Two Guys Built This 400,000-Brick LEGO Volkswagen Van In Six Weeks

At the travel and leisure convention in Munich, Germany, the beloved Volkswagen Type 2 Bulli van comes in three flavors: classic, miniature Lego, and full-size Lego classic. Sitting on a stand next to its nearly identical brothers, the LEGO Bulli was constructed in less than six weeks out of approximately 400,000 bricks. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of 12 Crazy Wooden Homes On Wheels From The Early 20th Century

There is no formal definition of a house car but in the early 1900s, Americans want to take to the roads and explore. Some creative Tin Can tourists decided that they’d rather bring their home with them rather than have the tent attachments on the sides of their Model T’s, so they built larger structures that resembled houses onto the frames and off they went. It really is the earliest example of what we commonly call a mobile home.

The superb bus of Ray Conklin, president of the New York Motorbus Company in 1915.

Mobile homes often look blocky and sterile, but these wooden houses look like gingerbread Victorian houses on wheels. Check out how people have hammered and sawed their own homes onto cars. Continue reading »

Bauhaus Bus Embarks On World Tour To Explore The School’s Global Legacy

A mobile building that looks like the Bauhaus school in Dessau will travel between four global cities, aiming to “unlearn” the influential school’s Eurocentric attitudes. Called Wohnmaschine, which means “living house”, the small-scale Bauhaus bus will travel between four cities in 2019, the school’s centenary year. Continue reading »

The Luxury Apartment On Wheels: Camping In Style In A 1930s Jungle Yacht

The Jungle Yacht was created for and used by Italian explorer Commander Attilio Gatti and his wife, who both traveled extensively to the African Congo as a deluxe apartment “for his 1937-1940 (his 10th) and 1947 (his 11th) expeditions” and “equipped them quite lavishly.” Continue reading »

Glamorous Vintage Camper Is Your Midcentury Dream Home On Wheels

A rare and fully restored ‘Holiday House Geographic’ midcentury trailer is for sale – and it offers a taste of modernist living on the open road. Only seven of the fibreglass caravans – designed by industrial engineer Chuck Pelly in 1962 with an original price tag of $8,500 – were ever made and only two thought to still exist. Continue reading »

Retro Birdhouse Camper Kit Makes the Perfect Backyard Outpost

In a charming sendup of the current camper van resurgence, Marcus Williams and Sj Stone of the Nashville-based design studio One Man, One Garage have created a set of vintage camper birdhouse kits that are the perfect backyard outpost for a family of birds. Continue reading »

Outside Van Valhalla 4×4 Camper

Travel off the grid and into the wilderness in style with a reliable custom-made all-in-one camper van from Outside Van. Each van is based off the powerful Mercedes Sprinter, hosting the ability to house multiple individuals on a cross-country excursion through America’s winding rural roads. Continue reading »

Californian Inventor Spends Millions Creating One-Off Camper Van To Take His 4YO Daughter Around The World

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Are you a fan of camping? Ever set off on long scientific explorations? Do you have a general disdain for refilling your fuel tank? Well, have we got the expedition vehicle for you. This is the KiraVan, a formidable off-roader engineered from the ground up to do one thing – get you (and your stuff) there and back. Inventor Bran Ferren developed the vehicle as a mobile learning lab for his daughter Kira, but also with scientists and film crews in mind. It allows teams to trek out to remote locations but not forgo the comforts of working from a lab or an editing studio. Continue reading »

Here Are The 11 Sexiest Customized VW Camper Vans Ever To Grace Road-Life

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There is hardly any vehicle on earth with more rugged sex appeal than the classic VW camper-van. Putting aside Volkswagen’s recent emissions scandal, the classic design that so many hippies once flocked to continues to attract a new generation of travellers who re-outfit the vans to serve as the perfect mobile space for life off-the-beaten path. Customization is one of the greatest joys of the van life. Continue reading »

This Camper Does Triple Duty as an Office, Lounge and Bedroom

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Belgium-based design studio FIVE AM, have designed a small camper they call #dojowheels, that transforms from an office, to a sofa, to a bed.
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The Nomadic Life of a Man who Lives in a Camper Van

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Mike Hudson chose to pack up his life and hit the road. He turned his van into a home and started a website called Van Dog Traveller to document his journey around Europe. Continue reading »