Campers designed to upgrade your ordinary camping experience to glamping status!

After a tiring week at work, with the weekend gleefully approaching before me, I often find myself fantasizing about a fun short vacation! Only a few days away from my hectic life, and this frenetic world, in a bubble of my own, where all my fears are nowhere to be seen. The pandemic may restrict my actual travel plans, but it certainly cannot restrict daydreaming about the holidays! Taking off on a plane might not be a viable option at the moment, but I think camping is a reasonable plan. There is nothing more relaxing or exciting than lounging in a comfortable camper while exploring the countryside. You will never feel out of place, because these little campers manage to feel like home on wheels! Fill it with your cherished possessions, and your home will be away from home. Not to mention that today’s wagon designs are very innovative and innovative! These resourceful campers manage to meet almost all of our needs, solve various problems, and turn our camping experience into a satisfying and relaxing one.

1. Campervan Raptor XC Teardrop Buggy

This innovative expandable cart comes with a sliding-out expansion option on top of the tailgate panel. This turns the compact teardrop into a full-size caravan to accommodate a family of four. When fully expanded, the camper makes enough space for a master bedroom, en-suite kitchen, wet bathroom, and a large dining area. So, we’re talking about the best of both worlds – the compact footprint of a teardrop trailer and the airy design of the large camper van! The Campervan Raptor XC teardrop from Hunter Nature is a prime example of a rugged vehicle that has plenty of space thanks to its innovative design.

2. Flex Camp Compact Camper

Designed for urban landscapes while exploring the countryside, the FlexCamp off-road camper expands vertically and to the side to nearly double the interior space. It’s basically a very basic trailer or a small box that converts into a tiny cabin for four people! If campers and RVs aren’t already popular, another cool dimension makes them an irresistible possibility. Yes, I’m talking about the ability to expand when standing, to increase the interior space. This clever feature keeps the RV small when you’re on the road, and once it’s time to rest, it expands to make the most of the available space. The Raptor XC teardrop wagon from Hunter Nature has impressed us with its ability to expand, and now the FlexCamp compact wagon from ICC Offroad has caught our eye.

3. The Marquis


Ten years after the Temporary Life competition, De Markies saw its first prototype and was awarded the 1996 Rotterdam Design Prize for it. Fast forward to 2021 and De Markies still catches the eye. Built with accordion-like expansions, the De Markies shape begins as a cubic yard on the road and triples in size to form a complete semicircle. Once De Markies expands to its final form, the wagon’s master bedroom can be found within the opaque orange canopy, while the sunroom forms beneath the truck’s translucent canopy. Inside the caravan, the kitchen, bathroom, and sitting room come with all the amenities needed for a relaxing getaway on the road, including a stove, sink, countertop, storage space, and tables.

4. Drop XL


Drop campers are convenient and reliable. The Droplet XL also thrives in this photo with a lightweight form factor, which can be towed by any RV. This cool feature means that people who don’t have a larger truck or towed – like city dwellers – can also haul this teardrop trailer behind their cars for an off-site weekend or slightly longer adventure trip. What sets the new model apart from the first iteration is the higher focus area, larger panoramic windows and skylights, and extensive storage to keep all your camping gear out of sight and completely secure.

5. The happiest buggy HC1


Breaking the shackles of mainstream travel trailer design, the target is the Haber Camper HC1 which is one of the most versatile campers on the road thanks to its modular floor and large hatch. It has an adaptive internal setup called the Adaptiv System, which consists of six different components that are installed in the floor like LEGO and make the unit possible. They include a bench, kitchenette, table, cushion, floorboard and cover. You can place components in place for a variety of interiors or even use these components as outdoor furniture sitting by a campfire or for outdoor cooking fun. The cart can also be left empty to haul merchandise if needed, which is a good added benefit.

6. Stella Vita


The curved wagon, named Stella Vita, was created by 22 student teams at the prestigious university in the Netherlands. Unlike other solar powered homes on wheels, which rely mostly on external electrical power, this one is entirely powered by the sun’s energy without any outside help. This is made possible with the 8.8 square meter rooftop solar array – capable of generating power for a 60 kWh battery. In the standing position, sliding panels extend outward to take up an impressive canopy space of 17.5 square metres. To add to the quality, the pop-up roof expands the vertical area for two people to move around comfortably. They can cook comfortably in the kitchen or shower also with this feature.

7. Mercedes Vito L2H1 Camber


Converting a Mercedes Vito L2H1 into a modern, minimalist camper van meant creating a nomadic living environment for Serge Propose. The French atelier has unpacked the interior of the Mercedes Vito L2H1 to outfit it with a sleeping and lounge area, aft galley, and plenty of storage space throughout. Constructed from birch plywood, the wooden indoor living area is also insulated with the expected hemp and cork wool so campers stay warm during the nights and cooler months without leaving the truck running. Equipped with adaptive upholstery and hidden storage compartments, Serge Propose has thought of everything when converting the Mercedes Vito L2H1.

8. VanLab’s Flatpack Van Conversion Kits


Now available for US shipping, VanLab’s Flatpack van VanLab Conversion Kits require an electrician screwdriver and can be assembled inside your truck between three to six hours, then all that’s left is to configure the wires. Like IKEA furniture, anyone can build VanLab conversion kits; No carpentry experience necessary. Speaking about the ease of assembly, the VanLab founders noted, “Surely anyone can build this kit. All holes are pre-drilled and panels pre-cut. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions provided in the included manual and attach the panels together.” Manufactured from Baltic Birch plywood, the panels are prefinished and designed to fit together like puzzle pieces so that anyone can easily lead their truck fittings.

9. The Boaterhome


Equipped with a front engine, the Boaterhome’s front end acts as a kind of jack for a skid boat to slide into like a drag. The Boaterhome front end functions as a boat trailer to be installed over the two parts to integrate into a hybrid boat on a seamless boat connection. To get his boat on the water, John reverses the truck to meet the shoreline and offsets the boat, allowing him to slide easily from the truck’s trailer into the body of water. Complete with a Mercury Marine 200hp DFI outboard engine, the fiberglass boat can reach speeds of up to 64.3 km/h. While on the road, the hybrid van-pot has a maximum limit of 161 km / h.

10. Camp Curtis


Cortes Campers manufactures vintage-style trailers using fiberglass bi-axle suspension, patent-pending fiberglass and carbon fiber and finished with marine-grade Gelcoat. In addition to their featherweight, these travel trailers are extremely durable, sturdy, well insulated and long lasting. Since the camper lacks a woody interior, one could count it for being grunge, but your thinking immediately changes at the first sight of the glossy interiors. The camper is not limited to amenities either, it comes with a double or double bed for easy sleeping for people of all age groups – at the end of the trailer is a dining area equipped with a carbon fiber/Kevlar table, which converts into a bed. The luxury and nostalgic travel trailers are also equipped with a kitchen that features a full-size refrigerator, microwave, oven, stove, and sink, and a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. The trailer also comes with HDTV, heating and cooling solutions, and water tanks for fresh and gray water.

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