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

by , 07/28/14

Kevin Cyr, Camper Kart, social design, tiny home, recycled materials, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, shopping cart, nomadic life, mobile home, portable 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. Connie Lyons February 6, 2015 at 1:22 am

    greatest ideal that anyone has come up for the homeless

  2. Dinky Dee February 3, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    This would be a good idea except that shopping carts turnover too easy, old people would hav hard time getting into it, and police will take a shopping cart away from homeless people every chance they can becuase it is believed to have been stolen from a store. This would be great if is was something they could carry by hand or like a backpack.

  3. Theron Heideman February 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The need to alter the legs on the tip outs so that the extend to the ground at the 4 corners giving it much more stability and the ability to level it on uneven ground.

  4. Christopher James December 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    You notice there’s no photo of someone actually laying down in it.
    For one thing, it would tip over if you tried to turn over in bed.
    Second A shopping cart farm would not support the weight of a grown adult,
    and that apparatus.

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

    And anyone remember Krzysztof Wodiczko’s “Homeless Vehicles” Project 1988-89?

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

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

    Thanks Janice. Please direct any inquiries to the designer, Kevin Cyr. Thanks!

  12. 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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