The DROPLET is a compact teardrop trailer with a light-filled, insulated shell that fits a queen size bed for a good night’s rest. The large windows are made for stargazing or if you’re looking for privacy, the shades come down for added coziness. A sheltered kitchen is on the back of the trailer making it easy to fix meals while still being social with family and visitors. The DROPLET is lightweight enough to be towed by a MINI Cooper or Volkswagen Golf, so there’s no need to upgrade to a truck or SUV to haul it to your next destination.
Living Vehicle trailers scream luxe from first glance at the chrome boxy exterior. From the fold down patio, solar-powered air conditioning, four bedroom configuration options, luxury appliances, to the off-grid spa bathroom, it’s all designed for actual off-grid living and not just limited to short weekend trips. Now with luxury comes a cost – you will have to dig deeper into your pockets for this one as the base model retails for $299,995 and up with the PRO-EV model starting at $469.995.
While still just a concept, the Airstream eStream Concept Travel Trailer will hopefully become a reality sooner rather than later. Airstream and their parent company THOR set out to imagine the next generation of recreational vehicles – one with efficiency, maneuverability, and an updated interior. The all-electric concept is packed with a high-voltage chassis with its own battery-powered electric drivetrain and control systems that improve mileage, alongside power all the amenities within its 22-foot-long floor plan with 80 kWhrs of power stored in a battery bank.
The Traveler by Happier Camper is the beefier version of their original HC1 camper that’s still lightweight but fully equipped with all the comforts of home. Inside the 17′ trailer, you’ll find a complete bathroom with a sink, shower, and dry-flush toilet, a fully-equipped kitchenette with a dual burner stove, DC-powered drawer fridge and a sink, and a semi-customizable interior based on their Adaptiv™ System of modular cubes. The cubes fit together side-by-side or stacked to form places for seating, sleeping, relaxation, and storage. Anytime you want to change up the layout, you can.
nuCamp’s TAG Teardrop Trailer is a lightweight, easy-to-tow option that will bring some of the comforts of home with you. The cozy interior features a queen size bed, A/C unit, and a window just above your head so you can stare at the stairs are you fall to sleep. On the exterior, there’s a kitchen with a sink, stovetop, microwave, and removable cooler. There’s even an outdoor shower for when it’s time to clean up.
If you’re looking for an ESCAPE that looks and feels like an actual home, the ESCAPE Traveler is for you. This 269-square-foot cottage on wheels allows you to escape for short jaunts or more permanently with just about everything you would need to survive and thrive – full bathroom, full-size appliances, a living area with a fireplace, a big screen TV, floor to ceiling windows, and a washer and dryer. It sleeps up to six people so it works for a family or anyone who wants friends to join them.
Inspired by a space capsule, the Polydrops P17A All Electric trailer offers users their own futuristic personal space with some modern amenities. The faceted aerodynamic trailer houses a full-size mattress, LED lighting, storage, charging ports, and a kitchenette at the back. Thanks to its lightweight aluminum frame, this Polydrops trailer can be towed by electric vehicles without the car losing much range.
Another from Airstream, except this one was a reality. The Nest by Airstream is a modern take on the iconic “silver bullet” models the brand is known for. Nest weighs just 3,400lbs making it easy to tow on your next getaway. The interior was designed with two floor plan options – one with a U-shaped dinette that converts to a bed and another that’s designed with a permanent bed. In addition, the camper includes lots of storage, premium fixtures, a two-burner stove, microwave, and even a bathroom.
The all-mighty EarthRoamer vehicles are not like any other – they’re the true baller of a modern RV. In fact, they’re considered XVs – Xpedition Vehicles. They’re hand built in Colorado with the highest quality materials and a real attention to detail. They’re durable, all-in-one packages with everything built right in, including the Ford truck that drives it. While the EarthRoamer is made to handle tough, off-road adventures, they’re like luxury apartments on wheels that will probably make you never venture into a tent ever again.
For those who like it a little more rugged but with some elements of comfort, the TAXA Outdoors Cricket is one to check out. It’s designed for off-road adventures but it packs comfortable places to sleep for two adults and two children along with a kitchenette with a sink and two-burner stove. The roof pops up for more head room and cross ventilation, making it feel larger than it is.
Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.