Not everyone camps in a tent or a cabin. Pickup-truck-bed-mounted campers are still a popular option for people who want to get away from it all. Hey, it was good enough for John Steinbeck.
The Terrapin from Casual Turtle Campers (via TreeHugger) puts a stylish and sustainable spin on this staple of U.S. highways. It’s handmade out of wood with a design inspired by nautical things and 1950s and ’60s small trailers.
This house box features a sloped, aerodynamic roof covered with waterproof material, insulation, seven windows and exterior and interior power outlets. Inside, there’s a galley and a dinette that folds down to become a bed.
The exterior cladding is made from Western Red Cedar, known for its lightness, low rate of shrinkage, and pest and moisture resistance. The underside is coated in truck berliner for added toughness.
The Terrapin is built on a 5-foot by 8-foot trailer frame and weighs 1,360 pounds, but other sizes and configurations are available in a similar style from Casual Turtle Campers.