Do you have what it takes for the Design and Build challenge? Answered
I have been researching and think a lot about mobile structures specifically campers that are light weight and highly efficient. After spending a substantial amount of time looking around to see what designs are out there I have concluded that there isn't much. This fact bothers me for a few reasons but mostly because I have a vested interests in this topic. Come march I plan to begin living in a small camper while traveling around the country for several months the only catch is I am going to build it.
So my question is what idea's can you all come up with that fit within these guidelines.
1- It must be relatively comfortable for two to live in but cannot exceed 60 sq ft.
2- It must include a toilet, shower and sink as well as a space for a camping stove
3- It must be insulated and have windows for ventilation and natural light
4- It must have storage space
5- The interior must be no less than 6ft tall so that I can stand up straight while the exterior cannot exceed 9ft.
6- It must have a water tank but I do not want any electricity / plumbing and I do not intend on carrying water while in transit.
As of now that’s pretty much it for requirements.
I should mention that this structure is going to be towed by a ‘05 Honda civic 4 cylinder automatic so the entire unit cannot exceed 1100 lbs trailer included. I don’t wish to destroy this vehicle by towing a camper 5,000 miles around the country but I do plan to add an extra transmission oil reservoir for cooling purposes.
I hope some of you find this of interest and have some ideas to share with me. I have some thoughts of how I can make this sucker but I wanted to put my thoughts out and see what someone else comes up with.
Thanks and I hope you create something beautiful and functional.