Camping, or planning my next camping experience has been one of my favorite past times over the past few months – I have tons of Pinterest boards to attest to that! Even though camping in a group now seems a relatively far-off experience, the temptation to buy my own trailer and take off into the sunset brought me to this point – featuring the best of trailer designs! Each design here solves a unique problem- be it doubling your space by rotating or create a more energy-efficient travel system, there is a trailer here that is your perfect partner in crime!
W2 Architecture’s 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, and 70% more living space.
The Mobi X camper by Mobi Nomads is a multi-application trailer camper that comes packed with its latest features and customization options. The tiny trailer’s most distinctive element is the rooftop tent! Mobi X can host up to six people with enough sleeping places, a toilet, a shower, and a kitchen. Mobi Nomads is a South-African company and has incorporated some of their road trip experiences into the selection of certain features like the trailer’s rear hatch that lifts to reveal a shallow galley, with a swing-away that accesses a large slide-out which brings out a fridge and storage cabinet – how amazing is that?! It also has a drop-down side hatch that exposes a dual-burner stove and work surface complete with large pantry space for utensils and ingredients. Cooking outdoors is a big part of the experience and Mobi makes the most of it!
In the future where land is scarce, oceans would be the real estate of value and a concept like this is the trailer of the future. The idea of the Ocean Community vessel is to extend a city’s coastline. By existing not more than 800 meters from the coast of a city, the dwellers of the Ocean Community can easily make their way to the city to access facilities and enjoy a normal city life before heading back to their sea-based home. “The creation of these new structures will serve as fully functional living spaces connected with existing land infrastructure so that new ocean communities become a natural extension of coastal cities”, says Morsztyn, designer of the Ocean Community concept. The vessels will also rely on the abundance of sun, water, and wind to harness energy, helping them live off the coast but also off the electric grid.
The Haaks ‘Opperland’ camper because it is something I haven’t seen before – an expandable trailer! This cool camper turns into a tiny two-story house! This durable camper is actually a hidden tiny home that brings exceptional comfort and enhanced capabilities while you choose your views. The compact structure is capable of being transported on a flatbed truck so you can bring your home and turn it into a vacation home in any place you like. Flexible lifestyle goes hand in hand with pop-up home designs like the Opperland camper that offers a sleeping loft as well as a lower section open for meal preparation, dining, relaxation, and other activities. A triangular pop-up roof transforms the wood-clad camper into your tiny home with all amenities and appliances. There is a small bathroom at the back of the camper including a shower and the staircase opposite it that leads to the upper level where a double mattress fills the space illuminated by a whimsical triangular window located in the pitch of the roof.
Studio Edwards’ Base Cabin gives the micro-living designs a whole new angle – literally! The angular shape of this tiny house on wheels makes it stand out while still being subtle. Inspired by the typical A-frame cabins in the woods and airstream trailers, this little home is built on a tri-axle trailer. “The A-frame is structurally efficient and uses less material than conventional portal framed buildings. Mute in its appearance and clad in black rubber makes it blend into its surroundings,” says the team. Don’t be fooled by its size, the Base Cabin comes fully equipped with a queen-size bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchenette. The angular paneling makes for a cozy bedroom setting with the A-frame roof.
The Sealander is a 13-square-foot, 1,100-pound camper trailer combo that doubles up as a boat too, with the ability to travel at a cool 5 miles per hour in regular waters (it clearly isn’t meant for high-tides). With a fiberglass-reinforced plastic body, the Sealander is particularly light and strong, working well both on land as well as water, and the inner space comes with a table and bench that can be tucked away to turn the inner space into a reclining area that takes full advantage of the foldable roof to let you gaze at the sunset, and then the stars thereafter.
If you’re an outdoorsy person, you know there’s always a demand for cool new trailer designs, and Droplet’s Teardrop Camping Trailer happens to be one of them. This trailer is perfect for anyone who wants to travel light! Weighing only 950 lbs, the trailer can be attached to almost any car! The Scandinavian-inspired trailer provides the perfect mix of the indoors and the outdoors, with spacious windows, a wide door, and even a lift-gate outdoor kitchen.
The Bowlus Road Chief is truly the chief of luxury campers with its high-end features that enable a zero-emissions trip. The 26 feet long camper can house four people with sleeping and dining zones. It is no less than a hotel room with huge skylights in the main cabin crafted by the company’s best artisans to bring the outdoors inside and are optimized for stargazing. The skylights are made in the iconic the Bowlus Road Chief shape which allows for full tensile strength to transmit along the Road Chief exterior armor-like shell. The expensive RV is complete with an outdoor kitchen equipped with a 110V outlet and propane outlet. The set up lets each owner customize the fittings to their needs like induction cooktops, propane BBQ’s, or even a margarita blender are ready to plug and play.
The Alto series by Canadian motorhome company, Safari Condo, is a range of high-functioning trailers that can double up as a mobile home or as a camper. They also happen to be environmentally friendly while being ultralight and aerodynamic. The frame of the trailer uses composite materials and Alufiber aluminum which has a honeycomb structure that makes it as strong as fiberglass. The wedge-shaped trailer comes fully equipped for you to actually live there full time if you wanted to with all essential appliances and provisions for a stove, water systems and power.
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