Whenever one thinks of caravans, it gives the hint of nomadic life. It brings the essence adventure, thrill and the pleasure to get temporary freedom from conventional civilized life. But a comparison of the nomadic life of the yesteryear to that of a modern one will reveal that the former was much tougher and more of an unfortunate compulsion to succumb to a low living condition in harsh natural conditions. But things have changed now. With the invention of hi-tech caravans, spending nomadic life have become more of a pleasure and adventure trip, where people love to take their family along with them too, to be one with nature. Here are ten such caravan concept designs that are sure to bring about a drastic change in the typical nature of nomadic life.
1. Domus, Mobile Compact Home:
This is a design that was conceived keeping in mind those people who preferred to lead a bohemian life and stay away from the fetters of family norms and also for the young generation, who struggle to develop a strong foothold in the society and acquire money and property in days to come. It accommodates up to two people and has enough space to carry on the daily basic chores inside. But, it is also compact in design that makes it easier to be driven on a normal driving license. The wheelbase of this caravan is of Mercedes Sprinter Van that gets extended as living pods whenever required. The interior, with the use of materials like glass, wooden detailing, etc., along with kitchen and sitting arrangement in the downstairs section and the bedroom, living room and outdoor patio in the second floor makes it a typical home. A three wheeled smaller unit is also attached with the main vehicle as personal mobility unit. But the conventional body panel at the exterior makes it look like a normal car too.
2. Blackmore Vale Leisure:
This caravan is especially for those who are fanatic about camping and wish to have all the amenities as they would have got while at home. Balckmore Vale Leisure is available in different shapes and sizes and is equipped with thick insulated panels to fight out harsh weather on the way. Further, the six years water ingress facility and an easy to prepare king sized bed, together with sun canopy to withstand strong ultra violet rays, makes it quite lucrative. Available at price ranges starting from £6990, it is sure to change the lives of nomadic travelers.
3. Capsule Caravan:
Although this caravan still remains a concept, but conceptualized by David Tonkinson, it is self sufficient, compact design and smart look is sure to be most sought after when it hits the roads. When closed, it is designed to fit into a standard sized parking space. But the capsules disintegrate into two pods when required. One is the “Comfort Pod,” equipped with sitting and sleeping arrangement for two persons, along with mediums of entertainment, like audio supply, equipped with 12v power supply. The other pod is the “Service pod,” containing water and power supply system and enough space to stack in personal goodies. A large central window with electromagnetic film allows natural light to come in.
4. 252° Living Area:
This caravan designed by a group of creative minds like Stephanie Bellanger, Amaury Watine, François Gustin & David Dethoor promises to give you all the comforts of a city life while you are away camping. With a fully equipped compact house on wheels, it features a bathroom, bedroom, living room, kitchen and office when it expands at 252° radius. The walls slide on rails and is further surrounded by a protective shield to give you privacy.
5. Bob Villa’s Caravan:
This caravan by Bob Villa is a breakthrough in the traditional square shaped ones in its appearance. The white walls tires and protective covering on the wheels and windows with alumina panels and dark glasses segregate it from those conventional ones. A changeable ladder from the living space, which has a modular sofa that extends to become a bed, together with another slider to reveal mattresses and chairs, leads the users to the classic bedroom on top of it. It also has a bathroom and a kitchen, having a foldable breakfast bar. The lightweight GRP foam structure makes it convenient to carry anywhere.
Designed by Christina Susana, this caravan has a detachable unit, one featuring the home unit and another, a small vehicle. With the modern technologies needed for a modern living, together with features of auto technology, this caravan, with a geometric shape is apt for small family use.
7. Case Van:
This is another concept, still be to released. Conceived by James Curtis, it will feature smart geometric shape and multifunctional facilities to meet the changing demands of the modern nomads.Thus, together with the basic needs of a home, the users can enjoy internet connectivity on one of its specially designed touch screen walls.
8. Next gen Caravan concept:
While on tour, if you and your family do not wish to deprive yourself from the PSPs and iPods that you use at home like addiction, choose this caravan. A home on the wheels, this caravan also offers a veranda with foldable chairs on the back to experience nature as you move. The veranda leads you to the fully equipped interior.
Manufactured in Germany, Mehrzeller, which means multi-cell, is worth its name. Conceptualized by Christian Freisling and Theresa Kalteis of Graz University of Technology in Austria, it was sponsored by BMW. It is the total renovation of the classic trailer and is so designed that the customers can customize the caravan according to their use, by means of the online “Konfigurator”. This makes every caravan a unique piece.
This easily foldable caravan, designed by Dutch designer Niels Caris, makes it convenient to move even on narrow link roads. It is suited to the needs of a small family and is expanded to become a mid-sized caravan according to requirement.