How would you like a camper designed by the same person responsible for living quarters on the International Space Station?
Architect Garrett Finney has done that, and now his company, Taxa, has created a truly space-age way to rough it.
Called the Firefly, the 600-pound camper can in the bed of a pickup truck or on a lightweight trailer, according to TreeHugger. It’s basically an aluminum and composite tent, with only a pair of folding benches and storage space inside. It sits on metal legs, just like the Lunar lander.
The design hasn’t been completed, though. Finney and company envision using the outer walls to attach water tanks and other accessories. While it will primarily appeal to campers looking for a light footprint, Finney also believes the Firefly could be used in disaster-relief applications, making up highly-mobile base camps for responders.