Aquatic Caravan: Floating Travel Trailer + Water-Ready RV

Filed under House Boats or in the Architecture category

Campers for land, boats for water, but few manufactured motorhomes (or motorboats) are equally suited for both environments. Combining the utility of a four-wheeled boat trailer with parts of a conventional cross-country airstream, this modest-looking project has deeper meaning than is evidence on the surface.

In fact, the Thansadet’s rather bland and boxy design inherently proposes to democratize waterways for ordinary vacationers. As a (relatively) cheap buy or rental, it creates sale-priced possibilities to reach remote locations normally accessible only to someone with a luxury yacht or sailboat.

There is no attempt to make a streamlined project for jet-setting speedsters. Rather, the focus is on a livable floating space to accommodate up to a family of five. It is merely designed for short and slow trips on the sea or simplified pop-up-style camping on land.

Travelers are used to seeing unrealistic images of their would-be destinations – cropped and Photoshopped pictures that mislead them into believing a resort is truly isolated. In this case, though, the idea holds water (metaphorically), as it is easy to imagine truly escaping in such a vehicle along watery roads less traveled (assuming issues of salt, dirt, weather and wear can be addressed should this ever be built).

Keep Going – Check out this Great Related Dornob Design:

Living on Waterworld: Floating & Future-Ready Eco-Home

Some say this project reflects a pessimistic vision of our future on Earth, others say it is a realistic response to a planet in peril – but most people will be hard-pressed to deny that this is a sensational undertaking in sustainable design regardless of global perspectives – particularly given that it is going on right in the heart of New York City.

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