Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Very Tiny, Very Hi Tech, Go Anywhere Minimalist Camper For Two...

Named 'Back in Black' after an AC/DC album, Mark and Lesley's 8 ft x 6.4 ft go anywhere 4WD camper is certainly DC.
184 watts of lightweight Amorphous solar panels are installed on the pop-up tilting roof enabling their tiny, innovative and stylish get-away house to run soley on 12 volt.
And using too, the power generated by the vehicle's large alternator.
There's no LPG bottle anywhere here.
All their eggs are in the one 12 volt basket.
They use 12 volt pots and pans that plug in, a 12 volt jug and an Eberspacher electric/diesel heater to keep warm.
The 35 litre Waco top loading refrigerator runs on 12 volts too.
There's a little woodburning cooker that uses a couple of pinecones at a time. That too, has a fan that runs on a couple of AA batteries.
The exterior/interior cladding is insulated Aluminium Cladding Material, ACM. There are windows complete with anti-insect screens in the poptop portion of the camper.
A double futon bed folds up to make comfortable day seating and the interior fit-out is all in satin finished stainless steel.
The chassis is a classic Landrover Defender 110 Ute with an all aluminium body. Top quality off-road tyres will take this little beauty anywhere and carrying a self-containment certificate, it's a great little unit for freedom camping everywhere.
We met up at Uretiti yesterday...

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  1. What an amazing engineering creation of ideology and initiative. Well done to the builders. They may change their mind about a few things when they live in it full time.