Camping and caravanning have always been about getting down to the bare necessities of life, living life on the road and at the mercy of the elements. However, New Zealand based design and architecture firm W2, has decided to help amp up the experience! Their revolutionary trailer design, ‘Romotow’, the name an amalgamation of ‘room to move’ contains all the usual RV features but with an innovative 90-degree twist. With the press of a simple electric button, it swivels open, rotating at 90 degrees, to reveal an open synthetic teak deck. With this, it increases the living space by 70 percent, and the area can also be used as a party deck! Measuring 30 feet by 8.5 feet and offering 290 square feet of living space (the same as a lot of tiny apartments these days), the caravan comes along with a living area, bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom, all with stylish fixtures and spacious interiors.
Six years after it’s an announcement, the USB shaped trailer is finally under construction in Christchurch, New Zealand. The designers have branded it as “the next frontier in mobile living”. Designed with lightweight materials and supported by calculated aerodynamics, Romotow is a “radical departure from the boxy and cumbersome hybrid travel trailer and caravan concept of yesteryear” Equipped with solar panels and a 400Ah battery for power (for whenever it is off-grid), the trailer will also be lined with a state-of-the-art sound system, running through the living area, bedroom, and deck.
Two adults will be able to sleep comfortably in the bedroom, and another two in the living area’s fold-out couch. A desk enclosure kit with awnings and screens accompany the trailer, allowing four additional people to be able to sleep on the deck. A sheltered BBQ deck area, attractive furniture, and sliding doors are other fun features that come along with the Romotow. Sleek, innovative and highly comfortable, the future of the trailer and caravan is here.
Designer: W2 Architecture for Romotow