Campers, How Do You Like This Concept? The Bufalino Camper
Generally campers are designed to meet the needs of a few people. You can get a one-person tent, but don't look for a one person camper...until now. Though still in its conceptual stages, the Bufalino Camper, designed by German Designer Cornelius Commanns, is a small camper designed to meet the needs of one person.
Modeled after the Piaggio APE 50 (chosen for its fuel efficiency), the Bufalino Camper is essentially a three-wheeled vehicle with a camper shell and all of the amenities one person would need to "rough it." Comanns says of the design, "My aim was to give people a better understanding of the country...the traveling vehicle is always with you like some kind of base camp, while also being used for moving on in an easygoing and spontaneous way."
Though the design is only in its conceptual stages, it would be quite the base camp. Inside the Bufalino Camper, there is a bed, two seating units, a cooking zone, a sink, a water tank, refrigerator and storage space. The explorer using this camper would be some sort of human/mechanical version of a turtle.
Comanns's intention with this design was to encourage campers and explorers to go off the beaten track and venture into unexplored territory. While you can't get your hands on a Bufalino Camper of your own, the concept is a clever, economical and fun, and perhaps someday these single-person campers will be on the market.
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