Greener living on four wheels Living in a more eco-friendly way and, most importantly, living in more eco-friendly homes seems to have become increasingly important to a lot of us. It is a trend that developed into a lifestyle. But how can we continue our eco-friendly lifestyle on vacation while staying independent and keeping in style? Find out how to combine sustainability with caravans featuring outstanding design.
By now, it has become perfectly normal that houses are built in a sustainable and eco-friendly fashion – that this trend is now being picked up by the makers of caravans, however, strikes us as somewhat unusual. The young start-up “Wohnwagon” was the first company to apply the concept of sustainable living to caravans. With a surface area of 269 square feet their caravan features a device for transforming rainwater into potable water, a photovoltaic system generating electricity as well as constructed wetlands for treating wastewater. In addition, solar panels on the roof can store energy for up to four days. And its exterior design? This eco-friendly self-catering home on four wheels boasts a stylish wood cladding.
A further innovation in the field of caravans, known as the “Eco-Egg”, was developed by Slovak architects. It allows its inhabitants to live independently for extended periods of time. On 86 square feet, the Eco-Egg offers everything needed for autonomous living. The caravan features an integrated wind turbine generating electricity on its side and solar panels on the roof provide additional energy. Featuring the right design, even eco-friendly can look extraordinary.