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Off-the-Wall RVs: Don’t Try This at Home

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August 31, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

Editor’s Note: The following photo package comes from the Seattle Post Intelligencer blog.

Nomadic people (Greek: nomádes, “those who let pasture herds”) are communities of people who move from one place to another, rather than settling permanently in one location. Nomad. Gypsy. Wanderer. Vagabond. Location-independent traveler. All these terms describe a person who loves variable scenery. They move from neighborhood to neighborhood, town to town, or country to country, doing what human evolution tells them to do: keep moving.

For many years RVs ( travel trailers, campers, fifth-wheesl …) have been offering a great, affordable way of sightseeing and vacationing … Plus high maintenance and gas expenses, storage space problems, minimum privacy ( if you live in RV park). Do I have to mention the whole “carbon footprint” and ” environmental impact ” those gas-guzzling monsters leave as they trail through nature?

For the most “environmentally conscious ” nomads, let me introduce you to … not exactly sure what to call them : camper bike, bike motorhome, bike trailer house?

Completely human powered, about half the size of a normal cab-over camper, and completely emission free, the Camper Bike is designed by Boston-based artist Kevin Cyr. The Camper Bike is both a fully functioning RV and the subject of a number of Cyr’s amazing paintings.

Completely human powered, about half the size of a normal cab-over camper, and completely emission free, the Camper Bike is designed by Boston-based artist Kevin Cyr. The Camper Bike is both a fully functioning RV and the subject of a number of Cyr’s amazing paintings.

Brian Campbell lives in Portland, Oregon in this “mortorhome”. He literally lives in it. Brian is homeless, and after years of living on the street , he decided to solve his homeless problem by inventing and building his own home.

Brian Campbell lives in Portland, Ore., in this “mortorhome.” He literally lives in it. Brian is homeless, and after years of living on the street, he decided to solve his homeless problem by inventing and building his own home.

Designed by Casey Wong, a Hong Kong based designer, this house was his way to combat the rising prices of homes. It has a door, a writing desk and a fold out bed.

Designed by Casey Wong, a Hong Kong based designer, this house was his way to combat the rising prices of homes. It has a door, a writing desk and a fold-out bed.

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