Caravans for years have always been the proverbial box shaped mobile dwelling. Always favored by retired couples or families with small children looking for cheap holidays. Many of us who own a caravan love the freedom of being able to just hitch up and see where the roads take us. Arriving at a different location every few days, you get to see more of the Country that you are visiting.
Silver Bullet Airstream caravans always come top of the wish list for most normal caravan owners, there sleek and shiny good looks turn heads seemingly everywhere they go! Many caravan owners however would never dream of having anything else after owning one of these.
But all that is about to change as new caravan designs seem to be starting to break the boundaries. Some of the designs and prototypes that are on the drawing boards at the moment sure are crazy looking. Everything from funky to ultra modern is being experimented with by artists and designers alike.
Some people have even taking it upon themselves to make their own crazy caravans too!
But there are lots of factors stopping caravans from changing beyond all recognition, cost is a major factor. Especially with caravans already being expensive in comparison to other everyday items such as cars. They are still therefore classed as luxury and people will never pay over the odds for design over function.
Aerodynamics also plays a huge role on their changing or not so much changing looks. If it’s not good in a wind tunnel it won’t work! That’s why most caravans still have a boxy look..
So here are some crazy caravan designs…
Mehrzeller Camper Prototype
Designed by two students in Austria’s Graz University of Technology’s faculty of architecture, Theresa Kalteis and Christian Freissling have definitely thought outside of the box. The potential buyers of this strange looking caravan will be able to create their own version of this design, by selecting what they need or require. Then an advance computer program will create a 3D simulation of their potential caravan and will calculate the costs according to materials selected.
Airstream Bambi Trailer
One of Airstream’s smallest caravans may not look to crazy on the outside but it sure packs a lot of design features into a small space. This is the perfect caravan for a married couple, it only has one double bed, but has a beautifully modern desk area for all your computer work!
Caravan by Bob Villa
This caravan shows styling not too dissimilar to Airstream caravans, copying the 50’s style and glamour and of course it’s super lightweight too!
Sealander Amphibious RV
At first glance this caravan just looks like a very modern version of a run of the mill caravan, but that would be where you were wrong! This caravan can not only travel on highways but also on byways, or rivers and canals to you and me. It has a specially designed waterproof chassis which moves automatically as soon as it hits water to make sailing a breeze.
Foldoub Collapsible Caravan
Designed by Niels Caris, this foldout caravan has an uber modern, vibrant and stylish look, making it perfect for those quick getaways…
This would be ideal for the camping in Devon!
Tabbert T@B Caravan
The Tabbert T@B is a teardrop shaped caravan specifically designed for two people in mind, the higher spec models come with beautiful high class interiors and the choice of fabulous optional extras. The small but stylish caravans hail from Germany and have a huge following of dedicated owners…
Now this is where the design goes and the window and the craziness in the form of design comes into play!!
Shed Caravan or Caravan Shed?
Not quite sure what this caravan owner was trying to achieve by cladding it in wood, maybe it’s a ready made man shed?
What they do inside them we don’t want to know!
Single Man Caravan
Perfect for those arguments with the other half because there is only room for one!
Is this a shed on wheels or something else? However it does have that country cabin air to it and it obviously works so don’t knock it!
Hope you enjoyed an insight into the good and bad of caravan design.
So until next we meet…