Nissan debuts pop-top and fully-electric camper vans for summer adventures

August 8, 2018 by  
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Just in time for summer road trips, Nissan has debuted two new camper vans  at the Madrid Motor Show. The company showcased mod-style camper vans — one with a pop-up sleeper roof and one designed for  zero-emissions  — perfect for your next adventure. The car giant recently debuted the two new camper vans in Madrid. The NV300 Camper sleeps up to four people thanks to a pop-top sleeper roof, and the e-NV200 Camper is fully-electric. The electric camper van is powered by a 40kWh battery, which can be charged up to 80 percent in less than an hour, so you can be back on the road in a flash. The e-NV200 gets approximately 124 miles on a single charge. Related: Tesla’s all-electric semi truck has a bold new competitor According to Francesc Corberó, communications director of Nissan Iberia, the design of the vans was inspired by the need to provide road-trippers with the utmost in comfort and flexibility while on the road. Corberó said, “The new Nissan Camper range will allow the most adventurous to have a balcony with views of the most incredible places in the world and enjoy the essence of traveling with family or friends.” The NV300’s pop-up sleeper roof allows for four people to sleep in the van comfortably, two in the lower bed and two up top. In both models, the living space is efficiently designed with a compact kitchen that comes with a stove, sink and refrigerator. An abundance of windows lets natural light flood the interior, but the vans are equipped with retractable shades for privacy. The interior is installed with a number of transforming features for space optimization. There is a removable table that attaches to the kitchen countertop and can be dismantled when not in use. In addition to the rear bench, which is set on floor rails for added flexibility, the front seats swivel around to provide additional seating. For gear storage, the exterior of the van is equipped with various racks and awnings. Unfortunately, the electric vans are only available in Spain at the moment, with the e-NV200 starting at a base price of $25,165. + Nissan Via Curbed Images via Nissan

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These tiny and adorable vintage campers are made for birds

April 20, 2018 by  
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Vintage camper vans all the rage nowadays—and now you can even help your backyard birds get in on the action too. Marcus Williams and Sj Stone of the Nashville-based design studio One Man, One Garage crafted the Vintage Camper Birdhouse that’s easy to put together and stunning to look at. Laser cut from birch wood, the Vintage Camper Birdhouse is made to order and ships flatpack . Construction is a breeze with no glue required; the birdhouse’s 40-plus parts are pre-cut and pop up out from five punch cards. The kits can be customized with paint and can also be pre-stained in a variety of vintage hues. Related: Enchanting birdhouses inspired by famous architecture The camper van was inspired by photographs of a 1974 Scotty travel trailer once owned by the designers and is built to a roughly 1:20 scale that measures nine inches in length, six inches wide, and nearly five inches tall. Though tiny, the travel trailer birdhouse comes with a lot of detail: awnings on three sides, flowers for the two window boxes, curtains, a spare tire, leveling jack, a welcome mat, two flamingoes and a classic Weber style grill. The adorable birdhouses are available on Etsy starting at $25. + One Man, One Garage Via Colossal Images via One Man, One Garage

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