Gallery: Modern Bufalino Camper is a Miniature Home on Wheels

Kitted out with the essentials a modern camper may need - bed, basin, cooking area, and a laptop desk - the pint-sized vehicle is a one room "base-camp", designed to perfection.

This brilliant Bufalino Camper is a minature home that’s perfect for the minimalist voyager seeking to lead a contemporary nomadic lifestyle. The compact vehicle is kitted out with all of the essentials a modern camper may need – a bed, a basin, a cooking area, and a laptop desk. German industrial designer Cornelius Comanns wanted to provide a space for people on the move – a flexible ‘home’ to return to (despite the absence of a bathroom!)

The Bufalino Camper is modeled around the Piaggio APE 50 tricycle – a light vehicle with excellent fuel efficiency. The design preserves the trike’s engine and frame while outfitting the vehicle with additional amenities. This cool and economical alternative to hulking RVs shows that good things really do come in small packages.

Via Designboom


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  1. Richard Reiser January 7, 2015 at 5:30 am

    I want one. Are there plans to go ahead with reduction?

  2. SB Willow January 5, 2015 at 6:40 am

    This camper is amazing! if it were a tiny bit bigger for two plus cat or small doggie that would be even better! Still so innovative use of design and efficient multipurpose transport and living is amazing to see.

  3. Justus Hattingh July 28, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Who and where is the owner of this Vehicle, i need to get hold of him / them please, this would help thousands of South African people.

  4. Justus Hattingh July 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Please we in South Africa need this kind of brilliant transport ! call me Justus Hattingh.

  5. stanford.butler March 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Price, please. Want to buy it if right price.

  6. skippynatureguy October 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    This is a no brainer. Simply re-design it to have four wheels. If you want to REALLY come up with something energy efficient create a pedal car motorhome.

  7. questioneverything November 4, 2011 at 8:36 am

    The three wheel design is hideously unstable and hence unsafe. So, I would certainly not cal it brilliant. Clever in many aspects, but lacking basic safety means it’s a non-starter, as they say.

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