Is your dream to travel the world in an off-grid caravan? The Austrian manufacturers behind WOHNWAGON (Living Wagon) could help make your fantasy into reality. Wrapped in a rounded, larch-clad shell, this charming mobile home is an eco-friendly and energy-efficient gem built with locally sourced natural and recycled materials, a green roof, and solar panels. The solar-powered WOHNWAGON can be towed to just about anywhere in the world and fits within the footprint of a parking spot.
The green roof helps insulate the home during the winter and cool it during the summer months. Triple-glazed windows punctuate the larch shell, bringing in natural light and framing views. Solar photovoltaic rooftop panels generate renewable energy that can be stored in batteries located in the caravan’s false bottom. The WOHNWAGON’s retractable patio and awning allow users to transform their immediate surroundings into an outdoor living room.
The minimalist interior is decorated in light cream tones to maximize the sense of space. A large bed with storage and a pullout bed underneath is located on one of the end of the home and is separated from the bathroom, located at the opposite end, by the open kitchen and dining area. The bathroom is equipped with a composting toilet. Rainwater and gray water are collected, recycled, and treated for drinking water, household uses, or as irrigation water for the green roof. A solar water heater provides heat to the home year round. WOHNWAGON’s high-performance insulation is made up of locally sourced sheep wool faced with recyclable spruce or wood-fiber panels and clay plaster.
The WOHNWAGON was developed for mass production, however each mobile home can be individually customized. More details, including price quotes that can range from 40,000 Euros to 90,000 Euros, can be found on their website.
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