Are you itching to leave city life behind for an off-grid adventure? The solar-powered ECOmbo camper trailer lets you tackle that trail less traveled—without roughing it. The cozy and comfortable New Zealand-based camper lets you take all your home necessities, including the kitchen sink, on the road in a compact 95 square foot (8.8 square meter) footprint that can be easily towed to wherever adventure calls.
The ECOmbo camping companion is built with a lightweight weather-resistant and rustproof aluminum chassis designed specifically for the New Zealand outdoors. A 100-watt rooftop solar panel powers all of the cabin’s components—including the integrated LEDs, hot water, kitchen, and cabin outlets—and stores the excess energy in a 130 Ah battery. The chassis also features a built-in bike rack and is strong enough to carry a kayak on top.
The teardrop-shaped interior opens up to a comfortable full-size double bed with a large double-glazed window (and privacy blind) that overlooks panoramic views and can pop open for daytime lounging. A second rooftop window increases access to natural light and airflow. The bedroom also includes plenty of storage space and outlets for convenience, as well as a central power control panel that manages the LEDs and Airvent.
The ECOmbo’s side panel, located opposite the bedroom window, flips up and out to reveal the compact kitchen. The kitchen includes a stainless steel sink and bench, ample cupboard storage, electrical outlets, a 3Way fridge and freezer, and a 2-hob gas burner with a built-in grill. Although the camper is too small for an interior bathroom, it is equipped with an outdoor hot shower, portable toilet, as well as fresh and wastewater tanks.
The ECOmbo also offers an optional canvas extension that extends the undercover living area to a large 269 square feet (25 square meters) and protects the camper from bad weather. The off-grid camper debuted in November 2014 and is currently only available in New Zealand. Prices start at NZ$60,000 (US$39,000).
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