I love this little vehicle. A true 1920s work of art.
Rolling homes go back almost as far as rolling vehicles and the modern era of motor driven cars is not an exception. If you have followed this blog at all you may have seen some great contraptions, especially from the 1920s and 30s. The counter-culture of the 1960s lead to a generation of rolling home … Continue reading House Trucks from the Early 1970s
An early tiny house on wheels... and a family selfie. The Library of Congress has some pretty amazing stuff. I rarely find what I came for but I always find something pretty spectacular. This house (click to enlarge) is quite a piece of woodworking. Shingle siding all glass door, sturdy balcony, beautiful windows, under storage, … Continue reading A 1926 Home Built Camper Truck
I discovered this cabinet card on http://joshuafountain.tumblr.com/. Wedding? Circus? Festival? It certainly is some sort of novelty. Maybe some kitschy ideas to spice up my own ride.
Some of you Teardrop aficionados out there have undoubtedly seen photos of Dave Moult's spectacular build. The best write-up I've come across is from the Living in a Shoebox blog. This is not Mr. Moult's first build and it clearly shows. This one has a retro-futuristic Steampunk theme and uses a lot of copper and … Continue reading A Steampunk Teardrop Camper
As found on Tumblr, seemingly the ultimate source for all images these days. This vehicle is probably not practical as either boat or car but would sure be a lot of fun to have. I can imagine this pulling an amphibious caravan; the ultimate traveler. How do we get some crowd-funding for this insanity?
Experimental house on a Prius from Australia. What an odd combination. I like it indeed. The short article is HERE. "It provided a stylish place to sleep at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria earlier this month while his fellow campers were forced to rough it in tents. “It’s quite well insulated in there. It’s … Continue reading Prius House
Home-built camper fans will probably really appreciate this remarkable future-retro monstrosity. Conceived, designed, and built by Bill Guernsey while recovering from a broken back, it took two years to complete. Follow the link below to the short write-up on the Makezine Blog or click here to straight to the Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Camper-Revealed/
I would love a human-powered world with creatures like this filling our highways, quietly and without belching exhaust into the air. Maybe we wouldn't need to expend all our resources and youth expanding the empire to secure our ever-growing need for oil overseas. As things stand today, there are few roads you could safely travel … Continue reading Camper Bicycle
A true micro vardo created by Iosu Vakerizzo, a visual artist, musician, film maker and more. The video below is a stop-action of him setting up and taking down his moped powered one man caravan. A very clever contraption I would love to see on the road. http://youtu.be/VNcJxmXxEIg Interesting, if nothing else.
Found on the Vintage Everyday blog. It is thought to be from circa 1926 and is a real beauty. It has some nice details as well. The sign on the roof, lightning rods, and even a little chimney. A great solution of one facing homelessness but still had the car. Possibly a nightmare to drive?
Spotted at the Oregon Country Faire
I'm a big fan of Retro-Futuristic design. Maybe that's why some of the better Steam Punk designs appeal to me. I don't mean the stuff that's just hot-gluing old watch gears onto some leather or carrying a toy ray-gun around in an old-western holster. I want art that can actually be part of our daily … Continue reading Retro-Futuristic
N55 is a group of artists and designers who have some interesting ideas. I have been interested in the Walkinghouse since I first saw it. Here is a link to its "manual" and here is a video of it walking in Copenhagen. I selfishly wish they were doing this somewhere closer to me. While on … Continue reading N55 Walkinghouse