
This concept has been floating around for a long time and to be honest, like most concepts, I thought I’d never see it actually made. But I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this video of the Sydney Opera Trailer.
Here is a pretty interesting travel trailer, while it is pretty expensive (originally posted on the blog “Born Rich”), but the design concepts are neat and could be re-created. One feature I really like is the bathroom. The shower stall folds out around the person. The floor has a drain and when not in use, the stall folds flat against the wall, clearing up the bathroom area to create a open feel.
Why tow around a bus-sized motorhome when you can create a 100-pound trailer that has nearly everything you need? Meet a guy named Paul, creator of this bicycle-towed camper with a wind turbine on top, a place he called home at the Burning Man project for a week.
He cooks his meals in a solar oven, and heats up water for showers and kitchen use with a solar water heating system. There’s a urinal funnel on the outside, but unfortunately there’s no facilities for taking care of number two. Guess he just had to squat for that. Overall, this is as off-the-grid as you can get.
Paul built this micro house as a design study, wondering what would happen if Swine Flu resulted in an apocalypse that required him to be entirely self-sufficient.
Check out the gallery below to peruse his Spartan accommodations, and don’t miss our favorite feature, the bubble on the end where he lays his head at night, giving him a clear view of the stars.