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From inflatable concrete to boat-in-a-bag, new portable comforts are popping up

Implications - As people begin to move around more, whether due to virtual working arrangements, or the time and affluence of retired boomers, they are looking for ways in which to maximize the comforts they take on the road. Instead of camping or renting hotels, some travelers are drawn to the luxurious qualities of portable homes and recreation.
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Retro VW Camper Goes Green
Still in draft-phase, the famous VW Westfalia Camper Van has been redesigned to bring it even more environmental street-cred. Alexandre Verdier envisions an "intelligent" vehicle with solar panels to… MORE
play_circle_filled Push Button Homes
Push Button Homes
Quik House by Adam Kalkin
Remember the Illy house? The shipping container that would unfold at the push of a button to reveal a fully furnished, highly functional pre-fab coffee shop? People went crazy for the New York installation… MORE
Inflatable Portable Pubs
Inflatable Portable Pubs
Bouncy Castles for Boozing
Bouncy castles are so much fun, but for some reason, even I get rejected when I try to play in them, and I'm pretty small! Imagine my excitement then when I discovered the Inflatable Pub! Designed for… MORE
Portable Sail Boat
Portable Sail Boat
Urban Skiff
The Urban Skiff, by designers Thomas Giger, Anita Meyer, Florian Ueker, Femke Morf and Thomas Etter is a portable/foldable sail boat that comes complete and ready to assemble. When you're ready to go sailing… MORE
Inflatable Architecture
Inflatable Architecture
Blow-Up Concrete Building
Researchers at Kassel University are exploring a new type of building material that involves inflating a flexible skin and then, filling embedded cavities with concrete. Voila - inflatable concrete! A… MORE
Artistic Outhouses
Artistic Outhouses
Visually Pleasing Portable Toilets
For most of us, the portable toilet’s that have offered us relief at outdoor events are hardly worth raving about. But not all portable toilets are bland and dreadful. In fact, some portable toilets are… MORE
Camping Rafts
Camping Rafts
Floating Cabins
People have camped near water bodies since the beginning of time, but camping directly on the water is now possible thanks to floating cabins. The pointed roof cabins are built on log rafts made of tree… MORE
Inflatable Boat Fits in a Bag
Inflatable Boat Fits in a Bag
This mini inflatable boat weighs only 40 kg but it can support weight up to 240 kg. It can fit for 2 people and ready for you anytime any place because it fits in a bag. This ultra-lighweight folding catamaran… MORE
Chopper RVs
Chopper RVs
BadAss Camping Gear
So road warrior, are you ready for some lakeside marshmallow and wienie roasts this summer? Don't stick it out in a tent. Instead, seek inspiration from this badass RV attached to a chromed out motorcycle.… MORE
Storage Units as Second Homes
Storage Units as Second Homes
GarageTown Play Spaces
What a fantastic idea: using storage units as play spaces! Designers and builders of storage units realized that people were using these rental spaces for more stashing their boxes full of junk, so they… MORE

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