Gallery: Camper Kart is a Tiny Home That Pops Out of a Shopping Cart

 
The Camper Kart is the ultimate mobile home

Kevin Cyr recognizes that although some people choose to construct tiny houses out of a deep love for the environment, hundreds of thousands of people around the world don’t have the resources to build their own home – no matter how small it is. It weighs very little, features mesh walls that allow the tent to breathe and it folds down into a wooden box made of what appear to be recycled pieces of wood.

This inconspicuous intervention makes the the cart look very uninteresting to passersby and could well avert would-be thieves. We’re not sure how folks with no home could get their hands on one of these, except through sponsors or charity programs, but it looks significantly more comfortable than a cardboard box. For more solutions to nomadic life, check out Kevin’s Home in the Weeds.

+ Kevin Cyr

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  1. RobG July 4, 2014 at 12:10 am

    And anyone remember Krzysztof Wodiczko’s “Homeless Vehicles” Project 1988-89? http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/homeless-vehicles/

  2. reopro77 November 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Obamoclypse Pop Cart Cities ” Affordable Housing for the Working Class ” FYI The Undocumented & Non Worker’s get you House LOL

  3. nevrdun October 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

    how about just giving them a tent for their existing shopping cart. cheaper and a heck of a lot more portable. easier to hide in the bushes being low to the ground. most homeless keep a small profile, let alone the added weight to push around.

  4. maxaminus July 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I think this should be considered high art rather than a serious design.

  5. greenspan June 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Just need to give it an inflatable boat in case of an water world apocalypse scenario and that’d be cool

  6. BRADLEY D BOLTZ June 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Kinda kool, kinda kitsche, kinda tippy and definitely perpetuating a politically incorrect stereotype(the irony of which I like).

    It looks like a tipping hazard even without considering a strong breeze. Being top heavy with such a narrow footprint it would be prone to accidental & on purpose pedestrian tipping (the new urban cow tipping!)and could use some outriggers(a potential pedestrian tripping hazard).

    Definitely needs the touch of a good architect and industrial designer to get it out of the novelty zone. I still dig the concept.- Bradley D Boltz, almostaArchitect!

  7. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin June 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Thanks Janice. Please direct any inquiries to the designer, Kevin Cyr. Thanks! http://kevincyr.net/index.php?/contact/

  8. janicehicks June 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I would like to know how can my pastor get this program for our church New Hope Restoration Center in Bakersfield, feed and cloth the homeless every weekend, can you please mail information to 5880 District Blvd #3, Bakersfield, Ca 93313 -Office #661-412-4947, my cell # 661-706-0283, this will bless someone and even if just one portable home can be just to help one person at a time.Be blessed today. Sincerely blessed, Janice Hicks

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