For those who like to hit the open road with some of the comforts of home, towing a camping trailer is the way to go. In that spirit of getting back to nature, a sustainable camper from Homegrown Trailers fits the bill nicely.
Based in Woodinville, Washington, Homegrown Trailers handcrafts travel trailers from sustainable materials. The trailer, paneled in sustainably harvested wood, has a dry weight of just 2,000 pounds, which means it doesn't need a heavy duty truck to pull it around. The low weight also helps save fuel. It features a solar system with a battery that stores two days worth of energy. An off-grid package upgrades the solar panels from 400 to 800 watts, and includes a 7,000-watt-hour battery good for five days of energy.
The 94-square-foot interior is accommodating, with a couch that pulls out into a queen-sized bed, as well as a set of bunk beds. It store 12 gallons of fresh water, and includes a kitchen with an induction cooktop and a mini fridge. A pop-top provides more headroom as well as ventilation. When nature calls, a more eco-friendly composting toilet takes the place of the usual holding tank system.
Homegrown Trailers currently has a working prototype, a workspace and staff to build the trailers. It is currently running an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, through which supporters can secure a trailer rental or buy one for as low as $25,995. The trailers will retail for $28,995, and the off-grid package adds another $7,500. If you're not looking to buy, and just want to get away from it all for a few days, Homegrown intends to provide trailer rentals out of their Woodinville facility.