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Camper Bike: A Pedal-Powered RV For One

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On March 20, 2014 @ 12:55 pm In Architecture,gallery,Green Transportation | 10 Comments

RVs, camper, cab over camper, bike camper, human powered, camper bike [7]

The pedal powered camper was constructed in April 2008 and is built for one. Attached to a burly tricycle frame made to haul goods, the cab-over easily sits on the back platform. Like a turtle shell this camper [8] goes anywhere the owner can bike it. The camper’s interior features small and efficient appliances as well as a place to sleep and storage. We’re dying to see pictures of the inside, but alas, none have been found.

Cyr’s Camper is also the subject of a number of his paintings [9], which feature RVs, delivery vans, ice cream trucks, beat up old trucks and motorcycles. About his work, Cyr says, “In this particular series, I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles, and well-traveled recreational vehicles. I find that there is so much character in old delivery trucks and vans — especially when covered with graffiti — and in the old RVs parked in someone’s yard off a main road. Removing them from their everyday context gives them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.”
+ Kevin Cyr [6]

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: http://inhabitat.com/camper-bike-pedal-powered-rv-for-one/camperbike-ed01/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/camper-bike-pedal-powered-rv-for-one/camper-bike-3/?extend=1

[3] RV: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/03/mysterious-floating-campground-pops-up-in-holland/

[4] RV: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/17/eco-camper-by-verdier/

[5] human powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/18/pedal-powered-hovercraft-cruises-over-the-thames/

[6] Kevin Cyr: http://www.kevincyr.net/index.php?/project/camper-bike/

[7] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/18/camper-bike-pedal-powered-rv-for-one/camperbike2/

[8] camper: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/01/mobile-rolling-stone-eco-capsule-home/

[9] paintings: http://www.inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=54288

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