Off-grid camping just got so much better with these solar-powered teardrop trailers

October 5, 2017 by  
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Explorers could venture way off the grid thanks to a new collaboration between teardrop trailer maker Vistabule and solar power company Sunflare . Sunflare makes bendy solar panels a few micrometers thick that can be taped to any surface – so they’re the perfect solution to adorn the top of the Vistable camper , conforming to its unique shape. The lightweight solar panels add virtually no weight to the trailer. Vistabule trailers, manufactured by Minnesota Teardrop Trailers, can now be lined with flexible solar panels on their rooftops. Solar energy allows users to turn on lights, charge phones, and cook in the trailer’s full kitchen off-grid . Sunflare CEO Philip Gao said the solar panels can be installed on a new trailer or retrofitted to ones people already own. Related: Sunflare’s new ultra-thin solar “wallpaper” can stick to any surface The trailers feature 1950’s-inspired design, with plenty of space inside for adventurers to store gear, cook dinner, or snuggle up. There’s a full-size sofa bed, collapsible coffee table, and drop-down nightstands inside. A two-burner stovetop and sink with running water allows users to prepare food. Several large windows offer grand views inside the trailer that can be towed by just about any car. With Sunflare solar panels atop the Vistabule trailer can fully charge two smartphones, charge a laptop up to 30 percent, allow campers to switch on the lights and a fan, enable the refrigerator to keep running all day for two and a half days, and run the heater for three hours per day. Sunflare says after that users will probably need to recharge the battery . Minnesota Teardrop Trailers CEO Bert Taylor said in a statement, “When we first started our business, we wanted to make a camping trailer that was beautiful, energy efficient, and would easily blend technology with human comfort. Adding Sunflare solar collection panels to our Vistabule trailers substantially lengthens the time campers can be off the grid, and greatly enhances the entire camping experience.” + Sunflare + Vistabule Images courtesy of Sunflare and Vistabule Facebook

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Is the Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper a Perfect Home Away from Home?

November 27, 2014 by  
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Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014 by  
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Jeffrey Eyster’s Modern Recreational Vehicle is an Off-Grid, Mobile Nature Retreat

November 29, 2012 by  
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Influenced by both prefabricated modern architecture and vehicle design, the Modern Recreational Vehicle, or MRV-1, can be towed to remote locations in nature. Jeffrey Eyster of  A+E Architecture  was drawn to the idea of creating a nature retreat that would blur the boundaries between permanent prefab homes and ephemeral camping structures, and he envisioned a structure that would have modern comforts without any of the symbols of camping. The sustainable studio provides sleeping for two, heating and air conditioning, a composting toilet, a shower, and a small kitchen. Eyster is currently raising funds at USA Projects in order to build and test a prototype. + A+E Architecture + MRV-1 at USA Projects The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a+e architecture , campers , camping , jeffrey eyster , mobile architecture , mobile homes , mobile studio , Modern Recreational Vehicle , MRV-1 , nature retreat

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November 29, 2012 by  
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Influenced by both prefabricated modern architecture and vehicle design, the Modern Recreational Vehicle, or MRV-1, can be towed to remote locations in nature. Jeffrey Eyster of  A+E Architecture  was drawn to the idea of creating a nature retreat that would blur the boundaries between permanent prefab homes and ephemeral camping structures, and he envisioned a structure that would have modern comforts without any of the symbols of camping. The sustainable studio provides sleeping for two, heating and air conditioning, a composting toilet, a shower, and a small kitchen. Eyster is currently raising funds at USA Projects in order to build and test a prototype. + A+E Architecture + MRV-1 at USA Projects The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a+e architecture , campers , camping , jeffrey eyster , mobile architecture , mobile homes , mobile studio , Modern Recreational Vehicle , MRV-1 , nature retreat

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Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts for Green Thumbs!

November 29, 2012 by  
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If you’ve got someone on your list who loves to garden, then ’tis the season to give that green thumb a gift that will help them tend to the world’s plants, flowers and veggies. We’ve rounded up some of the best green gifts for every kind of gardener , from the city-dweller to the suburbanite and everything in between. Check out all of our top picks in our Green Holiday Gift Guide ahead! GIFTS FOR GREEN THUMBS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back to the roots , corazon hummingbird feeder , dawn redwood bonsaid kit , DIY terrarium , eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , flatpack birdhouse , garden rocks , gifts for gardeners , gifts for the green thumb , green christmas , green gift guide , green gifts for gardeners , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green presents , green thumb gift ideas , green thumb presents , green xmas , growbottle , holiday garden gifts , holiday gifts for gardeners , INDOOR CULINARY HERB GARDEN STARTER KIT , kneelo kneeling pad , mini hothouse , mushroom kit , naturemill , raindrop mason beehouse , recycled silverware garden markers , ren hand cream , what to give gardeners

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November 29, 2012 by  
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If you’ve got someone on your list who loves to garden, then ’tis the season to give that green thumb a gift that will help them tend to the world’s plants, flowers and veggies. We’ve rounded up some of the best green gifts for every kind of gardener , from the city-dweller to the suburbanite and everything in between. Check out all of our top picks in our Green Holiday Gift Guide ahead! GIFTS FOR GREEN THUMBS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back to the roots , corazon hummingbird feeder , dawn redwood bonsaid kit , DIY terrarium , eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , flatpack birdhouse , garden rocks , gifts for gardeners , gifts for the green thumb , green christmas , green gift guide , green gifts for gardeners , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green presents , green thumb gift ideas , green thumb presents , green xmas , growbottle , holiday garden gifts , holiday gifts for gardeners , INDOOR CULINARY HERB GARDEN STARTER KIT , kneelo kneeling pad , mini hothouse , mushroom kit , naturemill , raindrop mason beehouse , recycled silverware garden markers , ren hand cream , what to give gardeners

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14 Eco-Friendly Design Alternatives to the Traditional Christmas Tree

November 29, 2012 by  
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