Pictured above: Land Ark RV Drake Model. Photo by Jeremy Gudac
This is the read for those who experience wanderlust on a daily basis, but prefer the comforts of home while getting a rotation of different scenic views. It’s also for those of you who like to occasionally get away or go off-grid—maybe to an off-grid Airbnb—or even those who are looking for a new home that’s preferably on wheels… and substantially cheaper than, you know, four walls stuck to terra firma, right?
Even if you’re a homebody and perfectly content with milk crates for shelving, check out these 10 trailers that are more deluxe than our apartments. They may inspire to you reevaluate your current living situation.
Happier Camper: Ultra Light Trailer
This is the happiest little darn camper you’ll ever see. It’s completely squee worthy. All adorable-ness aside, the Happier Camper Ultra Light Trailer proves that looks can be deceiving. With an overall length of 13 feet and 42 square feet of walkable floor space (with a six-foot six-inch interior height, the inside is fully customizable by using ADAPTIV™ modular cubes.
It’s kind of like a giant Lego set for adults. This fun sized trailer sleeps five, is off the grid and solar ready, has panoramic windows and a spacious hatchback. You can even have a dry toilet and a four-gallon road shower put in.
ERV: Electric RV
Welcome to the future. This sleek, fully electric, off-road RV is also 100 percent WALL-E approved. The ERV is the first of its kind and is engineered to be an energy efficient off-grid home away from home. While it looks like a beefy version of WALL-E’s house, the inside is spacious, comfortable, and, well, looks like a house or brand-spanking new studio apartment.
Its design includes a rot-free structure, 14.3 kilowatt lithium battery, 5,000 watt smart inverter, and can carry up to 2400 watts of solar array (depending on model you choose). If a smart home and a 2022 electric vehicle got together, this would be their love child.
Bowlus: Terra Firma Trailer
On the outside, it’s a cross between an Airstream and a zeppelin. On the inside, it’s like you’re being carried gently in the womb of a tree that also happens to be a charter jet. The Bowlus by Terra Firma sleeps four and has an interior height of eight feet six inches.
With skylights and sky portals (so steampunk), this 27-foot, one-inch trailer (that one inch makes a difference) comes with ample storage, a large and luxurious galley that serves four, heated flooring throughout, an en-suite bathroom, and allows you to live up to two weeks off-grid by way of the industry’s largest lithium-ion phosphate batteries.
Drake: Land Ark RV
Not really an RV, this is more like a tiny house belonging to a 1950s James Bond villain—in a good way. The slanted roof and corrugated metal siding means that externally, it’s virtually maintenance free. Though the Land Ark Drake looks dark and semi-sinister on the outside, the modern, wooden interior of this 30 foot behemoth is bright and welcoming.
There are 14 windows that let in plenty of natural light. It also has two built-in closets, a washer and dryer, a bathroom with a 30- by 60-inch bathtub/shower and single piece toilet, full kitchen with an LP stove, and two sleeping lofts—one that fits a queen-sized mattress and one that fits a king. All in a package that’s sized like an RV so you can park it just about anywhere.
Airstream: Pottery Barn Edition
Well, it happened. Airstream met up with Potterybarn at a travel trailer trade show and this little cutie happened. This 28-foot trailer has everything you’d expect from Pottery Barn: PB bedding, smart control technology, and a super swanky lavatory.
It’s the ultimate trailer for people who like cooking, and comes complete with a solid oak telescoping dinette stand, a removable outdoor hanging table, deep kitchen sink, and solid walnut cutting board (that doubles as a sink cover). It sleeps five, but if it’s a party, then just let your guests sleep outside under the retractable push-button awning. Maybe give them some Pottery Barn pillows, though.
Polydrop: Teardrop Trailer
This geometric trailer looks like it belongs in the driveway of a dome home. In fact, Polydrop says that it’s space capsule inspired. Yes. Yes, it is. The internal
command station control panel allows access to the heater, air conditioner, LED lighting, Bluetooth speaker volume, and also powers up your devices.
With a pull-out induction stove, storage drawer, sink, Dometic fridge, and large cooking space, you’ll enjoy cooking your astronaut spaghetti in the open air while “Major Tom” is blasting from inside your pod. This aerodynamic trailer comes complete with a solar-charged LiFePO4 battery system, so that you can park anywhere without an electrical hookup.
Cortes Campers: Superior Travel Trailer
This is the camper for people who love blue. Not only is it the only color currently in production, but the inside of this 17-foot camper sports a cool black, white, and silver color scheme—with blue accents, of course. If it sounds a bit cold, don’t worry. It’s not. More than anything, it looks super modern.
The Superior has an inside height of six-feet, four-inches and sleeps two on a double bed. It easily converts from day use to evening, and comes with a built-in refrigerator, microwave, gas range, and sink with gooseneck faucet. It even comes complete with a porcelain gravity flush toilet and a wet shower.
Homegrown Trailers: Sustainable Travel Trailers
The ultimate in artisanal craftsmanship, Homegrown Trailers™ produces beautiful sustainable travel trailers that combine camper mobility with tiny house living. These eco-trailers can sleep up to five, and are custom-built with multiple different layout options.
This little wooden teardrop comes complete with an indoor shower and composting cartridge toilet, 22 or 28-gallon freshwater system, complete with hot water (that’s always a plus, right?) and your choice of bunk beds, dinette, or both. There’s also the option to add on solar panels (600 to 800 watts). With a length of 23 feet, this guy is comfy and cozy, and unlike a tent, will keep you safe from bears.
Hobby Caravans: Beachy Trailer
This little hipster trailer touts coastal vibes, but is really ok with traveling anywhere but here. It’s the total wanderlust machine. Believe it or not, this boho camper was born on the beaches of Northern Germany. It’s, like, really cold there.
The Beachy comes in three different models and can sleep up to four. The kitchenette comes with a single burner, cold storage, and stainless steel sink, and is surrounded by ample open storage and lined with natural textiles that give it that chill, laid back vibe. And yes, there’s a toilet and a shower. The Hobby Beachy Trailer will make traveling your new hobby. Probably to the beach. But to a warm beach.
Escapod: Topo 2 Teardrop Trailer
This is the eco-warrior trailer of the future. The Escaped Topo 2 is molded out of a single-piece composite fiberglass shell, and its robust PET core is made from recycled milk cartons. Yes. Recycled milk cartons. With no wooden structures, this trailer is built to withstand off-roading and the elements…and maybe a zombie apocalypse.
The red and black color scheme, combined with its sleek and futuristic design make this look like it could’ve been Darth Maul’s sleeping pod on Tatooine. The 42.5 inches of headroom, queen-size memory foam mattress, two-and-a-half by five-foot stargazer window, and external galley will have you living the rugged, but comfy, life.