Paul Elkins seems to be quite an inventor and a talented Maker. Here is an ingenious and practical shelter he created that weighs only 45 pounds (20 kg).
Tiny indeed but I love the low profile. Wind resistance is everything with human power.
Great combination of high and low visibility here. Automobile drivers are the biggest concern for cyclists and it is good to be seen on the road. When I was a full-time cyclist I was hit several times.
Extremely simple furnishings; lightweight plastic bins, some tiny cabinets, a small stove and speakers.
With the builder modelling for scale, the pod seems rather small. However, it provides a simple shelter from the weather and a place to keep some gear. Have a look at the summary HERE and check out his older work on the BLOG.
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I love Paul’s projects. I like that he has actually built two bicycle trailers I’ve only drawn out and made scale models of and his are surprisingly similar, with his improvements.He makes me feel like such a slacker.
Most of the great creators I follow out there make me feel like a slacker.
jeez , he’s at it again….
A couple of favorites :
You might hate me for this one : http://bicycledesign.net/2015/02/a-collection-of-velomobile-links-part-1/
This puts the filip on the slacker comments : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOtsLgwYi8
I know this is a really old post but….in my 1965 Airstream, there was a document on inside of the closet door. It was testifying the authenticity. It had a line drawing of a man on a bicycle, towing an Airstream. I wouldn’t be surprised if they did it in real life for publicity. Lots of useful stuff on your blog!