Tags: A retro trailer
On the surface, the Happier Camper looks like nothing more than a cute, retro trailer fit for sleeping on the go.
But it’s actually very modern — so modern in fact, that it’s packed with innovation. From solar power paneling to a built-in bluetooth sound system, this ain’t your grandma’s camper.
Designed for off-grid use, this solar-powered camper features an adorable round-edged vintage shell reminiscent of the two-tone VW vans. Reconfiguring the tiny camper interior is a snap with “Adaptiv,” a modular system that allows users to swap out furniture components and create a variety of living spaces—from a five-person bedroom to a kitchen—in a matter of minutes.
Weighing in at just 1,100 pounds (500 kilograms), the ultra-lightweight HC1 travel trailer can be easily pulled by small cars. Its 100% high-quality fiberglass shell comes in a colored gel coat of your choice and is outfitted with a roomy rear hatch, side entry door, beveled wheel flares, and three large panoramic windows that bring in plenty of natural light. The compact camper measures 13 feet (4 meters) in length and approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters) in width, and can fit in a standard single parking space.
The versatile “Adaptiv” interior and modular furniture are also made of lightweight fiberglass. Its six base components—a bench, kitchenette, table, cushion, floor panel, and lid—can be moved into different configurations and clicked into place like LEGO blocks. The interior’s walkable floor space measures 42 square feet and there is a little over 6 feet of headroom. The HC1 also comes equipped with a 100 W solar panel heated shower, awning, Bose sound system, built-in USB and AC power sockets, and a tablet docking station.