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Ultra-light micro-camper provides a Homie away from home

Ultra-light micro-camper provi...
The Homie will set you back from €6,500 (or US$7,245)
The Homie will set you back from €6,500 (or US$7,245)
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The Homie measures 149 x 145 x 99 cm (58 x 57 x 38 in) when folded
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The Homie measures 149 x 145 x 99 cm (58 x 57 x 38 in) when folded
Due to the extra weight of the trailer and need for greater rigidity in the shell, total weight for the Homie comes in at 200 kg (440 lb)
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Due to the extra weight of the trailer and need for greater rigidity in the shell, total weight for the Homie comes in at 200 kg (440 lb)
The Homie will set you back from €6,500 (or US$7,245)
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The Homie will set you back from €6,500 (or US$7,245)
Designer Mads Johansen told us that the idea is to go from stopping to camping within three minutes
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Designer Mads Johansen told us that the idea is to go from stopping to camping within three minutes
With its light weight, size and relatively cheap price, the Homie can be likened to a classic teardrop, but has the benefit of allowing users to sit upright 
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With its light weight, size and relatively cheap price, the Homie can be likened to a classic teardrop, but has the benefit of allowing users to sit upright 
The Homie is built from aluminum and wood, with a layer of insulation and composite plastic
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The Homie is built from aluminum and wood, with a layer of insulation and composite plastic
The Homie comes with lots of optional extras, including a kitchen package with bowls, cutlery, and other necessities
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The Homie comes with lots of optional extras, including a kitchen package with bowls, cutlery, and other necessities
The Homie can run off-grid with a solar package 
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The Homie can run off-grid with a solar package 
Thanks to its light weight of just 200 kg (440 lb), even older and classic cars should have no issue towing this thing
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Thanks to its light weight of just 200 kg (440 lb), even older and classic cars should have no issue towing this thing
The Homie measures 149 x 145 x 99 cm (58 x 57 x 38 in) when folded
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The Homie measures 149 x 145 x 99 cm (58 x 57 x 38 in) when folded
Due to the extra weight of the trailer and need for greater rigidity in the shell, total weight for the Homie comes in at 200 kg (440 lb)
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Due to the extra weight of the trailer and need for greater rigidity in the shell, total weight for the Homie comes in at 200 kg (440 lb)
There's no room for a kitchen inside the Homie so cooking must be done outside 
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There's no room for a kitchen inside the Homie so cooking must be done outside 
Inside the Homie
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Inside the Homie
Inside the Homie
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Inside the Homie
Wide Path Camper also sells a camper module which can be affixed to a pickup or something similar
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Wide Path Camper also sells a camper module which can be affixed to a pickup or something similar
Wide Path Camper also sells a camper module which can be affixed to a pickup or something similar
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Wide Path Camper also sells a camper module which can be affixed to a pickup or something similar
Pricing for the camper module starts at €4,700 ($4,884)
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Pricing for the camper module starts at €4,700 ($4,884)
The camper module is sold on a pallet 
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The camper module is sold on a pallet 
The bed inside the Homie
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The bed inside the Homie

Those who liked the cute styling of the bike-towable Wide Path Camper but don't have the thighs of steel required to pull it now have another option. A new car-towable version, dubbed the Homie, is available, and includes a dining table, seating and a bed. It can also operate off-the-grid with solar power.

The Homie is the same essential product as the bicycle-towed Wide Path Camper and has the folding mechanism that allows it to be more compact while towing and larger when stationary.

The cabin measures 149 x 145 x 99 cm (58 x 57 x 39 in) when folded and 149 x 285 x 99 cm (58 x 112 x 39 in) when unfolded. Due to the additional weight of the trailer and need for greater rigidity in the shell, total weight now comes in at 200 kg (440 lb), which is around four times the weight of the bike-towable version. That's still very light though and shouldn't be a problem to tow, even for older and smaller cars.

It's built from composite plastic, aluminum, and wood, with a layer of insulation. Designer Mads Johansen told us that the idea is to go from stopping to camping within three minutes.

The Homie comes with lots of optional extras, including a kitchen package with bowls, cutlery, and other necessities
The Homie comes with lots of optional extras, including a kitchen package with bowls, cutlery, and other necessities

In a market packed with many different takes on the camping trailer, the Homie may struggle to stand out. However, with its light weight, compact size and relatively low price – €6,500 (or a higher than exchange rate $7,245 delivered to a US port) – it may appeal to those looking for something really small and light, like the Timberleaf or Mogo Freedom, but with the added benefit of some extra headroom and a dining table. Like both of those models, you'll need to do your cooking outside.

The sitting area and table can be folded into a bed and night stand. Some storage space is also available.

The Homie comes with lots of optional extras, including bronze or grey window tints, and a "Lux" package with thicker cushions and matching trim. A solar package adds a roof-mounted solar array, while other extras include kitchen package with bowls, cutlery, etc. An awning is also available.

The Homie is available in both Europe and the US and delivery is expected for the next few months (Johansen told us it should be ready for spring camping, in the northern hemisphere).

Wide Path Camper also sells a camper module which can be affixed to a pickup or something similar
Wide Path Camper also sells a camper module which can be affixed to a pickup or something similar

Wide Path Camper also sells a standalone module which handy types can affix to a pickup or a three wheel cargo moped or similar to make a sort of mini-motorhome (as pictured above). Pricing for this module starts at €4,700 ($4,884).

Source: Wide Path Camper

4 comments
Wolf0579
Of course, you could just get the originals, a van, or a station wagon.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really neat. It reminds me of a similar product that was lighter in weight and was for a bicycle to tow.
Harap White
@ Tom Lee Mullins you are correct! the bycicle versoin is made by the same company
OwkayeGo
What's the point of having it fold? To make the structure weaker, add unnecessary weight, increase wind resistance, and add higher cost?