02 Aug '11, 3pm

really clever bit of small space design: The Cricket Trailer.

really clever bit of small space design: The Cricket Trailer.

Images credit Cricket Architect and designer Garrett Finney always loved small spaces, and moved to Houston to work on the habitation module (where the astronauts live) of the International Space Station. Wanting to camp with his kids in a little more comfort than a tent, he combined his "NASA experience with his love of the earth" to design the Cricket, "an innovative lightweight, compact, and flexible small environment in which to travel and explore the world we live in." The design combines the low profile of a pop-up tent trailer, which dramatically increases fuel efficiency, with the benefits of a solid trailer. It is also as light and minimalist as possible. A lot of what is 'green' about the Cricket is what is not there. The efficiency of the Cricket is systemic: we're endeavoring to create an overall system with the smallest footprint. We strive for an overarching ...

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